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Refresh, Relax & Rejuvenate Bridge the gap between expert skincare and total wellness for your body and mind establishments where their ‘relaxed’ atmosphere is nothing short of hectic, with a gaggle of voices outside the room. Alas, my concerns were quickly dashed as the doors opened and my senses were awoken with the delightful smell of lemongrass.


s I entered the InterContinental Regency Bahrain I was taken aback by the sheer grandeur of the place. Whilst I was looking up and soaking in my surroundings one of their staff members politely directed my partner and I to the lift. As the lift started to ascend to the Spa InterContinental, situated on the 10th Floor, I was excited albeit a little apprehensive about my massage. Unfortunately, I have been in other

The smiling receptionists who welcomed my partner and I instantly put me at ease. They advised us of the four treatment rooms (2 couples and 2 singles) and asked us what our preference was. We decided on one of the couples’ rooms. We were then introduced to our masseuses who asked relevant questions about what we wanted to achieve from our session, alongside querying if there were any specific areas that we would like them to focus on. As we stepped in to the couples

massage room I couldn’t help but smile. Rose petals surrounded the delicately furnished room, it was so romantic yet subtle. Our masseuses provided us with a mash-up of two massage techniques to allow optimum results. This was a nice touch as it was evidently bespoke towards our needs and the knots in our backs definitely benefited from this! The whole process was so relaxing and they only use award-winning luxury European brand ‘Bruno Vassari’ alongside a collection of other natural products, such as fruits, seeds, chocolate and yoghurt. No wonder it smells as nice as it feels! They asked minimal yet relevant questions about their pressure without disturbing the ambience. This prompt is important, as I’ve sometimes felt that it’s inappropriate to raise my concern for fear of upsetting the masseuse and just “put up” with their technique. They only use awardwinning luxury European brand ‘Bruno Vassari’ and natural products such as fruits, seeds, chocolate and yoghurt. No wonder it smells as nice as it feels! Once our session was complete we were asked if we wanted to use their steam room or use the attached shower room to freshen up. Afterwards I met their spa manager ‘Lolita Sarengo’ to ask about any offers that they had ongoing. She happily proceeded to tell me that couples can enjoy a 50 minute massage accompanied by a complimentary body scrub throughout the month of February, all for the discounted price of 55bd. Also, why not share the love and purchase one of their gift vouchers as a treat? This also provides you with the added bonus of a further 30% off any treatment. As we were leaving we were offered refreshing detox water and were advised of the importance to hydrate after a massage. InterContinental Spa truly has thought of everything! For reservations Tel +973 17208355Open daily 8am to 10pm

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Not to Be Missed... Join one of the oldest marathon event in the region. The Bahrain Road Runners apires to bring participants together as a community by offering a supportive, energetic and empowering environment for people pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. For more info, visit

Shop Bahrain When: 19 to 18 Feb

Drag & Drift

Your Face is Not You – An Art Exhibition with Dalal AlSindi When: 1, 2 & 4 February Where: Words Bookstore Café Dala Alsindi’s expression in her first solo exhibition expresses the lack and fullness of ego we suffer as individuals. Her practice as an art therapist has a deep effect on her work in terms of psychological expression and rawness seen in her paintings. Establishing the first fine art therapy centre in Bahrain in 2012, the Art Therapy Centre, Dalal offers and international approach to art therapy tempered with a local understanding and appreciation of Bahrain’s culture and people. For more info, visit

Drag & Drift

Gulf Industry Fair When: 7 to 9 February Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre Gulf Industry Fair covers the key industrial segments including aluminium, machine tools, industrial equipment, automation, steel, energy, logistics and manufacturing. The Fair also provides a unique opportunity for the operators of industrial areas, ports and free zones to meet an interested market of decision makers in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. For more info, visit

BRR Full Marathon When: 17 February Where: Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq

The 3rd edition of Bahrain Shopping Festival – Shop Bahrain approaches to bring visitors and residents an exciting monthlong shopping experience. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy unique family entertainment, shopping promotions and raffle draws on valuable prizes. For more info, visit

Bahrain International Garden Show When: 23 to 26 February Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Bahrain’s largest flower, lifestyle & garden show. Since its establishment in 2004, Bahrain International Garden

When: 6 & 27 February Where: Bahrain International Circuit


This exciting double-header, sponsored by Ebrahim K Kanoo and powered by Motor City, is open to the public. Drivers take part in their own car or motorbike, where they can push the limits and be in for a surprise! Priced at BD2 to BD10. For more info, visit

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Gulf Industry Fair



Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from 1970s to Present

Show became a platform for experts and enthusiasts to further develop their expertise and knowledge with the latest best practices in the industry. For more info, visit

Kevin Misquith live in Bahrain When: 24 February Where: Indian Club Auditorium Bahrain Konkans, in association with the Indian Club Bahrain, will host ‘Kevin Misquith Live in Concert’ at Indian Club Auditorium. Kevin Misquith is a young Konkani music icon.


