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Gather with your loved ones and break your fast with these sunset specials. an excellent time for people to share traditional Ramadan generosity. This Ramadan, Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s Iftar donates 500fils to charity for every diner to enhance the Ramadan spirit. A relaxing Iftar has its own special rewards. But when you join at Crowne Plaza Bahrain. In addition to the spirit of giving, the delicious flavours and relaxed ambience, there will be daily give away and weekly rewards - from dinner vouchers to electronic goods. La Mosaique Restaurant Iftar buffet is at BD 14.520 net per person. For info and reservations, call Tel. +97317531122

“Qasr Al Sultan” @ Al Areen Palace and Spa Bahrain


New tents seamlessly blending contemporary design with traditional Turkish elements ensure a premium brand of cultural and culinary experience enjoyed with festivities, music, and international cuisines. Valid before 7th May, Early Bird package of the lavish Iftar Buffet costs BD14++ on weekdays and BD16++ on weekends while the Ghabga buffet is priced at BD13.5++ on weekdays and BD15++ of weekdays. Regular package deal for the Iftar costs BD16++ on the weekdays and BD18++ on weekends while the Ghabga buffet is priced at BD15++ on weekdays and BD17++ on weekends. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1784 5000

Choices Restaurant and Terrace @ ART Rotana Enjoy incredible live cooking stations, 4 | May 2018

a vast array of international dishes, along with Arabic drinks and a tempting dessert section within the majestic garden set-up of the ART Rotana full of festivities that is sure to delight your friends and family. Iftar is from sunset until 8:30pm while Ghabga starts from 9:30pm-12:30pm for BD21++ each accompanied by live entertainment and the best flavors of shisha throughout the night. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0111

La Mosaique Restaurant@ Crowne Plaza Bahrain The holy month of Ramadan brings

Al Maha Tent @ Downtown Rotana Unique Ramadan decorations, soothing music, and the outdoor ballroom terrace is a swell place for a gathering of family, friends and colleagues during this Holy month. An extravagant spread of Iftar Buffet at the Al Maha Tent, 8th floor, Downtown Rotana is at BD13++ including Ramadan drinks and desserts accompanied by live entertainment. Book for a minimum of 10 between 1st May and 15th May and get the early bird 20% discount. Kids from 6 to 12 years get 50% discount and those below 6 years of age are free. For info and reservations, call

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Best of Ramadan BD13++ for the Iftar and BD14++ for the Ghabga. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1711 5500

Al Rifaa Ballroom @ InterContinental Regency Bahrain

Tel. +973 1311 9999 or email

Oasis & IL Giardino @ Elite Seef Residence & Hotel A spread of unlimited international & oriental buffet accompanied by soft beverages are offered at Oasis & IL Giardino’s Iftar buffet priced at BD7.99++ or BD3++ for kids. Their Ghabga offers a platter for 2 or for the whole family, alongside live entertainment everyday for BD14++ or BD16++ for 2 adults and 2 kids. A different set menu by the Elite Seef Residence & Hotel’s resident chef is offered every day for Sohur at BD5++ per person. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1758 3388

Al Bahrain Ballroom @ Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay A wide selection of traditional Bahraini and global cuisines are to be displayed by a number of live cooking stations by Executive Chef Hyung Gyu Kim and Executive Pastry Chef Imad Boukli, served by the main dining area and shisha lounge dressed up in modern Arabesque theme overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Iftar is at sunset till 8pm for BD26++ with beverages and Ghabga at 9pm2am for BD28++ with beverages both enjoyed with a live band for the whole Holy month. A discounted BD23++ for the Iftar and BD 25++ for the Ghabga for groups with a minimum of 30 pax. Shisha is to be requested for BD10++. A large section of the ballroom will have a kids’ club with fun activities, kids between 5-12 years are

Find the prosperity of Ramadan as the InterContinental Regency Bahrain bring the festivities to your Iftar and Ghabga. Genuine and authentic culinary selections are to be made exclusively by our awardwinning chefs, all prepared to your satisfaction. Iftar is served after sunset for BD15++ and Ghabga, upon request for groups, is for BD14++. For info and reservations call, Tel. +973 1722 7777

KOLORS @ The K Hotel A long day of fasting meets a befitting conclusion at this venue with a variety of authentic regional treats. The KOLORS Restaurant at The K Hotel, offers a lavish Iftar buffet comprising of traditional dishes along with Ramadan delicacies from across the region. The sundown buffet can be enjoyed from sunset up to 8.30pm for BD9.9++ per person. This offer includes Ramadan juices, coffee and tea, as per your choice. Children aged 7 to 12 years eat at half price and those aged 6 and below dine for free For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 17 360 000 or visit:

Al Murjan Ballroom @ Mövenpick Hotel


A sumptuous array of hot and cold mezze, fresh salads, lamb dishes, harees, Arabic mixed grills, dedicated shawarma, soup, and carving stations, and traditional desserts of Umm Ali, knefe, and sticky date pudding and much more will be served this year at Al Murjan Ballroom Iftar Buffet. Alongside a designated beverage station with a selection of Ramadan juices such as tamarind and jallab. In the spirit of giving this Holy month, BD1 will be donated from the total bill to the Muharraq Charity

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Best of Ramadan Fund. 2 lucky winners will also win a round trip ticket to any destination, sponsored by KLM. BD19++ per person for Iftar with group reservations of 30 people and more receive 25% off. Ghabga packages are available upon request for groups. Offered throughout Ramadan from sunset till 9pm. For info and reservations, call Tel.+973 17 4600 17 or email


For info and reservations, call Tel. + 973 3652 1597 +973 17362220

Ramadan Tent @ Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands During this Holy month, traditions are revived alongside family & friends to a widespread Iftar Buffet with a feast of Middle Eastern cuisines and a selection of traditional juices, sweets and savouries. The Iftar buffet is at BD11++ for adults and BD5.5 for kids 6-11 years old. Ghabga is available for private/corporate groups with venues for up to 150 persons.

