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Not to Be Missed... comprises the conservation and rehabilitation of the existing Dar in the old neighbourhood of East Riffa as well as an extension on a neighbouring plot, and accommodates a larger performance hall and residency spaces. The new Dar Al Riffa enhances the intangible heritage of Riffa, and the folk singing that is specific to this area of Bahrain.

Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix 2017

For more info, visit culture.gov.bh

Gulf Property Show

Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre When: 25th to 27th April

Paco Renteria

Where: Bahrain National Theatre When: 6th April 2017 Paco Renteria is Mexico’s most successful guitarist at present and is in fact considered by critics as one of the best in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch him live at the Cultural Hall.

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Bahrain India Week 2017 Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre When: 6th to 7th April

Inspired by the vision of Bahrain’s leaders, BAHRAIN INDIA WEEK 2017 is a showcase platform that will energise the economic, cultural and trade ties between both countries. For more info, visit biw2017.me

Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix 2017 Where: Bahrain International Circuit When: 14th to 16th April

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The Bahrain Grand Prix will take place as the third Grand Prix of the season. And it will also for the fourth successive year be held as a night race. Apart from Formula 1 racing, there will also be plenty of action in the international support race programme.

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The Pearling Path Exhibition

Where: Bahrain National Museum When: 18th April

The Pearling Path Exhibition

The Gulf Property Show will showcase products and services from the local and international real estate and property development sectors, which will provide the opportunity to promote Bahrain’s property assets.

Four years after the inscription of the “Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy” site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the exhibition will showcase the built vision for the site through architectural models, images, studies and mock-ups of the different components of the project.

For more info, visit gulfpropertyshow.net

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Dar Al-Riffa Al-Oda

Gulf Interiors Exhibition provides a platform for local and international retailers, interior designers, architects and contractors to showcase their latest luxury and designer products to everyone.

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For more info, visit gulfinteriorsexhibition.com

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Events

Easter Delights Al Areen Palace and Spa celebrates Easter with some enchanting promotions.

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ince the creation of Al Areen Palace and Spa in 2007, it has continued to deliver exceptional service through its villas, restaurants, spa, and recreation facilities. l Areen Palace and Spa is well-known for luxury, exclusivity, and tranquility. The property aims to offer guests with a unique experience in elegant surroundings. Stepping into its grounds is like stepping into another world. This Easter, Al Areen Palace and Spa continues to draw the crowd with its fabulous Easter delights.

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Onay Akkan and Kamuran Umuzdas. Keizo, with its romantic ambiance appeals to many diners. This Easter, it will offer Asian Cooking Classes so you can recreate the tempting, succulent dishes at your own home. Keizo’s master chefs will guide guests step by step through the fragrant world of Asian spices, fruits, and vegetables. The cooking classes include complimentary drinks, cooking ingredients, recipes, and a certificate. At a fee of BD10 net per person per class, it is a steal. Classes are on the 8th and 29th of April.

Saffron, is holding a Turkish Food uned addition, you get 30% Stay t etition In Festival from April off when you book the p m o c 20 -23, 2017. This Private Island Gazebos t to for a a fligh weekend festival for a romantic dining o win bul. t promises its diners a experience and an Istan mouthwatering variety additional 20% discount of hot and cold mezze, on you’re a la carte dinner as well as vegetarian menu order! Romantic Island fare and juicy meat dishes Dining bookings include Rose courtesy of special Turkish guest chef Petals Décor, Centre Piece, Flowers, Turgut Ay. There will be a showcase Candles, and many more upon of different Turkish brands and live request. entertainment by a Turkish music Romantic Dining Island booking and ensemble consisting of Ahmet Baran, dinner menu are charged separately. 6

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Grand Wadi Tent

The Grand Wadi Tent will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on the 16th of April. With a basket-load of great activities including Easter egg hunting for kids, and a sumptuous lunch buffet with nicely prepared Easter goodies and a live DJ; you are in for a treat! Special guest, international magician/ illusionist from the Czech republic, Michael Sindelar will be the highlight of the event. Sindelar has already performed in the world’s top stages including the Formula 1 Race in Abu Dhabi, the Four Seasons Resort in Bali and Maldives and Andaz Hotels in New York, and Fiji among others. This is a not to be missed event for only BD13++. Note: Al Areen will arrange for a brief performance in all their restaurants on April 14-15 as part of the entertainment for dining guests.


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Coffee Shops

Bahrain’s Best Coffee

Le Bateau Coffee

Christmas in Starbucks. Best of all, they have on the go meals for busy working people.

Where: Tubli What: coffee shop and pastry house Contact: +973 1700 6197

Cafe T

Known for its incredible croissants, and other varieties of baked goodies, Le Bateu specializes in celebration cakes for birthdays, graduations, and wedding anniversaries. The cakes can be made with your favorite filling as well: mocha, hazelnut, caramel, coconut, and more. But there’s no need to wait for a special occasion, head on over to La Bateau for a coffee and a croissant. Treat yo’self.

Nestle Toll House

Where: Royal Golf Club What: coffee shop Contact: +973 1775 0777

who are health-conscious.

Where: Al Suqayah and in other places around Bahrain What: coffee shop Contact: +973 1700 7722

Starbucks

This beloved coffee shop is a premiere dessert cafe owing to its unique treats. They have baked goodies, coffee, ice cream, and savory treats; and you can take home everything and/or deliver the same to your loved ones. They also have real fruit smoothies and frozen yogurt for those

This quintessential coffee shop has created its name around coffee. Offering delicious hot and iced blended beverages paired with freshly baked pastries, Starbucks has become ubiquitous in the coffeedrinking world. With new flavors and gifts every season, it’s always like

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Where: all around Bahrain What: coffee shop Contact: +973 1753 1728

Cafe T is a cool cafe with a great ambiance, situated as it is in the Royal Golf Club where you can take a look at the lush green rolling hills and even putt a little (if you’re a member), or just stroll through (if you’re not). The bright and cheery surroundings with a TV that shows the latest football game will get you in the mood for golf or chatting with friends.