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When: 5 February Where: Bahrain National Museum This exhibition presents the essence of contemporary Japanese photography, which reflects unique Japanese concepts and approaches while honestly dealing with issues of contemporary photographic expression shared throughout the world.

Bahrain Writers’ Circle Monthly Meeting When: 13 February Where: Umami Restaurant

Bahrain Writers’ Poetry Circle Meeting When: 14 February Where: Umami Restaurant

Bahrain Fort Site Museum Annual Celebration When: 18 February Where: Bahrain Fort Site Museum The Bahrain Fort Site Museum celebrates the ninth anniversary of its opening with Ali Alolaiwi, Mohammed Hassan and Yusuf al-Jabri of Ta’a AlShabab’s “Harmony Initiative”.

Bahrain Writers’ Creative Workshop When: 20 February Where: Umami Restaurant



The Kingdom’s largest wholesale and retail hub celebrates Chinese New Year.

feels of the mall, I was struck by the unrivalled variety of products at the best prices around. The whole mall was festively adorned with a beautiful light display both within the premises as well as outside Dragon City, befitting the spirit of the occasion. Entering the mall certainly felt like an authentic trip to Beijing’s Forbidden City. The atmosphere was electric and I couldn’t help but feel like I was part of something special.


ong Xi Fa Cai! As the Chinese New Year commenced to mark the lunar year, it is a time where Chinese culture shines from almost every part of the world. Rooted in its culture for thousands of years, the popularity of this tradition has grown tremendously since its revival recently. The Chinese New Year celebration thus became an opportunity for everyone to focus on individual success and prosperity. To celebrate this occasion, Dragon City organised a thrilling event, giving shoppers the opportunity to immerse in a unique cultural experience as well as standing the chance to win valuable gifts with a Social Media Competition. The colourful festivities to commemorate the Lunar Year took place on the 27th and 28th of January. The celebration just doesn’t stop for Dragon City as they celebrated their first anniversary with an extravagant and exciting range of activities. It definitely was an entertaining and enjoyable moment for everyone. Dragon City brings China to your doorstep through an authentic oriental experience. On top of the visually pleasing aesthetic and Oriental 10 | February 2017

Dragon City brings China to your doorstep through an authentic oriental experience.

During the event, the ladies who were wearing traditional Chinese attire were interacting with the crowd. The set-up was very stimulating as everywhere you looked was adorned in the colour red which is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. Families were gathered around to participate in this wonderful immersion of culture. A photo booth representing the Year of the Rooster was also present for visitors to take pictures, indeed making their visit a truly memorable one. Dragon City welcomed people from across the Kingdom to partake in these celebrations and get the chance to win such wonderful gifts. Dragon City prides itself in being the first of its kind project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It includes Dragon Mall, Dragon Apartments, Dining Village, and an allocated area for warehouses. It is also home to more than 787 commercial units, effectively making it the largest wholesale and retail trading centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Located South-West of Diyar Al Muharraq, it is strategically located in close proximity to Bahrain’s International Airport, the state-ofthe-art Khalifa Bin Salman Port and the Capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, making it ideal and providing easy access to customers from both the Kingdom and beyond. With that being said, Dragon City proves to be a flagship destination not only for visitors but also for traders and retailers alike. For more information, Four Seasons Hotel call Bahrain Bay Tel +973 3229 6366



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Going Out

Looking for a memorable food experience? Get yourself to Dajajio

Where Chicken Tastes Great! Dajajio is the sister company of Jasmi’s. Their vision is to create a memorable chicken tasting experience. They work hand-in-hand toward improving every aspect of food selection, preparation, presentation and customer delivery on a daily basis. Each stage is scrutinized and measured against international standards while also continually looking to their customers for feedback on their performance.


reat tasting chicken has always been the synonym for Dajajio, which is roasted patiently to golden brown using Italian beach wood. As a trial to find a way to cook the healthiest and tastiest wood fired chicken, the ovens used were specifically designed and developed. Chicken is served in full, halves or quarters with a choice of side dishes like steamed vegetables, mashed potato, rice, etc. and tortilla bread with a special sauce. Dajajio also takes pride in their Broasted Chicken which is cooked using canola oil. What’s not to love about warm 12 | February 2017

sandwiches? Dajajio has brought the mouth-watering “Pesto Chicken Panini” at a very competitive price, which doesn’t scrimp on quality. The moist pulled chicken is tossed together perfectly with some grated mozzarella cheese. To further develop the flavour, the panini is further adorned with pesto sauce proving itself as a yummy alternative to the usual lunch break grab-and-go. For just BD1.9 you can indulge in the mouth-watering Pesto Chicken Panini along with fries and drinks. Everyone can also enjoy Dajajio’s tasty Jumbo Rye Sandwich!