Iftar buffet for adults BHD16.000++ from Sunday to Wednesday Iftar buffet for adults BHD18.000++ from Thursday to Saturday Children from 4 to 12 years old is charged at BHD 8.500++ Below 4 years old, dine for FREE Daily ghabgas will be served at Al Safir Restaurant from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Ghabga is priced at BHD12.900++ for adults.

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1600 0099 or email dining@

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 17533533 for reservations

Reem Al Bawadi Ramadan Tent @ Ramada City Centre, Manama Reem Al Bawadi restaurant terrace will have a Ramadan tent to welcome the upcoming holy season. The Ramadan tent will serve Iftaar buffet, Alacart Ghabga and live entertainment with Arabic music. Keeping with the tradition, the menu is designed for sharing among family members. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1710 4044

Ramadan@ Swiss-Belhotel Beautifully decorated and boosting superior quality and service, Swisscafé has a wide buffet selection available daily from sunset till 9.00 pm for Iftar and from 10.30 pm to 1.00 am for Gabgha. Indulge in a variety of traditional culinary delights such as Ouzi, Machbous, Biryani and more. The buffet also offers a wide variety of salads, starters and Mezzeh. While dining on the large selection of Middle East and International cuisine, guests can relax and enjoy live music with an


This Ramadan, guests at Park Regis Lotus Hotel Bahrain, will experience a true oriental ambiance offering unrivalled service and hospitality at the Hotel’s Arabesque-themed ‘Lotus Ramadan Tent.’ As this is the first Ramadan since the Hotel opened its doors to the public, the extravagant Iftar buffet prepared by Executive Chef Vinaya Kumar and his culinary team features a selection of popular local fare served on buffet and at live cooking stations. • Iftar buffet at the Lotus Ramadan Tent, will be from sunset until 8:00 pm, is priced at BHD 12++, including beverages. • Ghabga at the Lotus Ramadan Tent, will be from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am, is priced at BHD 14++, excluding beverages. • Groups of minimum 30 people will be extended the following rates: Iftar is priced at BHD 10++ including beverages, Ghabga is priced at BHD 12++ excluding beverages.

Known for its complete Ramadan experience, Awali Ballroom boasts a traditional Arabic décor in a neutral colour palette, palatial arches engraved with fine mosaic, carved mahogany wood paneling and a twin tent roof with stunning wrought iron chandeliers that creates a distinct and sophisticated ambience. | May 2018


Best of Ramadan per person. Kids between 6-12 years of age dine for 50% free and those 6 years and below are free. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1603 0303 +973 3733 1610

Furn Bistro & Bakery @ Westin Hotel The Furn Bistro offers an enjoyable and delicious Iftar buffet, starting from the 1st day of Ramadan, from sunset to 8:30pm for BD18++ per person. Their sumptuous à la-carte Ghabga menu starts from the 1st day of Ramadan, from 9pm-1am. Arabic duo singing along with raffle draws on Thursdays and Fridays. Priced at BD 10 ++ per person, take advantage of a special 1 in 5 offer – book for 5 adults and pay only 4. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 6631 0041 or E-mail: eventssbse@

Masaya Tent @ The RitzCarlton, Bahrain As the sun descends each evening onto the Arabian Gulf and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed to join for two variant seating’s, including the breaking of the fast Iftar, from sunset to 8pm for BD 25++, and the Ghabgha dinner from 9pm to 2am, for BHD 27++. Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining up

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

25N 50 Eatery & La Vue Café @ The Grove Hotel & Conference Centre Join the daily Iftar Buffet at 25N 50 Eatery and savor the exquisite array of traditional specialties and delicious Bahrani Ramadan favorites with friends and family. The Iftar buffet starts from sunset to 8:30pm for 10BD++ per person. Experience magical Ramadan nights at the new La Vue Café with a sumptuous Ramadan Ghabga buffet accompanied by live music overlooking the Amwaj Marina and lagoon. The Ghabga buffet is served daily from 9pm onwards for BD12++

The Furn bakery displays a collection of delicious cakes crafted by skilled culinary hands baked daily. For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 1717 1441

Café Mosaic @ Wyndham Garden Manama, Juffair A wide spread of Middle Eastern cuisines and a variety of Ramadan juices and sweets are presented for the traditional Ramadan Iftar and Ghabga gathering feasts. Daily Iftar at Café mosaic for BD10++ adults and BD5++ for kids 6-11 years of age, special group rates are offered for 10 persons and above. Venues are available for private and corporate Ghabga gatherings offered daily from 9pm-2am for BD8++ per person.

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to eight guests (limited to 7 Pergola seatings at a time).