La Brasserie Bahrain Where: Elite Resort and Spa, Muharraq What: coffee shop Contact: +973 17 313 333 If you want to have coffee in posh surroundings, La Brasserie fits the bill. Aside from coffee, you can enjoy a lavish buffet, with an excellent selection of beverages. Located at the


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poolside and overlooking Bahrain Bay, it offers a serene respite from daily life. It is an ideal place to unwind and relax while enjoying exquisite international cuisine.

Med Cafe Where: Adliya, Shaikha Isa Ave. Near C.I.D. Office, Rd No3601, Manama What: Mediterranean inspired cafe Contact: +973 1771 3088 Med Cafe offers a great variety of cafe food, Lebanese dishes, breakfast treats, and desserts. Some of their best-selling dishes are the penne pollo broccoli e funghi and chocolate banana nuts. Their food is not extravagantly priced and is consistently rated excellent by reviewers. Plus, the cafe is all blue-themed, it has a relaxing sort of ambiance and would be great for an afternoon out with friends.

Tea Club Cafe Where: Amwaj What: tea club and cafe Contact: +973 3888 7107 The tea club is an elegant tea establishment in Amwaj with a massive selection of teas and treats. Some of the more interesting food choices are the Peanut Butter Bonanza Salad, the Rocket Pizza, and the Artichoke Hearts Pizzaschnitzel. Their tea menu will be sure to delight many tea lovers with a selection of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Sri Lankan teas. Tea-time is taken very seriously indeed in this place!

Veranda Where: Amwaj What: garden restaurant Contact: +973 1771 5868 This lifestyle cafe is one of Bahrain’s most popular hang-outs with

branches in Adliya, Amwaj, and behind Adhari Park. It has a garden theme so it’s especially restful to sit and drink coffee in the midst of such abundant greenery. The cafe offers fusion dishes and has special areas for family dinners and also a youth gallery which features a juice bar, bakery, and ice cream delicatessen. Yum!

Bay View Lounge Where: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay What: tea club and cafe Contact: +973 1711 5000 Elegant and royal, coffee at the Bay View Lounge is a grand affair and deserves serious aplomb. You can savor international fare or afternoon tea while enjoying live piano music and marveling at the amazing skyline views. There’s also an outdoor terrace and a private majlis should you wish to have a little more privacy.

Bin Mattar House Where: Rd No 1129, Muharraq What: art gallery and cafe No less imposing and elegant is the Bin Mattar house, famed for the glimpses it provides of the art and architecture in the Arab world. Once the home of a pearl merchant, it has been reinvented as a museum devoted to the history of pearling (on the 1st floor), with an airy gallery displaying contemporary art. There’s also an excellent gift shop and coffee house so you can sit and relax for a bit after your art forays.

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Gastro CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN Hop over at La Mosaique Restaurant or The Harvesters Pub for an Easter themed brunch on 14th April. It’s going to be a family affair and the little ones will have so much to look forward to at their kids corner. This promotion is priced at BD35 net per person and BD12.750 net for kids 7-12. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1753 1122

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Our favourite picks from the many dining promotions in Bahrain. ART ROTANA, AMWAJ ISLANDS Enjoy an unforgettable Easter celebration on the 16th April with your family and friends over an extravagant Brunch feast. Choices will be filled with succulent classic and seasonal dishes, sumptuous live cooking stations all while enjoying a live performance from the in house band. After brunch, the eminent ART Rotana Egg Hunt will begin for the little ones to present an unforgettable experience for the whole family. This is priced at BD20++/34++ per person and BD10 net for kids. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1600 0111

Spend the perfect Friday afternoon in the heart of Bahrain and indulge in a wide variety of delicious homemade comfort food with Chef Wolfgang Puck. Enjoy every Friday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm priced at BHD 24 (including soft beverages and coffee) or BHD 34 (including an extended beverage package). An American BBQ party with the celebrity chef will also take place on 15th April at The Lawn for BD69++ per person including beverages. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1711 5044

For info and reservations, call Tel +973 17 751262 .

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AL AREEN PALACE & SPA Saffron invites everyone to the Turkish Food Festival on the 20th April. The weekend festival promises its diners a mouthwatering variety of hot and cold mezze, as well as vegetarian fare and juicy meat dishes by a guest chef from Turkey. It will showcase different Turkish brands and live entertainment. Asian cooking classes will also be held at Keizo on 8th and 29th April for BD10 net per person per class. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1784 5000

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Diners at the Royal Golf Club can enjoy a Jazzy Friday Brunch at the Links Restaurant from noon to 4pm. On top of the tasty dishes, be entertained by a live performance of contemporary jazz and blues by Ahmed Al Qasim, for just BD 30 NET per person inclusive of unlimited selected beverages.

RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES AMWAJ ISLANDS Choices at Art Rotana

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Citrus all-day-dining restaurant offers a lavish Friday brunch that guarantees a laid-back and refreshing noon. With


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Crazy Good, with wide variety of fresh and bold flavours. Crazy Hot, from China, Singapore, Cambodia to Vietnam, this delicious menu geographically covers quite a distance. Crazy Fresh, 100 percent made from scratch daily.

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Easter Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton

Friday Brunch at Sheraton the best value of BD12++ for adults and BD6++ for kids 6-12, guests will be able to experience live cooking stations and kids and entertainment. A truly international buffet which offers warm and friendly ambience with great food and setting. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1600 0099

THE DOMAIN HOTEL & SPA Imari Restaurant is inviting everyone to Sushi Mondays where diners can feast like a king with all you an eat & drink for only BD14++/17++, every Monday from 7pm to 10pm. Indulge in Friday Brunch, a grown-up affair at Le Sauvage and Le Domain [34] from 12pm to 4pm for BD19++/27++.