Luckily for us, they have branches strategically located so you’ll be sure to get your fix no matter where you are in the Kingdom of Bahrain. n


Branches: Oasis Mall, Muharraq: 1732 3244 BDF: 7730 1010 Enma Mall: 1749 1115 Jid Ali: 1768 3444 - Now Open! Arad & Hoora: Coming soon!


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.

Located in Adliya (+973 1754 0188) and Riffa (+973 1776 0780) DavidsStirFryCrazyRestaurant DavidsStirFryCrazyRestaurant

Going Out Trader Vic’s

Downtown Rotana

What: Valentine’s Day at Teatro Downtown On Valentine’s Day, celebrate love with your special person and make it the ultimate experience from 6pm to 1am. Teatro Downtown will set the mood as you can enjoy the most romantic Valentine’s Dinner that was thoughtfully prepared to bring out the romance in every one on this special occasion. Enjoy a 4 course set menu for only BD29++ per couple including soft drinks or BD39++ per couple including selected beverages. The saxophonist will mesmerise you with her live performance. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1311 9999 Ritz-Carlton Plums

Eat Your Heart Out! Where to dine on Valentine’s Day Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

What: Valentine’s Day Dinner Indulge in an enchanting set dinner menu at Valentine’s Day Dinner at CUT by Wolfgang Puck starting from BD45++ per person exclusive of beverages, from 7pm. A set menu Asian dinner for Valentine’s is available at re/ Asian Cuisine starting from BD45++. You can also opt for a romantic Italian dinner at Vento on Valentine’s day with stunning views of Manama skyline priced at BD42++.


For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1711 5000

Crowne Plaza

What: Romeo & Juliet Valentine’s themed brunch at La Mosaique is all about love and that starts with great choices of food. 14 | February 2017

La-Mosaique-Restaurant Enjoy an afternoon of Shakespearean era from 12:30pm to 4pm for BD35 net and BD12.750 net for kids 7 to 12. The Harvesters Pub & Terrace invites everyone to a wonderful fairytale Valentine’s costume party “Romeo and Juliet Night Party” from 7pm to 2 am. Amazing prizes will be given to the one who will be selected the “Best in Costume”. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1753 1122

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

What: Valentine’s Day Dinner Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style and share the love of the season in a romantic setting with your loved ones at Plums from 7pm to 11:30pm. Post your special moment on social media and receive an extra dessert at dinner. The 5-course set menu is priced at BD40++. You can also opt for a 4-course set menu at Primavera for BD32++ per person. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 6499

Al Areen Palace & Spa Bahrain

What: Valentine’s Day Restaurant Offer Spice up your Valentine’s at Saffron and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of exquisite cuisine for BD25 per person. An alluring menu of Far Eastern cuisine with a four-course set menu and romantic songs is available at Keizo for BD25 per person.

Going Out of the most unique and romantic dining experiences, spoil your loved one on Bushido’s private lagoon island. The private lagoon island offers customised packages to accommodate your every need. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3555

Trader Vic’s

What: Valentine’s in Paradise If you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s over an intimate dinner, Trader Vic’s is the perfect restaurant to spoil your loved one in. A romantic atmosphere, a savoury island dinner complemented by soothing live entertainment. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 6555


What: Valentine’s Romantic Dinner Swiss-belhotel invites everyone to a Valentine’s Romantic dinner from 7pm to 11pm for BD12 net for a set menu inclusive of soft beverages and BD16 net inclusive of selected beverages. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 6631 0000

Art Rotana

CUT by Wolfgang Puck - Four Seasons

What: Valentine’s Night Flames prepared an outstanding Valentine’s celebrations that will surely ignite your love sparkle for BD40++ per person. Enjoy unlimited flow of Sparkling Wines and FLAMES signature cocktails from 7pm to 7:30pm while enjoying the view of the marina from the terrace. The evening will be wrapped by each couple receiving a mysterious chocolate giveaway, 50% discount of all spa treatments voucher and 20% concession voucher to be used for the next visit to the outlet.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1784 5000

The Gulf Hotel Bahrain

What: Celebrate your love When: 14 February Spend a romantic evening with your loved one, indulging in a special menu and more at any of their outlets on Valentine’s Day. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1771 3000

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0111



What: Valentine’s Day at Bushido Win the heart of your loved one and tickle their senses with Bushido’s Valentine Menu. This exclusive set menu offers a selection of exquisite dishes to delight the eyes and treat the taste buds. For one 16 | February 2017