For info and reservations, call Tel. +973 6631 6666 or email at | May 2018


Reset Your Mind This Ramadan

Clinical dietitian Diana Nakhle shares her tips to remain healthy during Ramadan.


ou know Ramadan is just few days away, when you start seeing all those Iftar ads, food promotions at the supermarket, mothers rushing to shop; basically Ramadan has come to center around food. It’s a festive time of the year that could negatively impact your health depending on what you consume in the non-fasting hours. There are reasons why some can gain, lose, or maintain their weight during this Month. Have you ever wondered, how you can control yourself while fasting, but when it comes to Iftar meals you choose to overeat? It’s all in your mindset. Let it be different for this month and keep in mind these simple tricks. l Top the cycle of overeating l Decide what, how much you eat

and when to stop.


l Focus on a healthy balanced

relationship with food.

Break your fast mindfully

Sip on a glass or 2 of water with 1 to 3 dates to replenish your energy and ease digestion. Remember to drink a glass of water at least every hour to replace the fluids you lost. Add food high in water like 10 | May 2018

watermelon, tomato, cucumber. Avoid fizzy drinks, juices & sodas and limit caffeinated beverages and tea as they increase your water loss.

Start light & slow. Scan the food table first before you dive in and select what you really want to eat. Eat and chew slowly to enjoy the taste of food rather than rushing to eat. A small bowl of non-creamy vegetable soup followed by a good portion of salad is a good way to fill up your stomach and prevent over eating. Give your stomach a break before indulging in the main dish.

minutes are better than nothing. You can be physically active after Iftar or before just listen to your body.

Energize Your Suhour This meal will give you energy to continue your day. Have it as a mix of whole grains and protein such as whole wheat bread with white cheese or eggs, beans, oatmeal or bran flakes with dairy. Because of our overindulgent society, food is often seen as a negative light. To reverse this effect, practice some mindful eating this Ramadan so you will be able to achieve wellbeing and cleanse your mind body and spirit.

Small Balanced Portions Eat in small plates so a small amount of food will fill your plate. Choose wisely one main course and make sure it is balanced with whole grains, lean protein like fish, chicken breast, beef sirloin, legumes. Think grilled rather than fried for sambousa. Satisfy your sugar craving with a fruit or a small piece of sweet if you couldn’t resist it.

Walk away After you took that control of when you will stop eating, walk away from the food table. Speaking of walking, don’t forget to stay active as 30

Diana Nakhle is a clinical dietitian from Lebanon. Throughout her career, she has succeeded to provide nutrition counseling to thousands of people to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about Diana and find her on @diana.nakhle

Feature Valid before May 7th, travelers can look forward to indulging in Al Areen Palace & Spa’s varied discounted deals which consist of the lavish Iftar buffet, available on week days for BD14++ and BD16++ on weekends under the Early Bird package while the Ghabga buffet is generously priced at BD13.5 ++ on weekdays and BD15 ++ on weekends. The regular package deal offers an Iftar buffet for 16++ on weekdays and BD 18++ on weekends followed by the Ghabga buffet that is available for only BD15 ++ on weekdays and BD17++ on weekends. Guests can live within the comfort and convenience of a modern, luxurious setting designed with local architectural significance in the Al

The new tents will blend contemporary design with traditional Turkish elements.

Celebrate Ramadan at

‘Qasr Al Sultan’

Award-Winning Al Areen Palace & Spa Presents ‘Qasr Al Sultan’ this Ramadan & Eid Season.



l Areen Palace & Spa, a leading luxury property in Bahrain, will introduce the new tents in theme of “Qasr Al Sultan” for the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan. The new tents will blend contemporary design with traditional Turkish elements. Ensuring an exclusive cultural and culinary experience, the premium brand will provide an authentic backdrop of 12 | May 2018

Turkish flair featuring festivities, music fusion of both heritages performed by a famed Turkish band, flavorful Arabic, Turkish and international cuisines. The Ramadan offer, valid from May 15th, 2018 until June 14th,2018 this year will see a popular theme and package deals that characterize the Arabian and Middle Eastern traditions to best serve the special occasion with family and friends.

Areen Palace and Spa’s Villa for only BD140++ or BD160++ or BD190++ featuring a desert pool villa and discounted meal and spa options. It is worth mentioning that Al Areen Palace and Spa holds the largest spa in the Middle East, blending Western and Eastern medicines, with the latest technologies, practiced by a group of internationally certified health professionals. Unique in its approach, the ‘Live your Life’ programs encompass detox, re-energizing, weight optimization, remedy and beauty solutions. Complimentary packages include access to Al Areen Wildlife Park and Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water park, Bahrain’s biggest water park. Diners can enjoy a family – friendly Eid brunch for only BD17++ which includes Arabic and international dishes coupled with live cooking stations, entertainment, access to the pool, and raffle draw for all members of the family at “Qasr Al Sultan”.


Holy Month in the Island Kingdom!


he holy season transforms the Kingdom from a happening hub into a serene and peaceful island. If this is your fist Ramadan at the beautiful island, here are some ways to enjoy the holy month.

Greet your companions The formal greetings in your mother tongue come naturally as the situation requires. However, it’s appreciative to remember two words while you meet your Muslim friends during Ramadan. Greet them with “Ramadan Kareem” during the holy month and “Eid Mubarak” during the three days Eid celebrations at the end of Ramadan.

Learn to be Compassionate


The initial days of fasting can disturb even the ardent followers of the religion. If some of your colleagues or friends annoy you with their unusual behavior, be compassionate. Imagine how their body and mind getting adjusted to the sleepless nights and fasting days. You can always offer them any assistance as required.

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Do Charity

Enjoy the Gatherings

Charity is considered as one of the five essential pillars of Islam. Share the generous ideas and donate to charity. You can donate food, clothes or money to individuals and charitable organizations.