For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1600 0000

LE MERIDIEN BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE Indulge yourself in an Easter and F1 themed Baharat Brunch in 14th April. Discover “The Sweetest Brunch” for yourself and be prepared to enjoy a sensorial and savoury experience for BD18++ (water or soft drinks) or BD30++ (selected free flow beverages). For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1717 1144

THE RITZ-CARLTON BAHRAIN Hop on for an eggciting Easter Brunch

La Mosaique Restaurant at Crowne Plaza with families and friends at La Med on 16th Aprll from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Enjoy a special spread of international specialties while the children go on an egg hunting adventure. This offer is priced at BD35++/45++. Continue the merriment and join the Baisakhi Festival at Nirvana where a special a la carte menu will be served to celebrate the famous harvest festival in Punjab, Northern India. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1758 6499

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Saraya, Fiamma, and Wok is inviting everyone to their Friday Brunch also known as the Grand Brunch. Enjoy international food, live cooking station, live entertainment, kids’ corner with pony ride in and indoor or outdoor setting for BD32/36/65 net. Links at the Royal Golf Club

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For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1763 6363


Beaches

10 of the Best Beaches Marassi Al Bahrain Where: Diyar Al Muharraq Known for: beach parties and fairs Contact: +973 8009 8888

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This beach-resort type destination has been home to some of the hottest parties, DJ sets, and fairs since its inception. It has also supported local craftsmen and entrepreneurs by giving them a home to promote their businesses like the Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayak competitions which are great fun for the whole family.

The Ritz Carlton Beach Where: Seef Known for: luxury waterfront property Contact: +973 1758 0000 Despite being a members only beach, this stretch of waterfront is so pristine and luxurious that guests can look forward to a resort lifestyle experience. This stunning beach sweeps around a lagoon with its own island and private marina, great for watersports activities like kayaking, jetskiing, and swimming.

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Jazair Beach Where: Zallaq Known for: being one of the most beautiful beaches in the country Contact: +973 17 836 078 Fancy a snorkeling trip complete with beach barbecue? This is the perfect place. You can make a day off it and visit the nearby Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark, and Al Areen Wildlife Park. Also only at Jazair Beach can you find the Bahrain Sailing Club where you can practice sailing a dinghy and/or rent rooms for the night.

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Jarada Beach Where: Manama Known for: golden sands and clear waters Contact: +973 3964 3222 This island appears in the ebb and disappears in the tide. You can reach Jarada by speed boat and if you don’t own one, there are regular trips from Coral Bay or you can arrange one through Jarada Tours. If you would like to have your piece of sandbar to yourself, this is a great place to do it. If you’re writing a novel about a shipwreck, this is also a great place to do it.

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Karbabad Beach Where: Karbabad Known for: popular public beach Head for the Bahrain Fort past the Bapco petrol station at Seef, and you will find this great public beach that’s often visited by locals and expats alike. It’s a great spot for an evening walk or a picnic or to shoot some pictures. Local customs apply so please don’t wear anything revealing or showing too much skin.

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Beaches

10 of the Best Beaches Amwaj Where: Muharraq Known for: prestigious waterside address

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Surrounded by azure waters and with instant access to the Arabian Gulf, most residents in Amwaj have their own boat. This place boasts easy access to a number of offshore locations like Jarada Island, and is host to several events throughout the year, including the prestigious Bahrain Boat Show.

Bahrain Yacht Club Where: Sitra Known for: regatta Contact: +973 1770 0677 Whether you’re a seasoned sailor, or want to try and sail out the rough waters; this club will provide mentorship, camaraderie, and awesome parties to get you inspired. Head on down to Sitra to get your feet wet.

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Sofitel Thalassa Sea & Spa Where: Zallaq Known for: Thalassa Sea & Spa Contact: +973 1763 6363 Perched on the pristine beaches of Zallaq, the Sofitel beachfront is private and luxurious, and boasts the only Thalassa Sea & Spa in the GCC countries. This spectacular spa hotel blends French art with traditional Bahraini styles. You can indulge in water sports like banana boat, jetski, or build up your tan.

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Al Dar Islands Where: Sitra Known for: full moon parties If you’re going for a weekend vacation, there’s no better place than Al Dar islands. A 10 minute boat ride from Sitra, Fisherman’s Port, you can spend the night in one of the 6 exclusive chalets or rough it out in the beach huts. The private beach boasts of 400 meters of clean sand and the shallow waters make for perfect, safe swimming.

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Coral Beach Bahrain Where: Manama Known for: leisure club Contact: +973 1731 2700 Relaxation? Adventure? Entertainment? Or all three? You’ll find it here. With a spa, salon, food, and diving facilities; you can make it an excursion and bring the whole family. Aside from scuba diving, you can also enjoy other watersports like boating and jetski. 16

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Hotels

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hotels Al Areen Palace & Spa Luxuryprivate villas and seclusion far from Manama. Large, well equipped Spa. Close to F1 circuit, Tel: 1784 5000 alareenpalace.com ART Rotana Hotel & Resort Beach side property, Amwaj islands, Tel: 1600 0111 rotana.com/ARTRotanaBahrain Crowne Plaza Large business and conference venues and an array of restaurants, Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1122 cp-bahrain.com Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1666, radissonblu.com Downtown Rotana Manama, Tel: 1311 9999, rotana.com The Domain Bahrain Hotel & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1600 0000 thedomainhotels.com Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay A soaring architectural statement on its own exclusive island. Manama, Tel: 1711 5000 fourseasons.com/bahrain Golden Tulip Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 5000, goldentulipbahrain.com

out of town, close to F1 circuit. Zallaq, Tel: 1763 6363 sofitel.com

Al Manzil Juffair, Tel: 1781 3366 almanzilhotelbh.com

The Westin Bahrain City Centre Directly connected to the mall, Seef, Tel: 1717 1000 westinbahraincitycentre.com