Valentines Day at Teatro

Going Out Restaurant is the perfect destination to spend quality time with your loved one and enjoy having a sumptuous dinner that will make your moments more memorable. “Ride a Wave of Emotion” is available on 13 February for BD18 net. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1753 1122

Downtown Rotana

Friday Brunch at Flavours on 2

The Foodie Edit Our top picks from the exciting dining promotions in Bahrain. Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

The Bahrain Bay Kitchen offers Friday Brunch from 12:30pm to 3:30 pm for BD27++/27++. Enjoy lavish culinary offerings, including five unique food stations serving Arabic, Western, Indian, Japanese and Chinese delicacies. Experience the authentic world of the Asian street food culture spiced with the world renowned restaurateur Wolfgang Puck’s modern take on traditional Asian cuisine every first Tuesday of the month, from 7pm to 11pm, for BD24++.

Explore diverse culinary cultures every Friday from 12pm to 4pm and indulge in a stylish contemporary setting with live cooking stations and oversize cocktails and mocktails bar. Tempt your senses with the best Friday brunch in town at Flavours on 2, from 12pm to 4pm for only BD21/26++. Make your way to Flavours on 2 between 12:30pm to 3:30pm and enjoy the special Business Lunch promotion for only BD9.5++. The open-style kitchen and the live cooking stations bring a lively atmosphere into the restaurant.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1711 5000

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

Crowne Plaza

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Discover the flavor of traditional Thali specialties and indulge in a new experience of authentic Indian food. This is available in vegetarian and non vegetarian on request every Saturday to Thursday, from 12pm to 3:30pm for BD5 net. La Mosaique Restaurant offers a large selection of theme nights mostly every evening of the week. It is also open for lunch and breakfast daily. Waves Seafood

La Med invites everyone for their Friday brunch from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Enjoy a delicious buffet of international specialties and unlimited bubby, house beverages and soft drinks for BD45 net per person. Grill and chill with an exclusive barbecue dining experience at La Med every Fridays, from 7pm to 10pm for BD15++ per person. Indulge in Seafood Nights every Wednesday and Thursdays from 7pm to 11pm for BD24++ per person.


For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 6499

The Domain Hotel and Spa

Le Sauvage Restaurant at The Domain

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Experience an inspired grown-up brunch at Le Sauvage and Le Domain [34] every Friday from 12pm to 4pm for BD19++/27++. Enjoy Master Chef Riichiro’s favorite Kushi Mori Dishes at Imari Restaurant every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm for BD15++/18++.

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Located in Adliya opposite the Gudaibiya Palace

Going Out a Journey through Polynesia this February from 8pm onwards. This special menu on offer consists of seven exotic dishes from Fijian Chicken Curry to Mauna Kea Lamb. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3555


Keizo at Al Areen Palace & Spa

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0000

discount on your a la carte dinner menu order.

The K Hotel

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1784 5000

The K Hotel is making Valentine’s Day even sweeter this year, by offering a romantic Valentine’s Brunch on 10 February at Kolors Restaurant. To make this extra special for couples, treat your loved one with the choces of delectable cuisine and feel the romance as much as you can. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1736 0000

Al Areen Palace & Spa Bahrain


A romantic island dining at Keizo is available throughout February except Sundays and 14th February. Get 30% off when you book on Private Island Gazebos for a romantic dining experience and get an additional 20%

Kokoda at Trader Vic’s

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Bushido Restaurant and Lounge is delighted to bring an extraordinary Pan Asian menu inspired by some of Asia’s finest recipes including classic curries, mouth-watering noodles and a choice of Asian-inspired starters. Unlike any other Friday Brunch in town, Bushido takes the brunch game up a notch with fresh food, tasty flavours and a huge array of Japanese favourites for BD18.5++/25.5++. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3555

Swiss Café is inviting everyone to try out Châo Châu, a Pan Asian dinner buffet specialising in Vietnamese cuisine. This promotion is available starting 9 February from 7pm to 11pm for BD12 net inclusive of soft beverages and BD16net inclusive of selected beverages. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 6631 0041

Art Rotana

Start your weekend with Bahrain’s freshest brunch. Featuring a vast array of superb live cooking stations, one of a kind winery section where you can sample premium wines, and drinks stands as well as music entertainment. There’s also a kids club to keep your little ones entertained. Enjoy the bright and open atmosphere and marvel at the beautiful sea views from your table every Friday from 12:30 to 4pm, for BD34 net. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0111

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s is inviting everyone to

Pan Asian Menu at Bushido

Listings Disclaimer : Though we take every care to ensure information is accurate, details can change and honest mistakes can be made. If you spot any errors, please let us know so we can correct future issues –