Ramadan is a time to meet with friends and family to celebrate the spirit of togetherness. Accept the invitation for Iftars and Ghabgas and visit your host with a box of Arabic sweets, dates or any other gifts that suit the situation.

Dress up to Celebrate You are expected to celebrate your modesty at public appearances during the holy month. Do cover your shoulders and wear long dresses. Beautiful Pashminas, abayas and designed Galabyas will give you an elegant appearance during Iftar and Ghabga gatherings.

Feature has aspects other than its spiritual significance. The months imparts the lessons of patience, restrain, love and co-existence. The number of followers who recover from their incurable bad habits, are increasing after each Ramadan. Here are some guidelines that you should follow at Bahrain during Ramadan.

Control Your Appetite Ramadan is known for fasting during the daytime. The Non-Muslims should respect the custom of their Muslim colleagues or friends and should restrain themselves from eating or drinking in public. This, in turn, will teach you self-restrain during necessary situations.

Control Your Tongue Fasting during Ramadan doesn’t only mean no drinking and eating, but also means restraining oneself from habits like backbiting, cursing, or fighting. If someone really wishes to revive from these behaviors, Ramadan is the ideal time. Their resistance towards these negative behaviors will build up to a point of annihilation by the end of the month.

Control Your Addictions

Enjoy the Arabic Culture Ramadan is the best time to explore the true Arabic spirits. Plan a trip to Bab Al Bahrain or visit any of the Ramadn tents in the Kingdom. You can find the details about the best Iftars and Ghabgas in the Kingdom in the previous pages.

Read onto the regulations that you must follow in the Kingdom in Page 16.

Restrain and Revive Yourself during Ramadan The holy month of Ramadan

The pubs, bars and the smoking areas will be closed down during the holy month. This is probably the best time to revive yourself from these vices since and you will already be forced to cut down due to the restrictions.

Control Your PDA The Kingdom of Bahrain and the Middle East in large do not encourage the public display of affection. Be careful that kissing and hugging your partner or friends of the opposite gender will be considered as offensive during Ramadan.

Control Your Celebrations


It is allowed to enjoy music during the Iftars and Ghabgas during Ramadan. However, Ramadan is a season for prayer and spiritual reflections. It’s better to avoid loud music in respect of the peaceful season.


Wish you a reviving Ramadan in this year! | May 2018

Ramadan Recipes

Rose Recipes for Ramadan

The beautiful rose petals not only be appealing or fragrant but can intensify the taste of the dishes. Here are some rose petals recipes for this Ramadan.

Rose Petal Arrowroot Milk This reviving drink is ideal for Iftaar parties.

Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder Milk Sugar Turmeric Crushed Cardamom Salt Ghee Minced Onion Cashew nut Raisins Dry Rose petals

: : : : : : : : : : :

2 tablespoons 2 cups 2 tablespoons 1/4 teaspoon 2-3 As required 1 teaspoon 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons



• Mix the arrowroot powder in 1 ¾ cups of milk. • Boil sugar and turmeric in ¼ cup of milk. • Once boiled, mix the first mixture with salt and cardamom. • Fry the onions in ghee and add it to the mixture • Add the cashew nuts and raisins on the top. • Arrange the rose petals at the top of the mixture. 18 | May 2018

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Ramadan Recipes

Chicken in Rose Petals Ready to prepare a Ghabga on this Ramadan? You may not find a more delicious and unique recipe than the below at any other Ghabgas.

Ingredients: Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast Halves : 4 Red Rose Buds : 2 Tablespoons Almonds : ½ Cup Garlic Cloves :2 Butter : 2 tablespoons Honey : 2 tablespoons Corn powder : 2 tablespoons Anise seeds : 2 tablespoons



• Chop the rose buds into small pieces and grind with the almonds and garlic. • Melt the butter and add honey. Add the rose, garlic and almond mixture into the honey and butter. • Add the corn powder and anise seeds until the mixture turns into a thick paste. • Spread the paste onto the chicken. • Bake the chicken and take care that the paste won’t get too dry.

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n with Serve the chicke wonderful flavor

Ramadan Recipes

Rose-Pistachio Pudding with Persian Tahini Halwa What can be more satisfying than a perfect dessert after a great meal? Here’s the recipe for a fragrant and sumptuous dessert.


:6 : ¼ Cup : ½ Cup : ½ Cup : 50gm : ¼ Cup : 1 teaspoon mixed in 2 tablespoons of hot water : 1/2 teaspoon : ¼ Cup : ¼ Cup


Rose Buds Sugar Milk Tahini Butter Broken Pistachios Gelatin Cardamom Powder Whipping Cream Condensed Milk

Method: • Pour ¼ cup milk into the caramelized sugar and bring it into boil. • Add Tahini and butter until it is getting thick. • Pour the paste on a pudding tray. • Arrange the cut pistachios above the paste. • Mix cardamom powder, rose buds, whipping cream and condensed milk with the gelatin water. • Pour the mixture above the paste. • Keep it in the refrigerator for one hour before serving. 22

and Enjoy a fragrant rt sumptuous desse | May 2018



YOUR Guide to the BEST in Bahrain 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 Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1666,

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

Novotel Al Dana Resort Beachside property, Muharraq, Tel: 1729 8008

Downtown Rotana Manama, Tel: 1311 9999,

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Direct access to a private beach and lagoon, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000

Park Regis Lotus Hotel Luxurious accommodations in the heart of Juffair + 973 17362220