Elite Group - a choice of properties in Bahrain for long term guests, Tel: 1722 4000 elitegroup4u.com

Apartment hotels Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Tel: 1616 1888, diplomaticareabahrain.frasershospitality.com The Diplomat Residences Diplomatic Area, Tel: 17 531666, radissonblu.com/diplomathotel-bahrain Marriott Exec. Aprts. Juffair Tel: 1736 3999 marriott.com

Premium hotels Al Safir Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 alsafirhotel.com Elite Crystal with the popular K360 nightclub downstairs. Juffair, Tel: 1722 4000 Elite Resort & Spa Muharraq, Tel: 1731 3333 elitegroup4u.com K Hotel Juffair. Tel: 1736 0000 Mercure Grand Seef Tel: 1758 4400 mercurebahrain.com Novotel Al Dana Resort Beachside property, Muharraq, Tel: 1729 8008 novotel.com Premier Juffair, Tel: 17 81 1811 infoatirampremierhotel.com

Gulf Hotel with major conference center and 9 first class restaurants, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000 gulfhotelbahrain.com

Palace Boutique Hotel Adliya, Tel: 1772 5000 thepalace.com.bh

InterContinental Regency Manama, Tel: 1722 7777 icbahrain.com

Ramada Bahrain Adliya, Manama, Tel: 1774 2000 ramadabahrain.com

Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre Directly connected to City Centre Mall, Seef, Tel: 1717 1111 lemeridienbahraincitycentre.com

Ramada City Centre Manama Seef, Tel: 1710 4000 ramadamanama-citycentre.com Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island - Relaxed holiday vibe, breathtaking views. Tel. 16000999 ramada-manama-amwaj.com

Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Close to major shopping centers. Seef, Tel: 1711 1999 rameegrandbahrain.com

Ramee Rose Juffair. with popular Club XS attached, Tel: 1761 6167. rameehotelsbahrain.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa Direct access to a private beach and lagoon, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000 ritzcarlton.com

Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Bahrain Tel: 6631 0000 reservationsbse@swiss-belhotel.com swiss-belhotelseef.com

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Next to Bahrain World Trade Centre. Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 3533 sheraton.com

S Hotel Bahrain - Smart, corporate hotel with great leisure and dining.

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Mövenpick Next to the airport, Tel: 1746 0000 moevenpickhotels.com/bahrain

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Private beach. Located

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Asian CHINESE China Garden Enchanting décor and interesting dishes. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6423 D 25, L 12 David’s Stir Fry Crazy Well-lit ambiance with authentic and flavourful dishes.Tel: 1754 0188 D 18 L 12 Hong Kong Usually busy. Um Al Hassan, Tel: 1772 8700 D 10, L 6 Rauchi at Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Asian fusion restaurant with live ktchen. Tel: 1761 6167 D 15, L 10 Soie Sheraton Hotel, Tel: 1753 3533 D 24


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Listings

Copper Chimney Authentic cuisine, Um Al Hassan, Tel: 17 728 699 D 20, L 10 Lanterns Slightly kooky décor, excellent dishes. Several locations. Tel: 1724 6777 D 20, L 10 Nirvana High class intimate setting. Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17 580 000 D 60, L 21 Rasoi Fine dining Indian restaurant. Ramee Grand, Seef, Tel: 1711 1973 D 24, L 12 Rasoi by Vineet First fine-dining Indian restaurant in Bahrain operated by a Michelin starred chef. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 26, L 14 Roti Boti Al Areen Palace & Spa. Closed on Monday. Tel: 1784 5000 D 20, L 10 Spices Indian fine dining at the Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 1122 D 50, L 12.5

JAPANESE Akiko Contemporary Japanese cuisine. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7080. D 14, L 7 Imari Japanese Restaurant at Domain Hotel, Tel: 1600 0000 D 28, L 11 Kei Popular for its maki. Golden Tulip, Tel: 1753 5000 D 20, L 9 Maki Innovative takes on sushi and maki. Moda Mall, Tel: 1752 2733 D 45, L 15

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Mirai Trendy lounge serving contemporary Japanese food, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3113 D 22, L 9 Ruka Fusion Japanese dishes with panoramic views of Manama from the 24th floor. Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1999 D 28, L 11

Sato Sushi and teppanyaki. Private rooms. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000

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INDIAN Clay Oven Authentic cuisine, Adliya, Tel: 17 717 008 D 14, L 7

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THAI Royal Thai Emphasis on seafood. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 27, L 14 Thai Lounge Thai themed lounge bar. Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17 586 499 D 40, L 11 Thailand Traditional Thai food. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7040 D 15, L 7 WU Asian Restaurant & Lounge Offering a culinary experience from the Far East. ART Rotana Amwaj, Tel: 1600 0111 D 24

ASIAN - VARIOUS Bambu Serves Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese cuisine. Adliya, Tel: 1726 2555 D 15, L 8 Bushido Enormous Samurai-themed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, Tel: 1758 3555 D 30, L 12 Keizo Al Areen: A contemporary & elegantly styled Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese & Thai Cuisine. Closed on Sundays. Tel: 17845000 Ext. 250 D 30, L 12 Meisei Spread over 3 floors with a trendy rooftop bar. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and fusion. Adliya’s block 338, Tel: 1700 7770 D 28, L 11 Monsoon Fine East-Asian cuisines served in a beautiful pavilion Adliya, Tel: 1774 9222 D 29, L 12 Nu Asia Popular lunchtime venue. Al Ali Mall, Tel: 17 587 171 D/L 15 re Asian Cuisine | Wolfgang Puck 50th floor of Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5046 D 90, L 35