5 Star hotels Al Areen Palace & Spa  Close to F1 circuit, Tel: 1784 5000 ART Rotana Hotel & Resort Amwaj, Tel: 1600 0111

Elite Crystal Juffair, Tel: 1722 4000 Elite Resort & Spa Muharraq, Tel: 1731 3333 K Hotel Juffair. Tel. 1736 0000

Hong Kong Um Al Hassan, Tel: 1772 8700. D 10, L 6 Rauchi Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167 D 15, L 10

Mercure Grand Seef, Tel: 17584400

Soie Sheraton Hotel, Tel: 1753 3533 D 24

Crowne Plaza Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1122

Novotel Al Dana Resort Muharraq, Tel: 1729 8008


Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1666

Premier Juffair, Tel: 1781 1811

Clay Oven Adliya, Tel: 17717008 D 14, L7

Palace Hotel Adliya, Tel: 1772 5000

Copper Chimney Um Al Hassan, Tel: 17 728 699 D 10, L 7

Downtown Rotana Manama, Tel. 1311 9999

Ramada Bahrain Adliya, Tel: 1774 2000

Lanterns Several locations.

The Domain Bahrain Hotel & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1600 0000

Ramada City Centre Manama, Seef, Tel. 1710 4000

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Manama, Tel: 1711 5000

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island Tel. 1600 0999

Golden Tulip Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 5000

Ramee Rose Juffair, Tel: 1761 6167

Rasoi Ramee Grand, Seef, D 24, L 12 Tel: 1711 1973.

Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Bahrain Tel: 6631 0000

Rasoi by Vineet Gulf Hotel, D 26, L 14 Tel: 1771 3000

S Hotel Bahrain, Tel. 17380380

Roti Boti Al Areen Palace & Spa. Closed on Monday. Tel: 1784 5000

Gulf Hotel Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000 InterContinental Regency Diplomatic area, Tel: 1722 7777 Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre Seef, Tel: 1717 1111 Mövenpick Next to airport, Tel: 17460000 Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Seef, Tel: 1711 1999 The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Seef, Tel: 1758 0000 Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 3533 Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq, Tel: 1763 6363 The Westin Bahrain City Centre Seef, Tel: 1717 1000

5 star Apartment hotels Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Tel: 1616 1888, diplomaticarea-


The Diplomat Residences Diplomatic Area, Tel: 17 531666, Marriott Exec. Aprts. Juffair Tel: 1736 3999

Premium 4 Star hotels

Al Safir Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 Asdal Gulf Inn Seef, Tel: 6631 1311

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Tel: 1724 6777.

Nirvana Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17580 000. D 60, L 21

4 Star APARTMENT hotels Al Manzil Juffair, Tel: 1781 3366 Elite Group - various locations, Tel: 1722 4000

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D 20, L 10

D 20, L 10 Spices Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 1122.

D 50, L 12.5

JAPANESE Akiko Adliya, Tel: 1771 7080.

D 14, L 7

Imari Domain Hotel, Tel: 1600 0000. D 28, L 11 Kei Golden Tulip, Tel: 1753 D 20, L 9 5000. Maki Moda Mall, Tel: 1752 2733. D 45, L 15 Mirai Adliya, Tel: 1771 3113.

D 22, L 9

Ruka Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1999. D 28, L 11 Sato Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000. D 27, L 12


China Garden Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6423. D 25, L 12

Royal Thai Emphasis on seafood. Gulf D 27, L 14 Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000.

David’s Stir Fry Tel: 1754 0188 D 18 L 12

Tel: 17 586 499.

Thai Lounge Ritz-Carlton, D 40, L 11

Cupid’s Romantic Spa Break BD280 net per night

Cupid’s Ultimate Villa Package BD230 net per night

(includes villa,dinner,breakfast, 45-min spa & special arrangements)

(includes villa, dinner, breakfast, special arrangements)

Spice Up Your Valentine’s at Saffron BD 25 net per person 4-course Arabic set menu

Valentine’s Dinner at Keizo BD 25 net per person 4-course set menu & live singer

Tel: +973 17845000

Valentine’s Day Island Dining at Keizo BD125 only Gazebo rent & food

Listings Thailand Adliya, Tel: 1771 7040 D 15, L 7 WU Asian Restaurant & Lounge ART Rotana Amwaj, Tel: 1600 0111. D 24

Nicole’s at Block 338, Tel: 1728 0700.


D 35, L 7

Bice Moda Mall, Tel: 1753 3666. D 28, L 11 Café Italia Adliya, Tel: 1774 4774.


D 25, L 9

Bambu Adliya, Tel: 1726 2555. D 15, L 8 Bushido Seef, Tel: 1758 3555. D 30, L 12 Keizo Al Areen, Tel: 17845000 Ext. 250 D 30, L 12 Meisei Adliya, Tel: 1700 7770. D 28, L 11 Monsoon Adliya, Tel: 1774 9222. D 29, L 12 Nu Asia 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


Cico’s Adliya, Tel: 1771 3710. D 22, L 10 Cucina Italiana Al Safir Hotel, Tel: 1700 1317.

