The Guide by Visit Bahrain | March-May '18

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His Royal Highness HisRoyal Royal Highness His Royal Highness Prince His Highness Prince Prince bin Princebin Salman KhalifaAl Khalifa, Bin Salman binSalman Hamad Alkhalifa. Khalifa Hamad Al Khalifa. Crown Salman Al Khalifa, The Crown Prince Deputy The Prime Minister Prince, Deputy Supreme Prime Minister Supreme Commander and First Commander and First Deputy Prime Prime Minister Deputy Minister

Majesty HisHis Majesty King King HamadHamad bin Isa Bin IsaThe Al Khalifa, Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain King of Bahrain

HisHis Highness SheikhSheikh Isa bin Isa Highness bin AlSalman Al late Khalifa. Salman Khalifa, The Late Emir of Bahrain Amir of Bahrain

Dear Readers, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Visit Bahrain’s guide. The Kingdom of Bahrain has upheld its reputation as one of the most welcoming countries in the Gulf region, with its people renowned for their warmth and hospitality. The Kingdom is known for its cosmopolitanism, with a population that is very ethnically diverse. Bahrain, known for its rich history dating back to the Dilmun civilization, has welcomed visitors from the region and all over the world. What makes Bahrain an ideal destination for experiential travel is the unique experiences it offers to visitors that make it both enjoyable and memorable. The country’s numerous attractions cater to varied interests; its historic attractions showcasing the passing of ancient civilizations makes it ideal for history lovers to explore. The Kingdom also boasts a variety of restaurants, cafes, major shopping malls and entertaining events for a leisure-filled holiday. The Kingdom strives to host events and festivals that offer an unforgettable experience to all those who visit all-year round. Some of the major events and festivals hosted in the Kingdom include the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix, Jewelry Arabia, Bahrain Shopping Festival ‘Shop Bahrain’, Hurafuna Handicraft Festival, Bahrain Food Festival, and the Sea Festival. Since its inception, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has focused its efforts towards promoting the Kingdom of Bahrain as a unique destination in the region under the umbrella of the long-term tourism strategy ‘Ours. Yours’ that is based on four pillars ‘awareness, attraction, access and accommodation’. This includes the improvement in the overall accessibility to Bahrain, attracting events of high caliber to the Kingdom, improving the quality of services in the tourism and hospitality sectors, and strengthening the position of the Kingdom as an ideal tourist destination for families and international tourist. I hope that this guide will give you a glimpse of the hidden gems of the Kingdom and all that it can offer travellers ranging from places to see, visit and things to do during your stay.

Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority

Our horizon Your vision #BahrainOursYours

Contents March - April - May 2018



In this issue... 14. In A Nutshell


Progress of Bahrain tourism in numbers.

42. Shopping - Capital Mall

Dedicated to nurturing the talented local handicrafts of Bahrain, the mall is full of unique and intricate finds.

64. Jumeirah Royal Saray

The latest addition to Bahrain’s shores, the luxurious property is a beautiful representation of opulence and relaxation.


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On The Cover The mystical souqs in Bahrain draw in visitors from across the globe as vendors showcase the Kingdom’s beauty and magic

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Image courtesy of BTEA


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Find out what Bahrain has to offer to its tourists to ensure their health is well looked after .

130. Listings

We’ve compiled an expansive list of restaurants, hotels, cafes, and more so you never run out of places to visit and truly enjoy every inch of Bahrain .

74. Things to Do - Tours

Explore and fall in love with Bahrain through the variety of exciting Tour options Visit Bahrain has to offer, and become an expert of Bahrain!

110. Calendar

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126. Medical Tourism - Dr. Salam

See for yourself all the different happenings in the Kingdom suitable for family and friends and become a part of Bahrain’s energetic social scene.


WELCOMING the world to Bahrain During the past few years, tourism in Bahrain has taken flight. With it, the entire hospitality industry developed unprecedentedly, as more and more hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues surpassed themselves in creating novel experiences. Today, besides being a place where traditions are still kept alive, the Kingdom of Bahrain is a sizzling, cosmopolitan venue. Visit Bahrain’s 2017 brochure tried to capture Bahrain in all its beauty, with its rich heritage and its future forward developments. And since the Kingdom is on a constant path towards change, we decided to transform it to “ The Guide” a quarterly publication. Thus, we aim to reach more avid travelers and devoted hospitality service providers across the world and open up new tourism possibilities in this ever evolving Arabian Paradise. As we enter the Spring season of 2018, Bahrain is in full swing with events such as the Spring of Culture, Formula One, and many more exciting happenings that will unfold over the course of the next two months. We’ve taken the time to unravel the truly unique activities that make Kingdom something else and we’ve brought in the spotlight the people and places one shouldn’t miss. We hope you’ll enjoy the stories from the 33 islands, with their pristine beaches, their desert, their modern skyline, their stunning history and their mystery. Our aim here at Visit Bahrain remains the same: to open the gates of Bahrain to the world and create more opportunities for discerning travelers to experience its wonders. Because there’s no better time to visit Bahrain than now.