AMERICAN Bennigan’s American themed diner with live music in the evenings. Al Safir Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1781 3750 D/L 9 Hard Rock Café Part of the international chain of themed restaurants. Live music. Exhibition Road, Tel: 17 291 569 D/L 16 Johnny Rockets Themed burger bar. Al Ali Mall and Amwaj Lagoon, Tel: 17 566 565 D/L 10 Ric’s Kountry Kitchen American restaurant with a lively karaoke night and separate bar that’s very popular with Americans, Juffair. Tel: 1772 5550 D/L 10 T.G.I.Friday American diner and steakhouse offering a family friendly experience. Bahrain City Centre, Juffair & others, Tel: 17 179 041 D/L 10

FRENCH Camelot Friendly bar and restaurant located in a faux castle. Live singer. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540 D 25, L 12 La Fontaine A spectacular and romantic restaurant hidden away amongst small streets, Manama, Tel: 1723 0123 D 38, L 20 Le Sauvage Masculine, leather-bound grilla room on the 36th floor with great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 D 45, L 14 Le Domain [34] Chic restaurant with great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0222 D 40, L 13 Le Jardin, Ramada Hotel Bahrain Gudaibiya, Tel: 1774 2000 D 25, L 12 PAUL French cuisine. At City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 1717232 D 15, L 10


Listings ITALIAN Bice Modelled on a restaurant with a proud Italian heritage going back to the 1920s. Moda Mall, Tel: 1753 3666 D 28, L 11 Café Italia Stylish restaurant, modern Italian cuisine Adliya, Tel: 1774 4774 D 25, L 9 Cico’s In Bahrain for 35-years, traditional Italian meals Adliya, Tel: 1771 3710 D 22, L 10 Cucina Italiana Home-made pasta, and wood-fired pizza. Al Safir Hotel, Tel: 1700 1317 D 15, L 7 Fiamma Restaurant Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 28, L 15 La Pergola Opulent Roman-style settings. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6419 D 28, L 10 Oliveto’s restuarant and lounge, beautiful outdoor seating around a pool. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6747 D 35, L 14 Masso Strong focus on quality organic ingredients. Palace Boutique Hotel, Tel: 1772 1061 D 29, L 12 Mondo Mediterranean favourites in cool surroundings. Diplomat Radisson Tel: 1753 1666 D 30, L 11 Pasquale “Trattoria” style Italian restaurant on waterfront terrace. Reef Island. Tel: 133 20617

Rosso – Bar, Enoteca, Restorante A rustic Italian restaurant serving a varied a la carte menu. ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 16000111

Vapiano Freshly made pasta and Italian pizzas and more. Tel: 1749 1391 D 18 L 16 Vento Open-air poolside Italian-style restaurant Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500 D 45

EUROPEAN - VARIOUS

D 25 Primavera Overlooking the hotel gardens and out to sea. Ritz Carlton. Tel: 1758 0000 D 35, L 18

Dining

Rialto Authentic old country dishes served up by chef Mateo. Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1974 D 27

Roma Italian fare with live music every night. Um al Hassam, Tel: 1772 3818 D 20

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Lemon Tree Exotic culinary selection, including Japanese, Arabic, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes. Ramee Grand, Tel: 17 111 999 D 35, L 9 Level 34 Masculine grill room on 34th floor. Great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 D 50, L 14 Me and You One of the few licensed restaurants in Amwaj lagoon, Live band every Friday. Tel: 1601 0160

Brasa De Brazil Churrascaria Great options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Tel: 1758 2225 D 25 L 20 Café Amsterdam and Vino Teca Barcelona 2 restaurants joined to one another and sharing a garden. Adliya, Tel: 32 000 177 D 35, L 12 La Med Popular for its buffet, Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6499 D 40, L 16 Florence La Maison Mediterraneenne Adliya Tel: 17 336 373 L 18 D 20 Nicole’s at Block 338, Tel: 1728 0700 D 35, L 7 Saveur Westin’s Eat Well concept with ‘SuperFoods’. Westin, Tel: 1717 1000

D 35, L 9 MUJU Outdoor seating area with a pleasant sea view. Dragon Resort, Tel: 1603 9800 D 30, L 18 Rimal Restaurant All-day dining with breakfast buffet and a la carte. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000 Saraya Restaurant, Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 25, L 15 Upstairs Downstairs Live music nightly, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093 D 30 Zodiac Multi Cuisine Restaurant All day dining restaurant +973 1781 3366 Zoë with rooftop and basement lounges. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6400.

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Tapas Serves tapas and cocktails on the seafront. Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363

MEXICAN Casa Mexicana Adliya, Tel: 17715521

D 37 Prego Family friendly. Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 0777

blend Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Great views of Juffair, Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000

Txoko A Basque-inspired sky lounge serving tapas. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000

D 25 Margarita Mexicana First fine-dining Mexican restaurant in Bahrain. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000

INTERNATIONAL - VARIOUS Al Wasmeyyah Golden Tulip’s signature outlet. Tel:1753 5000 D 15, L 9 Bahrain Bay Kitchen Indoor-outdoor restaurant, features an international buffet. Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500 L 22 Fusions East meets west where chefs

D 32 Senor Pacos Popular lively Mexican themed restaurant. Adliya, Tel: 1772 5873 D 20

POLYNESIAN Kontiki Asian food in stylish surrounding. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Tel: 1753 1666


Listings

CAFES

MIDDLE EASTERN

Shoo Fe Ma Fee Lebanese dining. Adliya, Tel: 17 311 280

with outdoor seating BAHRAINI Saffron AlAreen Khaleeji cuisine. Al Areen Palace, Tel: 1784 5000

Villa Mamas Opposite Saar Cinema, Tel: 17 305 031

Aroma Luxurious and modern Middle Eastern shisa café offering food. Popular with all nationalities. Seef Mall, Tel: 1758 2711 Bay View Lounge Light international fare or afternoon tea plus outdoor terrace. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000

Golestan Iranian fine dining at Sheraton Hotel, Tel: 1753 3533 Takht Jamsheed Iranian specialties Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000.