D 15, L 7

La Pergola Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6419. D 28, L 10

Hard Rock Café Exhibition Road, Tel: 17 291 569 D/L 16 Johnny Rockets Al Ali Mall and Amwaj Lagoon, Tel: 17 566 565

D/L 10

Mondo Diplomat Radisson Tel: 1753 1666.

D 30, L 11

Café Lilou Adliya, Tel: 1774 1440.

D 25 Primavera Ritz Carlton. Tel: 1758 0000.

D 35, L 18

Roma Um al Hassam, Tel: 17723818 D 20 Rosso – Bar, Enoteca, Restorante ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 16000111. Vapiano Bahrain City Center, Seef Tel: 1749 1391 D 18 L 16

D 38, L 20


Le Sauvage 36th floor, The Domain, D 45, L 14 Tel: 1600 0000.

Café Amsterdam and Vino Teca Barcelona Adliya, Tel: 32 000 177.

La Med Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6499. D 40, L 16

Le Jardin, Ramada Hotel Bahrain Gudaibiya, Tel: 1774 2000

Neyran Mercure Grand, Seef, Tel: 1758 4400. D25 | February 2017

Cream & Fudge Reef Island. Tel: 17564740 Crust Crema Saar Avenue, Tel: 1721 4155 Dome Café Juffair and Seef, Tel: 1781 0180. La Patisserie Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

Senses Lounge Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000 Veranda There are now 3 in the chain located in Adhari, Amwaj, and Adliya, Tel: 1771 5868.

D 35, L 12

Florence La Maison Mediterraneenne Adliya, Tel: 17 336 373 L 18 D 20


Coco’s Adliya, Tel: 1771 6512.

Le Chocolat Seef, Tel: 1758 2259.

Le Domain [34] The Domain, D 40, L 13 Tel: 1600 0222.

D 25, L 12

Coffee World Reef Island. Tel: 17564750

D 45

Brasa De Brazil Churrascaria D 25 L 20 Seef Mall, Tel: 1758 2225

La Fontaine Manama, Tel: 1723 0123.

Aroma Shisa café, Seef Mall, Tel: 1758 2711.

Prego Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 0777.


D 25, L 12

with outdoor seating

Bay View Lounge Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000

T.G.I.Friday Bahrain City Centre, Juffair & others, Tel: 17 179 041 D/L 10

Camelot located in a faux castle. Adliya,


Pasquale Reef Island.Tel: 1332 0617

Vento Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500.

Tel: 3997 7540.

Txoko The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000.

Masso Palace Boutique Hotel, D 29, L 12 Tel: 1772 1061.

Ric’s Kountry Kitchen Juffair. Tel: 1772 5550. D/L 10


D 37

D 35, L 14

D 27

Bennigan’s Al Safir Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1781 3750. D/L 9

Tapas Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363.

Oliveto’s Adliya, Tel: 1771 6747.

Rialto Ramee Grand, Tel: 17111974.


Saveur Westin, Tel: 1717 1000. D 20, L 15

INTERNATIONAL - VARIOUS Al Wasmeyyah Golden Tulip, Tel:1753 5000.

D 15, L 9

Bahrain Bay Kitchen Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500.

L 22

Fusions Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000.


The Symphony of Flavours Explore diverse culinary cultures at Flavours on 2 every Friday from 12 pm until 4 pm and indulge in a live performance of our resident saxophonist in a stylish and contemporary setting with live cooking stations for only BD 26* including selected beverages and BD 21* including soft drinks and juices. The fun will not stop here! You can also enjoy a free full day pool access. Children will also have a great time with their own modern supervised Kids room filled with toys and games for all ages. Free valet parking available. For reservations and more information, please call +973 1311 9999 or email *Price is subject to 10% service charge and 10% government levy.

PO Box 18345, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, T:+973 1311 9999,

Dining Kenza K Hotel, Tel: 17360 000.

Lemon Tree Ramee Grand, Tel: 17 111 999. D 35, L 9

La Mosaique Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122.

Level 34 34th floor, The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 D 50, L 14

Mawal Golden Tulip,Tel: 17 535 000

Me and You Amwaj lagoon, Tel: 1601 0160.

ext. 8543

D 35, L 9

D 30, L 11

Olivos Brasserie Diplomat Radisson, Tel: 17 531 666. D 35

MUJU Dragon Resort, Tel: 1603 9800

D 32, L 14

D 30, L 18

Rimal Restaurant Al Areen Palace & Spa,

Rayes Fateh Corniche, Manama,

Tel: 17 845 000

Tel: 17 312 700

Reem Al Bawadi Ramada Manama City Centre.

