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MANAMA NAMED CAPITAL OF ARAB TOURISM

Bahrain’s main city was named ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020 during the 22nd session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism. The council, which consists of eight Arab countries, previously elected Bahrain as a member of its Executive Office for a period of two years between 2018 and 2019. During the session, the Kingdom was re-elected as a member of the Executive Office for the next period (2020-2021) and was appointed as the Vice President of the 23rd Session of the council which will be held in Saudi Arabia next year. Commenting on the occasion, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of BTEA (Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority), HE Zayed Al Zayani, expressed the Kingdom’s pride at being named the ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020. He also affirmed BTEA’s commitment to further developing this vital sector and bolstering bilateral and Arab ties in the field. “BTEA’s strategy focusses on developing unique tourism products through hosting a series of events and activities that target all segments of society including families from the GCC and other Arab countries, further contributing to the development of the tourism sector,” he added.

CUSTOMISED ORTHOPAEDIC CARE

NEW SKILLS PARTNERSHIP The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), one of the premiere providers of quality training and education in the region, has announced a new partnership with the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The move aims to identify collaborative training opportunities and joint initiatives that will focus on upskilling young Bahrainis to prepare them for the job market. www.bahrainthismonth.com

Royal Bahrain Hospital has welcomed Dr Stefan Dragulescu to its team of medical experts. A German board-certified surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics, Dr Stefan is a member of the Professional Association of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Specialists, the Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery and the German Association of Chirotherapy and Osteopathy. He is also certified in emergency medical treatment. Dr Stefan provides comprehensive orthopaedic solutions and treatments which include knee and hip replacement, traumatology, foot and ankle surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, sports injuries, chiropractic and conservative treatment of spine diseases. His specialist procedure is the implementation of custom-made knee and hip replacements to suit the patients’ needs. To book your appointment with Dr Stefan, call 17 246-800, whatsapp 32 181-810 or book online on www.royalbahrainhospital.com. You can also download the Royal Bahrain Hospital mobile application, available for download on the App Store on iOS devices and Google Play on Android devices, to book appointments, review doctor profiles and stay up to date with the monthly health packages. January 2020 47

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Bahrain This Month - January 2020  

January 2020 ~ Vol.24 ~ Issue 1 - Your guide to a great way of life

Bahrain This Month - January 2020  

January 2020 ~ Vol.24 ~ Issue 1 - Your guide to a great way of life