LEBANESE

Café Lilou French themed café serving light meals. Adliya, Tel: 1774 1440

Al Fayez Traditional Lebanese food with a cultural modernized twist. Reef Island. Tel: 1332 0612

Coffee World Specialty coffee house offering hot and iced coffees with sweet and savoury snacks. Reef Island. Tel: 1756 4750

Bey Route Lebanese restaurant and deli. Budaiya Tel: 1728 0111

Coco’s Very popular, especially when the weather is good as it has a large enclosed garden. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6512

Kenza Lebanese and Iranian fare. K Hotel, Tel: 17360 000

Columbus Café Offers hot drinks, snacks and desserts at City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 17172324

La Mosaique International buffets and a la carte menus. Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122

Cream & Fudge Premium ice creams, nuts, fruits, candies, fudge and more. Reef Island. Tel: 17564740 Crust Crema A true coffee experience. Saar Avenue, Tel: 1721 4155 Dome Café Part of the London chain of trendy yet cozy bistros. Juffair and Seef, Tel: 1781 0180 La Patisserie Flavoured teas, fresh savouries, and desserts. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167 Le Chocolat Specialty dishes including chocolates and burgers and pizzas. Seef, Tel: 1758 2259

Dining

IRANIAN

Senses Lounge Freshly baked goodies, and a special selection of teas and coffees. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000 Veranda Interior garden theme. There are now 3 in the chain located in Adhari, Amwaj, and Adliya, Tel: 1771 5868

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Zahle Lebanese cuisine, belly dancing. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6417

MIDDLE EASTERN - VARIOUS Baharat Dishes from across the Arab world, accompanied by sounds of live Oud player. Le Meridien, Tel: 1717 1111 D 25 Lumee Middle Eastern street food in a café/deli setting. A’ali and Saar Mall. Tel. 17434300 / 17694848 Majlis, Ramee Monroe Hotel. Live Arabic entertainment. Signature Arabic & continental cuisine. Tel 1729 6699 Reef Garden Dining with a modern Arabic twist, Reef Island. Tel. 17564730

Takasim Arabic specialty restaurant with live performances and gourmet cuisine. Tel: 1761 6167 Kosebasi Turkish steakhouse. At City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 17172322 D 20, L 15

SEAFOOD

D 32, L 14 Mawal Lebanese cuisine, set menu, live Lebanese and Iraqi singers and belly dancers. Golden Tulip,Tel: 17 535 000 ext. 8543 D 30, L 11 Olivos Brasserie Casually elegant eatery. Diplomat Radisson, Tel: 17 531 666 D 35 Pashawat Restaurant, Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 25, L 15 Rayes Lebanese food with outdoor seating looking across a small marina. Fateh Corniche, Manama, Tel: 17 312 700 D 15, L 5 Reem Al Bawadi Family-themed Lebanese café’ and shisha. Ramada Manama City Centre. Tel. 17104026

La Mer Select your meal from the display and watched it cooked before your eyes. Sofitel, Tel: 1763 6363

Rauchi Ramee Rose Hotel, Fresh seafood prepared to your own taste. Tel: 1761 6167

Reef Fish Market Reef Island. Tel: 17564730

Waves Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122 D 40, L 10 Also see Royal Thai (Thai)


Seef Mall

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Fraser Suites

Budaiya Saar Saudi Causeway

Royal Golf Club

Bahain International Circuit

Sofitel Zallaq Thalassa

Elite Seef

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Ramee

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Al Manzil

Al Safir

K Hotel

Elite Crystal

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(Apartments) Juffair Mall Hotel Ramee

Marriot (Apartments) Diva Hotel

Amwaj

Rose

Muharraq

Elite Resort Novotel

Grand mosque

Al Bander Resort Bahrain Sailing Club Bahrain Yacht Club

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Gulf Hotel

Ramada Palace

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Holiday Inn Express

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Fraser Suites

Crowne Plaza

Golden Tulip The Domain Sheraton

Downtown Rotana

Moda Mall

Central Business District

InterContinental Yateem Regency Centre

Bahrain Financial Harbour

World Trade Centre

Four Seasons

Mövenpick Art Rotana Bahrain International Airport Dragon Hotel

Ramada Amwaj


Listings

FAMILY Children friendly, soft drinks only!

Butcher Shop & Grill South African family chain. Non alcohol. City Centre, Tel: 17 172 323

CUT by Wolfgang Puck Bahrain’s newest steakhouse located at the Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5044 D 140 Flames Steak & Seafood Serving modern contemporary cuisine with rooftop dining. ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111 Al Abraaj Arabic and International cuisine at reasonable prices. Branches throughout Bahrain. Burger Lounge Gourmet burgers, salads and side dishes in a  venue as trendy as any nightspot. Amwaj Lagoon. Tel: 7705 5772 El Gringo Mexican Al Hamala Tel: 17 00 14 60 P.F. Chang’s Asian-themed diner located in Bahrain City Centre Tel: 1717 9757 T.G.I Friday’s Bahrain City Centre and Juffair Tel: 1717 9041 The Grub Shack American style Al Hamala Tel: 17 13 13 63

Legendz at the InterContinental Regency, Tel: 17 227 777. Links overlooking the golf courses. Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 1262 L8 The Meat Co. South African restaurant with roof bar. Adliya, Tel: 1774 2080

Plums Fine dining steakhouse. RitzCarlton, Tel: 1758 0000 D 72 Also see Le Sauvage (French)

Nando’s Portugese/South African peri peri chicken. Juffair and Zayad town. Tel: 17825100 Also see: Butcher Shop & Grill (Steakhouses) Listed under Chili’s (American) Listed under Johnny Rockets (American) Listed under