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

Premier Juffair, Tel: 17 81 1811

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


- best on the island

5 Star hotelS Al Areen Palace & Spa Luxuryprivate villas and seclusion far from Manama. Large, well equipped Spa. Close to F1 circuit, Tel: 1784 5000 ART Rotana Hotel & Resort Beach side property, Amwaj islands, Tel: 1600 0111 Crowne Plaza Large business and conference venues and an array of restaurants, Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1122

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay A soaring architectural statement on its own exclusive island. Manama, Tel: 1711 5000 Golden Tulip Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 5000, Gulf Hotel with major conference center and 9 first class restaurants, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000 Intercontinental Regency Building No 130, Road 150, King Faisal Highway, Manama Tel: 1722 7777

Ramada Bahrain Adliya, Manama, Tel: 1774 2000

The Grove Hotel Building 1722, Road 5715, Block 257 Amwaj Islands, Tel 1603 0303

Ramada City Centre Manama Seef, Tel: 1710 4000

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

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island - Relaxed holiday vibe, breathtaking views. Tel. 16000099

5 Star apartment hotelS

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

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

Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Tel: 1616 1888,

Mövenpick Next to the airport, Tel: 1746 0000 bahrain

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

Palace Boutique Hotel Adliya, Tel: 1772 5000

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Private beach. Located out of town, close to F1 circuit. Zallaq, Tel: 1763 6363

4 Star hotelS Al Safir Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 Elite Crystal with the popular K360 nightclub downstairs. Juffair, Tel: 1722 4000 Elite Resort & Spa Muharraq, Tel: 1731 3333 K Hotel Juffair. Tel: 1736 0000 Mercure Grand Seef Tel: 1758 4400

Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Bahrain Tel: 6631 0000 S Hotel Bahrain - Smart, corporate hotel with great leisure and dining. Tel. 17380380 Wyndham Garden Manama Ideal accommodations at Juffair for business or pleasure travelers with onsite dining options +97366316666

4 Star apartment hotelS Al Manzil Juffair, Tel: 1781 3366 Elite Group - a choice of properties in Bahrain for long term guests, Tel: 1722 4000

FOOTBALL - For organized games, 5-a-side, and kids training contact Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 695 809 Dilmun Club Tel: 36 342 862 GOLF - Royal Golf Club Tel: 17 750 777 Awali Golf Club – 18 hole desert course. Tel: 17 756 770


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CRICKET - Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 727 727

HORSE RIDING - Dilmun Stables Tel: 17 693 766 Shakhoora Stables Tel: 17 591 103 ICE SKATING - Funland Tel: 17 292 313 JETSKIS - Coral Bay Tel: 17 312 700 KARATE - Bahrain Karate Centre Tel: 38 449 994 KARTING - Tel: 13 101 310 | May 2018 74 Bahrain Confidential May 2018


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Professional Clubs

KAyAKING - Bahrain Sailing Club Tel: 17 836 078

- for networking, and fun.

KITESuRFING - Skate Shack Tel: 17 697 176 MOTORSPORT - Test your car + driving skills on an F1 circuit + 4x4 off-road instruction. Bahrain International Circuit. Tel: 17 450 000 RuGBy - Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 695 809 RuNNING - Bahrain Road Runners Tel: 36 876 876 SAILING - Bahrain Sailing Club Tel: 17 836 078 Bahrain Yacht Club Tel: 17 700 677 SCuBA DIVING - Awali Divers at Dilmun Club Tel: 17 690 926 Coral Bay Tel: 17 312 700 Scubamaster Tel: 17 292 154 SQuASH - Dilmun Club Tel: 3725 5772 TENNIS - Bahrain Tennis Club Tel: 17 729 5610 Dilmun Club Tel: 17 692 986 Country Club Tel: 17 593 593


Family Clubs - for networking, and fun. Bahrain Beachcombers – Friendly group that typically meets twice monthly to clean beaches. Check their Facebook page for details Bahrain Rugby Club - Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 695 809 British Club - Home away from home for the mostly British members. Good sports facilities. Tel: 1772 8245 Country Club - Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 593 593 Dilmun Club – Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 690 926

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING Bahrain Rugby Club. Tel: 17 695 809

Think Pink – Fighting breast cancer. Tel: 39 076 717

WATERSPORTS – Gypsea Watersports Tel: 7736 3677

Indian Club Home away from home for Indian members. Good sports facilities. Tel: 1725 3157

aSIan ChIneSe American Chamber of Commerce – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 522 777 Australian Association – Social and professional networking events. American Chamber of Commerce – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 522 777 Australian Association – Social and professional networking events. Bahrain British Business Forum – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 813 488 Bahrain French Business Club – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 748 999 Bahrain Irish Society – Lunch meetings and other professional networking events Biz-Ladies – Lunch meetings and other networking events for professional women. Tel: 38 442 727 Indian Ladies Association – Tel: 17 531 468 Internations – International social club, regular evening get-togethers at different locations – Palm Association – Ladies group helping good causes. Tel: 39 967 896 Rotary Club – Tel: 17 740 146

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

InDIan Clay Oven Authentic cuisine, Adliya, Tel: 17 717 008 D 14, L 7 Copper Chimney Authentic cuisine, Um Al Hassan, Tel: 17 728 699 D 20, L 10 Desi Spice,Abu Ghazal Ave, Manama Authentic Indian food. Tel: +97317272200 D 10 L 6 It’s Mirchi, Ramee International Hotel, Juffair.Indian Restaurant with live music. Tel. +97338381615 D 15 L10 Jashan Authentic taste of Indian cuisine. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666 Lanterns Fabulous décor, excellent dishes. Several locations. Tel: 1724 6777 D 20, L 10