Upstairs Downstairs Adliya, D 30 Tel: 1771 3093. Zoë Adliya, Tel: 1771 6400.

D 15, L 5

Tel. 17104026 D 35

MEXICAN Casa Mexicana Adliya, Tel: 1771 5521 D 25

Shoo Fe Ma Fee Adliya,


Reef Garden Reef Island.

D 25

Tel: 17564730. Takasim Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair, Tel: 1761 6167.

Trader Vic’s Ritz Carlton,

BAHRAINI Saffron AlAreen Al Areen Palace, Tel: 1784 5000. Villa Mamas Opposite Saar Cinema, Tel: 17 305 031

IRANIAN Golestan SheratonHotel, Tel: 1753 3533.


Takht Jamsheed Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000.


Al Fayez Reef Island. Tel: 13320612


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Tel: 1753 1122.

D 40, L 10

Also see Royal Thai (Thai)

D 20

Butcher Shop & Grill Bahrain City Centre, Tel: 17 172 323 CUT by Wolfgang Puck Four D 140 Seasons, Tel: 1711 5044. Flames Steak & Seafood ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 16000111. Legendz InterContinental Regency, Tel: 17 227 777. Links Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 1262. L8 The Meat Co. Adliya, Tel: 1774 2080.

Children friendly, soft drinks only! Al Abraaj Branches throughout Bahrain. Tel: 17 595 656

Plums Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17580000 D 72

Burger Lounge Amwaj Lagoon. Tel: 7705 5772.

Also see Le Sauvage (French)

El Gringo Mexican Al Hamala Tel: 17 00 14 60 P.F. Chang’s 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 Nando’s Juffair and Zayad town. Tel: 17825100 Also see: Butcher Shop & Grill (Steakhouses) Listed under Chili’s (American) Listed under

Bey Route Budaiya Tel: 1728 0111.

Waves Crowne Plaza,

Adliya, Tel: 1782 6686.



Tel: 17564730

Brazil Rodizio Grill and Lounge

Lumee A’ali and Saar Mall. Tel. 17434300 / 17694848

D 30

Reef Fish Market Reef Island.

Zahle Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6417.

Senor Pacos Adliya, Tel: 1772 5873. D 20

Tel: 1758 6555.

Rauchi Ramee Rose Hotel, Tel: 1761 6167.


Bahart Le Meridien, Tel: 1717 1111.

Tel: 1753 1666.

La Mer Sofitel, Tel: 1763 6363.

Tel: 17 311 280

Margarita Mexicana Gulf Hotel, D 32 Tel: 1771 3000.

Kontiki Diplomat Radisson Blu,


Johnny Rockets (American) Listed under

Lively at weekends Bora Bora Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 1755 8200. Brazil Adliya, Tel: 3616 1650.

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Elite Grande

Bahrain Mall

Mercure Grand



Tulip Inn

Dana Mall

City Centre Shopping Mall

Ramada City Hotel

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5 Star Hotels

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Budaiya Saar Saudi Causeway

Royal Golf Club

Bahain International Circuit

Sofitel Zallaq Thalassa

Al Areen Palace & Spa

Seef Mall


Fraser Suites

Elite Seef

Le Meridien The Westin Al Aali Mall

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“Shawarma Alley”

Ramada Bahrain


“American Alley”


Juffair Grand



Al Manzil

Al Safir

K Hotel

Elite Crystal


Marriott Aman (Apartments) Juffair Mall Hotel Ramee Rose

Marriot (Apartments) Diva Hotel



Elite Resort Novotel

Grand mosque

Al Bander Resort Bahrain Sailing Club Bahrain Yacht Club


Block 338 (Restaurant district)

Gulf Hotel

Ramada Palace


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

Nightlife Bushido Seef, near Ritz-Carlton. Tel: 1758 6555.


Level 34 Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel:1600 0000.

Camelot located in a faux castle. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540.

Burlington Club Ritz Carlton, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000

Mai-Tai Trader Vic’s little sister, Seef, Ritz-Carlton. Tel: 1758 6555.

Club XS Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

Cellar 59 ART Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111.

Shift 7 Muharraq, Elite Resort & Spa, Tel: 1731 3333.

CUT Bar & Lounge Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000

Flamingo Bar Moevenpick Hotel, near Airport, Tel: 17460 000.

The K Lounge Juffair, The K Hotel, Tel: 1736 0000.

Lagoon Zallaq, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Tel: 1763 6363

Typhoon Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6434.