Dining

STEAKHOUSES

Brazil Rodizio Grill & Lounge Brazilian-themed steakhouse offering the churrascaria dining style. Adliya, Tel: 1782 6686

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Coda Jazz Lounge A Jazz Lounge & Bistro. Ground Floor, Atiram Premier Hotel. Tel: +973343 42 828/ +973-666 78 666 CUT Bar & Lounge Signature bites and drinks every Saturday and Sunday for BD3. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000 Davy Crockett’s restaurant and bar with live band. Very busy at weekends. Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tel: 3992 2583 Downtown Jam Night on Sundays where you receive a complimentary drink if you participate with the resident band. Central Business District InterContinental, Tel: 1722 7777 Elements Offers a poolside lounge in an open white room. Central Business District, InterContinental, Tel: 1722 7777 Fiddlers Green Irish themed pub. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 4666 Harvesters Large pub with outside seating. Live band. Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel. 1753 1122 Ibrida The biggest club in Bahrain with resident band and other stage events. Seef, Ramee Grand Hotel, Tel: 1711 1999 JJs popular Irish bar and restaurant, host to Bahrain’s Karaoke Idol. Adliya, Tel: 3932 9083

Nightlife Lively at weekends Waikiki Kitchen A Caribbean themed rooftop venue with a sunken bar and poolside lounge. Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 1755 8200 Brazil This intimate club has a friendly vibe and hosts some of Bahrain’s niche music genres. Adliya, Tel: 3616 1650

Klub 360 Bahrain’s most sophisticated nightclub, a dazzling combination of light, video and club mixes. Celebrity international DJs & unique cocktails. Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 3336 0300 Muju Indoor and outdoor setting that overlooks the pool and the lagoon. Amwaj, Dragon Hotel, Tel: 1603 9800 Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva Juffair, Tel: 3642 6462 Pulse Lively Arabic nightclub, Al Safir Hotel, Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999

Bushido Enormous Samuraithemed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, near RitzCarlton. Tel: 1758 6555. High $$$

Ric’s Kountry Kitchen A popular American venue with a lively karaoke night. Juffair, Tel: 1772 5550

Camelot Friendly bar and restaurant located in a faux castle. Live singer. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540

Sherlock Holmes large English themed pub with live band. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000

Calexico Fresh, Cal-Mex street food in Adliya. Open 6pm till late (Closed Sundays). Tel: 17666644

Sky Bar Rooftop experience. Closes when the summer gets too hot. Juffair, Hotel Diva, Tel: 3971 8101

Club XS Non-stop music mixed by in-house DJ. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

Tapas Bar A vibrant blue interior reminiscent of the sea outside, offering cocktails, live music, DJ’s, and hosts a


Nightlife Friday brunch. Zallaq, Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363

Flight Info

Takasim Arabic night club with live Performances and gourmet cuisine. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167 Trader Vic’s Sociable atmosphere. Sit outside to enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in Bahrain. Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6555. The Blue Hour Signature cocktails & bites at Blue Moon Lounge on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for BD5. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000 The Warbler Sports bar with an international size pool table and darts section. Manama, Tel: 1729 0600 Txoko A bar that’s almost the entire length of the club, and a raised VIP area. Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 Upstairs Downstairs Bahrain’s favourite jazz venue, renowned for its live music Dinner Shows. Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093

Airport Flight Info Tel: 1733 9339 British Airways Tel: 1758 7777 Turkish Airlines Tel: 1731 2233 Air India Tel: 1729 6444 Cathay Pacific Tel: 1722 6226 Emirates Tel: 1758 8700 Etihad Tel: 16500444 Gulf Air Tel: 1733 5777 Jet Airways Tel: 1722 7114 KLM Tel: 1722 9747 Kuwait Airways Tel: 1722 3300 Lufthansa Tel: 1782 8762 Qatar Airways Tel: 1721 2202 Saudi Airlines Tel: 1721 1550

24-Hour Pharmacies

Jaffer Pharmacy Tel: 1729 1039 18, Tarfah bin Al Abid Avenue, Manama 319 Nasser Pharmacy Tel: 1774 0900 63-B, Qadisiya Avenue, Manama 332 Awal Pharmacy Tel: 1777 2023 30 Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Avenue, East Riffa 901 Muwasaa Pharmacy Tel: 1733 5666 Shaikh Mohd bin Salman Avenue, Road 205, Muharraq

Wrangler A very wild Wild West Saloon, playing RnB. Juffair, Tel: 1729 0600

cozy Burlington Club Cigar lounge in the style of an English gentlemen’s club. Ritz Carlton, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000 Cellar 59 A wine bar and  cellar at the newly opened ART  Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111

Lagoon Has a central pool bar that you can swim up to. Zallaq, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Tel: 1763 6363 Level 34 Great views over Bahrain. Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel:1600 0000 Mai-Tai Trader Vic’s little sister, the Polynesian theme remains, Seef, Ritz-Carlton. Tel: 1758 6555 Shift 7 Formula 1 inspired  bar and lounge. Indoor and outdoor seating and excellent view of Bahrain. Muharraq, Elite Resort & Spa, Tel: 1731 3333 The K Lounge Art Deco feel, with contemporary art on display. Juffair, The K Hotel, Tel: 1736 0000 Typhoon Cocktail lounge with option to sit outside set next to the gardens of The Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6434

Klub360

Nightlife Guide Interesting events hosted by Bahrain’s best hotels Art Rotana, Amwaj Islands

Looking for a unique event to attend with your friends and loved ones? Mark your calendar, for a miraculous event all the way from Ibiza on their 2017 world tour, Café Del Mar beach party featuring famous DJs and live performers straight from the iconic Ibiza bar. The Café Del Mar World Tour will take place on the 28th April from 2pm to 12mn, for BD20 (starting entrance fee) per person with 2 drinks. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1600 0111 ext 3112

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

Azure Pool & Lounge invites everyone to the Formula 1 Party on 14th April from 9pm to 2am. An international DJ Dance show will take place on the party. Entry is priced at BD50 for outside guests with 2 drinks included and BD25 for outlet and hotel guests with 2 drinks of choice. VIP tables and private cabanas are also available for BD400 per table (6 people) plus 1 bottle of premium drink and BD700 per private cabana with 2 premium bottles with mixers included.