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Listings Listings Spices Indian fine dining at the Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 1122 D 10, L 7

JapaneSe Akiko Contemporary Japanese cuisine. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7080. D 14, L 7

Thai Lounge Thai themed lounge bar. Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17 586 499 D 40, L 11

Nu Asia Popular lunchtime venue. Al Ali Mall, Tel: 17 587 171 D/L 15

Thailand Traditional Thai food. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7040 D 15, L 7

re Asian Cuisine | Wolfgang Puck 50th floor of Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5046 D 90, L 35

Wu Asian Restaurant & Lounge Offering a culinary experience from the Far East. ART Rotana Amwaj, Tel: 1600 0111

Imari Japanese Restaurant at Domain Hotel, Tel: 1600 0000 D 28, L 11

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Kei Popular for its maki. Golden Tulip, Tel: 1753 5000 D 20, L 9

Bushido Enormous Samurai-themed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, Tel: 1758 3555

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

Keizo Al Areen: A contemporary & elegantly styled Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese & Thai Cuisine. Closed on Sundays. Tel: 17845000 Ext. 250

Ruka Fusion Japanese dishes with panoramic views of Manama from the 24th floor. Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1999

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 Sato Sushi and teppanyaki. Private rooms. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 27, L 12

D 28, L 11 Monsoon Fine East-Asian cuisines served in a beautiful pavilion Adliya, Tel: 1774 9222

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

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American Southern Style Family Restaurant & Lounge Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

eUropean + 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

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

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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

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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

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 Medzo Italian Restaurant Serves timeless classics with a contemporary twist. Tel: 17 208 308 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


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

Serving Real American Food in The Middle East since 1997

Café Italia Stylish restaurant, modern Italian cuisine Adliya, Tel: 1774 4774

PAuL French cuisine. At City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 1717232 D 15, L 10

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

Prego Family friendly. Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 0777 D 25 Primavera Overlooking the hotel gardens and out to sea. Ritz Carlton. Tel: 1758 0000 D 35, L 18 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 Rosso – Bar, Enoteca, Restorante A rustic Italian restaurant serving a varied a la carte menu. ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 16000111

Trattoria Authentic Italian experience. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666 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

Listings Listings eUropean - VarIoUS Brasa De Brazil Churrascaria Great options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Tel: 1758 2225

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

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 20, L 15 Tapas Serves tapas and cocktails on the seafront. Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363 D 37 Terrasse @ 28 Open air rooftop restaurant. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666

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InternatIonal - VarIoUS Al Wasmeyyah Golden Tulip’s signature outlet. Tel:1753 5000

D 35, L 12 La Med Popular for its buffet, Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6499

D 35, L 9 MuJu Outdoor seating area with a pleasant sea view. Dragon Resort, Tel: 1603 9800

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

every Friday. Tel: 1601 0160

D 15, L 9 Bahrain Bay Kitchen Indoor-outdoor restaurant, features an international buffet. Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500 L 22 Café Mosaic Wide selection of delightful dishes. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666 Fusions Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Great views of Juffair, Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 Lemon Tree Exotic culinary selection, including Asian and Mediterranean dishes. Ramee Grand, Tel: 17 111 999

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 Selections All day dining multicuisine buffet restaurant, Middle Eastern & International, Tel 17 208 308 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.

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

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meXICan Casa Mexicana Adliya, Tel: 17715521 D 25 Cantina Kahlo serves authentic flavors of Mexico. Tel: 17586401 Margarita Mexicana First fine-dining Mexican restaurant in Bahrain. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 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

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

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

Kenza Lebanese and Iranian fare. K Hotel, Tel: 17360 000 La Mosaique International buffets and a la carte menus. Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122 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

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

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


Majlis, Ramee Monroe Hotel. Live Arabic entertainment. Signature Arabic & continental cuisine. Tel 1729 6699

Saffron AlAreen Khaleeji cuisine. Al Areen Palace, Tel: 1784 5000

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

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 | May 2018


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Lumee Middle Eastern street food in a café/deli setting. A’ali and Saar Mall. Tel. 17434300 / 17694848


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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

Brazil Rodizio Grill & Lounge Brazilian-themed steakhouse offering the churrascaria dining style. Adliya, Tel: 1782 6686 D 20 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

Legendz Steakhouse award winning steakhouse at Intercontinental Regency, Tel: 17 208 308

Plums Fine dining steakhouse. RitzCarlton, Tel: 1758 0000 D 72 Via Brasil Brazilian style all-you-caneat barbeque restaurant. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666

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

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Reef Fish Market Reef Island. Tel: 17564730

Waves Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122 D 40, L 10

Some of our favourite family places where you can enjoy a feast for less than BD5. mIDDle eaStern - Under BD5 Al Hantoor Grills One-of-a-kind Turkish restaurant, running for 18 years. The regular customers swear by their grills and shawarma,Tashan, Tel:1740 1084 Al Shoala Popular Turkish spot – among the locals and expats alike. Expect some delay with your order during peak times. Jidhafs, Jid Ali, and Muharraq, Tel: 1733 3676 (Muharraq branch) Badawi Authentic Lebanese dining experience in Bahrain. Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 7799