Kyriako Zarkadas Founder & CEO, Visit Bahrain

Chief Executive Officer Kyriako Zarkadas


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Bahrain spc, a private company commercially registered and trademarked in the Kingdom of Bahrain under CR#: 97199-1. Visit Bahrain’s “The Guide” is published quarterly (4 issues per year) and is provided for FREE to visitors arriving to Bahrain. It is NOT a commercial magazine but serves as a brochure. No portion of this brochure, including without limitation, maps, articles, listings, may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the publishers. Terms & Conditions for any offers in this brochure are available at Copyright: 2018 by Visit Bahrain spc. All rights reserved. 13

IN A NUTSHELL Bahrain Tourism in numbers


















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25% Furnished Apartments



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flights per week (2016)

30airlines fly to bahrain

Dry and humid summers from May - September (average temperature - 34C/93F)


destinations 52 connected via passenger airlines


flight to all gcc countries (centrally located in gcc)

with access 67countries to visa on arrival

& 190 hotels resorts

16,500room capacity

with 114countries access to e-visa

12.3moverseas visitors (2016)

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Cool and pleasant winters from October – April (average temperature - 17C/62F)

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over 500 meeting rooms

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Bahrain 101 Cast iron door knobs on the door of an old house in Muharraq



ocated in the Arabian Gulf region, Bahrain has a vast culture that spans over more than 4000 years. It is the land of the long-lost Dilmun Civilization, and its relicts and heritage can still be seen today in the architectural styles and ancient sites. Bahrain is essentially an Arabian culture that has a modern outlook, combining new pastimes like motor sports with traditional arts like falconry. It’s a land where antiquities such as ivory figures, pottery, copper goods and gold rings share the stage with a vibrant and avant-garde community. With a rich history and an identity shaped by Bahrain being the main hub for pearl merchants from across the world, the Kingdom flourished due to its unmatched pearl trade; an industry that was replaced as an economic driver by the discovery of oil in 1932. Bahrain’s economy today, however, complements the nature of the country, as it thrives on diversity.

Pottery at an old house being restored in Muharraq

Want to find out more? The Visit Bahrain tours can help you delve deeper into culture, adventure, adventure and history. Led by English speaking certified local tourist guides, our tours are designed to leave no corner of Bahrain unexplored! The best part: we’ve planned a diverse and immersive itinerary for you. So pick a tour and go! 18 The Guide March | April | May 2018


A glimpse into the rich and deep rooted cultural foundation of the Kingdom


ne cannot visit Bahrain today without walking among the reflections of the past. So vividly one can experience the thousands of years of history that stand as testimony to the affluent culture of the Kingdom. This is a land full of rites, traditions, well-kept craftsmanship techniques, beliefs and ceremonies that vigorously blend with what modernity gifted us with. Throughout the historical events that unfolded in Bahrain, the country has been at important commercial crossroads. A leveraging its strategic geographical location to the benefit of its people. The transformations it underwent molded it into a cosmopolitan country, yet one that remains very faithful to its roots. Wandering the streets of Manama, you can encounter heritage buildings such as the Al Fateh Grand Mosque, which proudly rises as a symbol of the Islamic era. The building is impressive both in terms of design and in terms of the

historical stories it houses. Due to its monumental importance to the culture of the Kingdom, Visit Bahrain has included it in its city tours and can be admired alongside other heritage sites such as the Muharraq Souq, the Bab al Bahrain and the Old Houses of Muharraq. For those who want to venture even further into the past, Visit Bahrain completed its tours with another fascinating heritage site, also included on the UNESCO lists: the A’ali Burial Mounds. Dating back to the Dilmun era and today they bring to life the spirit of the time gone by. Close to the burial mounds, one can also discover the A’ali Pottery Center, a site in which tradition is still respected today through the craftsmanship of handcrafted pottery passed on from one generation to the next. And if you want to see both, jump on one of the Visit Bahrain tours and take a journey into an exciting past. The heritage of Bahrain awaits you to reveal its wonders and sweep you back into a world of myths, legends, and traditions. We, at Visit Bahrain, are here to be your faithful guides.