Davy Crockett’s Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tel: 3992 2583. Downtown Central Business District InterContinental, Tel: 1722 7777. Elements Central Business District, InterContinental, Tel: 1722 7777. Fiddlers Green Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 4666. Harvesters Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 1122. Ibrida Seef, Ramee Grand Hotel, Tel: 1711 1999. JJs Adliya, Tel: 3932 9083. Klub 360 Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 1736 0300. Muju Amwaj, Dragon Hotel, Tel: 1603 9800. Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tel. 3642 6462 Pulse Al Safir Hotel, Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 Ric’s Kountry Kitchen Juffair, Tel: 1772 5550. Sherlock Holmes Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000 Sky Bar Juffair, Hotel Diva, Tel: 3971 8101. Tapas Bar Zallaq, Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363. Takasim Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167


Trader Vic’s Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6555. The Blue Hour at Blue Moon Lounge, Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000 The Warbler Manama, Tel: 1729 0600.

Txoko Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000.

Upstairs Downstairs Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093. Wrangler Juffair, Tel: 1729 0600.

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Ladies Night at Teatro Downtown

Nightlife Guide Interesting events hosted by Bahrain’s best hotels Elite Crystal Hotel – Klub 360

Klub 360 invites you to a combination of light, video and club mixes by celebrity DJs. Unique cocktails and irresistible beats to put you right in the mood. Be prepared for an unforgettable clubbing experience. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 3336 0300

Crowne Plaza

The Harvesters Pub & Terrace is featuring “Band”, a top class band from diverse performing backgrounds to provide the ultimate entertainment every night excluding Saturdays. Ladies Night is available every Monday from 9pm to 1am with four complimentary drinks. Special discounts on selected beverages up to 30% on Happy Hour from 5pm to 8:30pm everyday.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1753 1122

Downtown Rotana

Make your way to the best ladies night in the heart of Manama and enjoy free flow of selected beverages at Teatro Downtown, every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm. Wear something red to match with the colour of Teatro logo for something special. The best Lady in Red will stand a chance to win an amazing prize. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1311 9999

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 1758 6499

The Domain Hotel and Spa

Don’t miss The Domain Hotel and Spa’s Ladies Night Out where ladies drink for free at Txoko Basque Lounge every Saturday to Thursday from 4pm to 1am. Get 15% discount on beverages at Cigar Lounge’s Happy Hour daily from 10am to 9pm.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0000

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3555

Trader Vic’s

Make time for your girlfriends and gather together for a relaxed catch-up at Wahine Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm at Trader Vic’s Bar. Ladies enjoy free entry and drinks including their popular Tiki Puka Puka.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3555


B28 Bar Lounge invites everyone for Happy Hour everyday from 4pm to 8pm with 50% discount for house wine, beer and house pouring.

Art Rotana

Muwasaa Pharmacy Tel. 1733 5666 Shaikh Mohd bin Salman Avenue, Road 205, Muharraq

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1736 0000

For info and reservations, call Tel . +973 1600 0111

Bushido Lounge’s brand new ladies’ night now takes place every Thursday from 9pm onwards. Dance to love music performed by DJ Albert Mauri every week and enjoy a variety of the most innovative cocktails in town. Relax with friends after a hard day at the office in the luxurious setting of Bushido’s Lounge every Saturday to Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Bushido Bar and Lounge

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

At the K Lounge, ladies will receive free selected beverages from 7pm to 9pm. Expect the same welcome in the Champions as well, the hotel’s American-style bar where you can enjoy a variety of tantalizing fare and drinks while watching live sports.


Jaffer Pharmacy Tel. 1729 1039 18, Tarfah bin Al Abid Avenue, Manama 319

For info and reservations, call Tel . +973 6631 0044

Top off a splendid weekend and go to Flames every Saturday starting 4th February from 4pm to 8pm for a sundowner experience. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide selection of international wines, paired with a great selection of cheese from across the globe for BD12++.

The K Hotel

24-Hour Pharmacies

Flight Info

Mövenpick Hotel

An evening of indulgence in unlimited exotic cocktails, beers, wines and gourmet food cooked to perfection, your way. Relish the prime, juicy, US beef served every Thursday at Silk’s restaurant from 7pm to 11 pm for BD32 net. The resident DJ will be playing tunes that’ll set the perfect mood for an eventful night. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1746 0017

Gulf Hotel

DJ Ravin

Enjoy 50% off on any of their signature Margarita/Pitcher from 6pm to 9pm every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Margarita Mexicana. Don’t miss happy hours everyday at Typhoon Bar on selected cocktails from 5pm to 7pm. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1771 3000

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 | February 2017


the same beverage. Ladies avail one complimentary beverage from an assorted choice of cocktails. Enjoy a chilled midweek evening as you partake with friends in Thai Lounge accompanied by the beats of DJ Erin Campbell every Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm.



Diplomat Hotel NYE

See Who was Where at Bahrain’s best parties, launches, and events.

Mo’s Birthday Party


Exclusive Dinner hosted for the French Ambassador to Bahrain


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