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Listings “Shawarma Alley” OK – this isn’t a single outlet, but a whole road of cafes and shawarma stands, the so called ‘Shawarma Alley’ is your goto place not just for a simple snack, but also for some people watching. Typical price for a shawarma – 300 fils! Adliya, Osama bin Zaid Avenue. Bu Ali Traditional Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. Several branches throughout the island, Tel: 1724 2432 Iskenderun Grill Excellent for tikka or lamb chops. Generous portions too! Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 3334 Lebanese Restaurant Aka ‘Shukri’, they serve mutton shawarma, hummus, Iranian-style lamb chops, and traditional arayes. Gudaibiya, Tel: 1724 2333 Tehran Grills Iranian food, Sanabis, opposite Bahrain Mall, Tel: 1755 5989 uruk Restaurant Famous for its grills and fresh bread. Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 1500 Alexandria Grills Tables set-up on the sidewalk! As you watch the buzzin’ streets, they’re grillin’ delicious meat & chicken tikka in front of you! Old Palace Rd. (across from Daiso).

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Listings serves South Indian and Punjabi dishes, including vegan options. Manama, Isa Al Kabeer Avenue, Tel: 1726 3171 Barbecue Delights Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian cuisine. Seef Mall, Tel: 1756 4282 Charcoal Grill Known forits

“American Alley” So called because it is close to the US Navy base and popular with Americans. This is not a restaurant but a long street full of family food outlets and restaurants - mostly international franchises. Juffair. tandoori chicken, this small family restaurant offers Indian, Chinese, and grills. Umm Al Hassam, Tel: 17729115 Spice Nice Goan cuisine. Chinese dishes also available. Adliya, behind Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3603 Swagat A charming vegetarian smallhole-in-the-wall, offering all things South Indian. Manama Souq, Tel: 1722 5137 Govindas Authentic Hindu vegetarian cuisine. Mannai Mansions, Juffair (opposite Al Jazzera supermarket), Tel: 17 827 127 Vrindavan All-vegetarian outlet serving authentic South Indian thali. Manama, next to American Mission Hospital, Tel: 1723 4454, 1727 2320

Aryas Bhavan Vegetarian restaurant

InternatIonal - Under BD5 Grill Room Buffet A great variety of Chinese, Continental, and Pakistani dishes. Budaiya, Tel: 1769 6660

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Paradise Café This veteran eatery has a loyal customer base. Famous for its chicken tikka and cream caramel. Manama, Government Avenue, Tel: 1753 5306 Salt’n Pepper Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern dishes as well as sandwiches, fast food, seafood, steaks, and vegetarian options. Sanad, Tel: 1762 3535 yum yum Tree Different cuisines cooked in separate kitchens all under the same roof. Great food, wide selection – Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Thai and more several branches throughout the country, Tel: 1753 7900

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

Swan Lake Genuine Filipino dishes, with a pinch of Thai cuisine, always served fresh and in generous portions. Manama, next to Bab Al Bahrain, Tel: 1722 7761

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

Baan Saeng Thai – authentic Thai cuisine, Adliya Tel: 1771 0467

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

SeaFooD - Under BD5 Fish House A must try for seafood lovers. Budaiya, opposite the International Hospital, Tel: 1759 4040


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Columbus Café Offers hot drinks, snacks and desserts at City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 17172324 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 The Deli Quick bites, coffee, tea. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666

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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 Lash Room Suite 12, 1st Floor, Mandarine Business Center, Seef, Bahrain Tel: +973-13104889 thelashroom.bah thelashroom.bahrain

The Grub Shack American style Al Hamala Tel: 17 13 13 63 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

Elements Pool & Lounge chic outdoor pool side lounge with scenery of nature Tel: 17 208 308. 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 Noor Lounge refined yet casual lobby ideal for informal meetings or breaks, Intercontinental Regency, Tel 17 208 308 Senses Lounge Freshly baked goodies, and a special selection of teas and coffees. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000

The Ritz Gourmet Lounge French interior. Best afternoon tea on the island Tel: 17586425 Veranda Interior garden theme. There are now 3 in the chain located in Adhari, Amwaj, and Adliya, Tel: 1771 5868 | May 2018 80 Bahrain Confidential May 2018



Dome Café Part of the London chain of trendy yet cozy bistros. Juffair and Seef, Tel: 1781 0180





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

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 Bushido Enormous Samuraithemed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, near RitzCarlton. Tel: 1758 6555. High $$$ Camelot Friendly bar and restaurant located in a faux castle. Live singer. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540 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 Tapas Bar A vibrant blue interior reminiscent of the sea outside, offering cocktails, live music, DJ’s, and hosts a Friday brunch. Zallaq, Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363

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

Coda Jazz Lounge A Jazz Lounge & Bistro. Ground Floor, Atiram Premier Hotel. Tel: +973343 42 828/ +973-666 78 666

The Foundry, Block 338, Urban & industrious hardworking eatery. Mon-Sat from 12pm Tel: 69960000

Davy Crockett’s restaurant and bar with live band. Very busy at weekends. Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tel: 3992 2583 Downtown Bar new resident band, X.O.P. with years of International experience continue to be one of the most talked-about variety bands. Tel: 17 208 308 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 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


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Kahlo Club serves authentic flavors of Mexico serves authentic flavors of Mexico, Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 1758 6401

Envy, Premier Hotel, Juffair. Ladies night everyday except Tue, uni drinks 9-11pm. 32170898.