Qal’at al-Bahrain Site Museum

Al Fateh Grand Mosque

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Bahrain 101

THE REAL BAHRAIN Despite its growing popularity and cultural variety, Bahrain still remains for many an enigma covered in myths. Truth is, the Kingdom is a welcoming land of contrasts and marvelous juxtapositions. However, these differences should cause no need for unrest. On the contrary. You’ll be surprised at how friendly Bahraini people are and at just how approachable this new experience can be. So, let’s break it down and see why exactly you should visit this amazing country on the rise. YES Bahrain is surprisingly

affordable Unlike the majority of its neighbors, the Kingdom of Bahrain greets tourists with more affordable prices. While there are plenty of luxury shops and high-end venues for those who want to spend big, you can also find a plethora of hotels, restaurants, and shops that have decent prices and amazing services. Thus, you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to visit Bahrain’s pristine beaches and enjoy its diverse activities. This Arabian paradise is a traveler’s dream, both in terms of things to do and in terms of money spent on those “things to do”.

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The prices here are similar to the prices in Europe and the Western countries. For example, a meal in a mid-range restaurant can reach 7 BHD per person, while a cappuccino ranges from 1 BHD to 1.71 BHD. For those looking for affordable accommodation, the prices revolve around 15 BHD per night. And, for a full-day tour from Visit Bahrain, that includes all the quintessential sights in the Kingdom, you can pay just around 35 BHD.


Bahrain is extremely safe Bahrain is one of the safest countries in the Middle East, with an incredibly low crime index. The past years

have seen almost no complaints from travelers, who enjoyed their time in the Kingdom without encountering any trouble. To ensure your safety, restrain your journeys during night-time in less traveled areas, just like you would do in any other part of the world. Chances are you will find yourself pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the Bahraini people and their openness, as opposed to experiencing any issues or troubles. The Kingdom advocates peace and stability and treats visitors’ safety as a crucially important part of its agenda. In Bahrain, women enjoy the same privileges as in western countries, even when it comes to driving, which is quite uncommon in the Arab region.”


Bahrain welcomes different cultures Bahraini people deeply cherish their culture and religion, but that doesn’t mean they are unaccepting of other points of views and beliefs. In fact, Bahrain is one of the most liberal countries in the region, with a wide acceptance of foreign customs and behaviors. Traditions are Bahrain’s main driver, but the Kingdom is just as keen on keeping up with present times and adopting all technologies and trends that can help the country advance. Thus,

you’ll find a mix of old and new, in a charming composition of architecture and mentalities. Thus, embrace the differences and celebrate them, while cherishing the fact that you can still act in a natural way. Ramadan will truly surprise you as you’ll witness a dedicated display of faith, but as a foreigner, you will be able to enjoy your habits out of the public view. Alcohol is available in numerous selected venues across Bahrain for non-Muslim adults. Usually, the venues that offer alcohol are located far away from schools. What’s more, hotels and restaurants restrict consumption to their premises. Both men and women can dress in western clothes in public spaces. The only places where certain wear is imposed are mosques and holy places.


Bahrain has a developed beach philosophy As a country of 33 islands, Bahrain has, as one would think, a very prolific beach life. While residents and Bahraini people are expected to align to the traditional wear, rules are more loose for travelers, who can enjoy their time off at the beach just like in any other part of the world. You are free to wear bathing suits without worries and delight yourself under the sun of the Kingdom on one of its countless pristine beaches.

No, you don’t need to speak

Arabic English is widely spoken in Bahrain, to the extent that it is used in business matters almost exclusively. Thus, you don’t need to sweat it. Not only will you be welcomed with open arms, but you’ll also be greeted in a language that you can fluently speak and understand. However, it’s always a great idea to learn some basic words and phrases in the official language of the countries you’re visiting. So, here goes a quick Arabic lesson: HELLO HOW ARE YOU? GOOD MORNING GOOD EVENING GOODBYE THANK YOU







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World Trade Center

CULTURALLY INSPIRED PRESENT-DAY BAHRAIN A gleaming image of history & innovation working in harmony


easting your eyes over the skyline of Bahrain, you will discover both a deep gratitude towards the past as well as an enormous fascination with the future, as no other land in the region manages to combine so elegantly the tenses, making them two sides of the same coin. