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THE TEAM Publisher and Chairman George F. Middleton

Bahrain This Month July 2019

Editorial Director Liz O’Reilly Contributors Behnaz Sanjana, Zilia Monteiro Print Production Manager Sabu Sebastian Layout and Graphics Romeo San Miguel, Hatem Monem Photography Editor Muna Yousef Staff Photographers Subeesh Kumar N S, Ranjith Mohan Administration and Finance Samson Vaz, Marlyn Ragasa Corporate Affairs Director Bassem A. Al Khabbaz Distribution Team CM Abdul Rahman, Gopal Arul Kumar Distributor Al Hilal Group (Hilal Direct Services) Media Sales RANDA GHAZI HOWAIS ANURADHA MANHAS

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July 2019 ~ Vol. 23 ~ Issue 7 YOUR GUIDE TO A GREAT WAY OF LIFE


The Big Summer-Camp Round-Up Bahrain Summer Festival Returns New Club Launches



DESTINATION JUFFAIR What’s New on the Scene


Comic Jason Manford answers our questions

Photographer Moeez Ali on getting personal with the fash pack Robinson Ian Opiyo – from skinny kid to body builder


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Happy summertime folks and, boy, it’s a scorcher with countries across the region recording their hottest ever temperatures! But, we’re hardy souls and there’s plenty planned to keep us busy over the coming month. Check out our Happenings pages for another big round-up of summer camps and there’s also lots of information on the Bahrain Summer Festival, which has a range of activities for kids young and old alike. The British Club plays host to one of the UK’s hottest comedians, Jason Manford; you’ll find details in the Happenings section as well as an exclusive interview with him. Keep an eye on our social media pages for a chance to win tickets. Our other interviewees this month are Bahrain’s own Moeez Ali, who’s now based in London and making a big splash as a fashion photographer, and fitness guru Robinson Ian Opiyo, who’s hoping to make a big splash as a rapper! This month’s big feature is France in Bahrain, celebrating the relationship between our two nations. Look out for some exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures from the visit of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the French capital earlier this year. And, if you like those, you’ll find a much larger selection online at www. We’ve also taken an in-depth look at what’s been going on in Juffair; from new shopping malls aplenty to new hotels, dining and entertainment options. If you live in the area, or just like to visit, it’s a definite must-read. Alongside our regular round-up of motoring news, this month’s Motoring Section takes a look at an exciting new development – the Lightyear One – a solar-powered car that could be a boon for our sunny island. And, in dining, Behnaz gives her verdict on a new vegan eatery – I think it’s safe to say, she was rather impressed As always, we have plenty of news from the world of business and the technology, entertainment and lifestyle sections bring you the latest in apps, games, music, movies and travel. You’ll notice that the magazine is taking on a new look, giving our pages a bang up-to-date feel that matches our content. So, your guide to a great way of life is getting even better and I’d love to hear what you think either via email or on our social media pages.







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Bahrain This Month - July 2019  

Vol.23 - Issue 7 - Your guide to a great way of life

Bahrain This Month - July 2019  

Vol.23 - Issue 7 - Your guide to a great way of life