Shift 7 Formula 1 inspired bar and lounge. Indoor and outdoor seating and excellent view of Bahrain. Muharraq, Elite Resort & Spa, Tel: 1731 3333

Harvesters, Crowne Plaza. 9pm - 1am, Monday & Friday. Different Offers. Live Band. +973 1753 1122

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

Ladies' Nights

Takasim Arabic night club with live Performances and gourmet cuisine. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

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

CuT Bar & Lounge Signature bites and drinks every Saturday and Sunday for BD3. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000


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

entertainment. Wyndham Garden Manama. Tel. 6631 6666

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

An Nada Lounge Sheraton. Every Wednesday, 9pm onwards with unlimited selected drinks. Tel: 1753 3533 Barrel Crystal Palace Hotel, Juffair, EVERY NIGHT - 3 free drinks 9pm1am. Live band. Tel: 66 901 323 Bambu, Adliya, Every Wednesday from 11am-3pm including house cocktails for BD10 (guys pay BD19.6). Tel: 17 262 555 Brazil, Adliya. Every Wednesday. Unlimited free drinks 8pm-2am! 3616 1650. Bushido, Seef, Thursdays only. Free drinks from 9pm till late. LIVE DJ. Tel: 17 583 555 Camelot, Adliya, Unlimited cocktails BD5.5 from 7pm, Wednesdays only. Live music. Tel: 39 977 540

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

CODA Jazz Lounge, Atiram Premier Hotel, Juffair. Unlimited free drinks. Wed. from 8pm-2am. 3434 2828.


Cellar 59 A wine bar and cellar at the newly opened ART Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111 Flamingo Bar Classy cocktail and cigar lounge by the pool. Moevenpick Hotel, near Airport, Tel: 17460 000 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 Player’s Lounge Gastropub with meals, drinks and

JJs Irish Restaurant, Adliya. Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed. Unlimited selected drinks for BD7. Live band. +973 3384 3005 Kabayanz, Ramee Rose Hotel Selected complimentary drinks. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tel: 3354 4276/6695 0526 Klub 360, Elite Crystal Hotel, Juffair. Every Sun & Wed with unlimited selected cocktails from 9pm – 2am. +973 17 360 300 K Lounge, K Hotel, Juffair. Unlimited selected drinks Sun, Wed, Tues,, from 8pm-12 midnight. 36021846

upstairs Downstairs Bahrain’s favourite jazz venue, renowned for its live music Dinner Shows. Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093

Burlington Club Cigar lounge in the style of an English gentlemen’s club. Ritz Carlton, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000

Ibrida Ramee Grand Hotel, Seef. EVERY NIGHT! Two free drinks for ladies from 9pm – 1am. 3689 7378

Cellar 59, ART Rotana, Thursday, Amwaj, 3 free drinks. 5pm2am. Live DJ. Tel: 1600 0111 Club XS Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Every night, Selected free drinks. Tel: 1761 6167 Club Buffalo EVERY NIGHT (except Thursdays). Various offers. Live band. Tel: 39 508 403 Davy Crocketts, Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tue & Wed. 5 free drinks 8pm1am. Live music. Tel: 36 089 534 Downtown 3 selected drinks complimentary + 25% discount on all cocktails on Sat, Tues, and Thurs. Tel: 17 208 308 Dublin, Ramee Palace Hotel, Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri. Unlimitedfree drinks 9pm - 1am. Live band.

LIV Club Lounge, Al Murooj Hotel, Juffair, 3 free drinks 8pm – 1am Tel: 6660 0025 Meisei Wednesday - Free wine 7pm -11pm. Live music. Tel: 1700 7770 A new ladies night now also on Tuesdays. Ladies receive 4 complimentary glasses of wine or selected cocktails all night long Rocky’s Ramee International Hotel – ‘Ladies Rule the World’ on Mon and Tues. Free selected drinks from 7pm to 1am. Live band and DJ. +973 36289386 Sky Lounge, Hotel Diva, Juffair. Free drinks for ladies from 9pm - 12 midnight – EVERY night! 3689 7378 Sofitel Bahrain, Ladies enjoy in Tapas every Wed with unlimited selected drinks from 8pm – 12am. 1763 6363 The Hub, Ramee Monroe Hotel. Every Tuesday. 3 free selected beverages. 3628 9347 Trader Vic’s Wahine Tuesday. 2 Free cocktails. 6pm to 10pm. Tel: +973 1758 6555 Txoko, 36th floor, Domain Hotel, EVERY NIGHT, except Fri. Unlimited selected drinks 4pm2am. Live DJ. Tel: 66 395 608 upstairs Downstairs, Adliya. Sat and Wed. BD7 for unlimited drinks 7.30-11.30 Warblers, Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues. 3 free drinks 9pm-1am. Live band. Tel: 38 381 631 Wrangler, Juffair Grande Hotel, Sun, Tues, Fri. Free drinks 8pm-2am! DJ. Tel: 39 831 380 Wu Asian Restaurant & Lounge Sip on 3 elegant cocktails from 5pm every Wednesday. ART Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111 | May 2018 Bahrain Confidential May 2018 81

Break your fast with a unique feast at Florence. (Opening from Iftar till Suhoor)

Iftar and Suhoor buffet Thursday to Saturday. Ramadhan A La Carte menu from Sunday to Wednesday.

Villa No.118, Road 3803, Block 338, Kingdom of Bahrain For reservation or more information please call (973) 17336373 or Email

Layali Ramadan Inspired by the opulence and charm of Arabia, join us for a rooftop ghabga buffet, from 8pm to 2am, for just BD15++ per person +973 3351 4455


25th floor, Downtown Rotana

Bahrain 101 May 2018  
Bahrain 101 May 2018