Nightlife

Flamingo Bar Classy cocktail and cigar lounge by the pool. Moevenpick Hotel, near Airport, Tel: 17460 000

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Nightlife For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1711 5500

Elite Crystal Hotel

Visit one of Bahrain’s most dazzling nightclub for a dazzling combination of light, video, and club mixes by celebrity DJs at Klub 360. Be prepared for an unforgettable clubbing experience. Awtar welcomes you to enjoy live Arabic music performances along with a scrumptious selection of Lebanese food and a variety of beverages. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 3336 0300

Downtown Rotana

Downtown Rotana will be hosting a Bahrain Race themed BBQ pool party on the 13th of April from 7 PM till late at Sundeck Pool Bar by the pool on the 9th floor. The amazing race themed atmosphere will surround you with a recreated ambience that will captivate your sight with a look and feel of a race track. Enjoy delicious mouth-watering meals that will keep grilling throughout the evening.

Sofitel Bahrain Thalassa Sea & Spa

Saraya Restaurant is inviting everyone to Indian Night every Saturday starting 8th April from 7pm to 10:30pm. For BD18/22 (inclusive of selected house beverages) net, you can enjoy a selection of regional Indian specialties and street food. Indulge in unlimited Dim Sum with Pho Bo dor BD12++/16++ every Thursday at Wok Restaurant.

the same beverage. A perfect treat for friends and colleagues after a busy work week. Ladies get one complimentary beverage from an assorted choice of beverages. Enjoy a chilled midweek evening as you partake with friends in Thai lounge accompanied by the beats of the DJ on Tuesdays from 7pm to 11pm. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1758 6499

For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1763 6363

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain

Lean back and chill before the weekend at Thai Lounge every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm. Enjoy one complimentary pint of Kirin Ichiban draught for every order of

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1311 9999

Crowne Plaza Bahrain

Enjoy a Beer Festival Week at the Harvesters Pub on 10th to 16th April. An F1 theme with week-long discounted beer promotion will be adding to the excitement of Formula 1. Do not miss out on the thrill of getting great deals. For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1753 1122

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands

Nightlife

Dive into the treasures of the sea at Citrus All-Day Dining Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm! Calling all seafood lovers, join them for a wide selection of seafood delights every Thursday that you can relish with your family and friends, for BD12++. You can also enjoy an authentic Italian buffet with live cooking station and Italy’s finest dishes on Italian nights for BD10 net.

For info and reservations, call Tel +973 1600 0099

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The City’s First Fine Dining Moroccan Restaurant Now at Amwaj Located at the rooftop. Influenced by Andalusian Spain, Arabia and France, Moroccan cuisine is a delicate blend of oriental aromatic flavours that makes it a unique experience. From professionally-trained chefs using only fresh ingredients, we provide the ideal dining experience that will enchant your palate and elevate your senses.

Open from Monday till Saturday Lunch 12:30pm - 3:00pm Dinner 7:00pm - Midnight RAMADA HOTEL AND SUITES AMWAJ ISLANDS P.O. Box 13220, Building 1741, Road 5715, Block Amwaj 257 Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain Phone: +973 1600 0099 | Fax: +973 1600 0098 ramada-manama-amwaj.com | dining@ramada-manama-amwaj.com


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Places to Roam in Bahrain

bab al bahrain

Beit Al Quran

Contact: +973 1761 1900

Where: Hoora Known for: being a center for Islamic Arts Contact: +973 1729 0101 The Beit Al Quran has been acknowledged as one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world. It was built “to accommodate a comprehensive and valuable collection of the Quran, and other rare manuscripts”, a concept unique to the region. Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo founded the museum and also donated the core of its collection.

al jasra handicrafts centre Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre provides a glimpse of the traditional arts and crafts that many of the villages in Bahrain have historically produced. It showcases pottery making, cloth weaving, wood working, basket weaving, and sadow making using the same techniques used in the olden times! What’s more you can buy these stuff and take it home as a centrepiece.

Bahrain Fort

Bu Maher Fort

Bab Al Bahrain Where: Manama Known for: being a shopper’s paradise Contact: +973 8000 8000 Ah! The iconic Bab Al Bahrain, without which none of our Travel to Bahrain albums are complete. Marking the entrance to Manama Souq, where one can easily spend hours browsing through the shops filled with spices, clothes, and other knicknacks; the Bab is quintessential to Bahraini life. One of the main attractions of Bab is the gold city, where exquisite gold pieces in unbelievable prices can be found.

Bahrain World Trade Center Where: Manama

Bahrain World Trade Center

Beit Al Quran Known for: shopping and fine dining Contact: +973 1332 3332 Costing $150 million and designed by multi-national architectural firm Atkins, the Bahrain World Trade Center is the world’s first skyscraper with integrated wind turbines. Overlooking the Manama waterfront, it has office towers, the five-star Sheraton Hotel, as well as MODA Mall, Bahrain’s only luxury shopping destination.

Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre

Where: Muharraq Known for: being part of the Pearling Trail Contact: +973 1729 8777 bu maher fort The Bu Maher Fort is the first step in the Pearling Trail, which the Ministry of Culture succeeded in being named a World Heritage Site in 2012. The cool thing is that the Ministry of Culture offers daily trips by sea from the Bahrain National Museum between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. These trips enable people to re-live the experiences and sea expeditions of our pearling ancestors. We encourage you to see it for yourself!

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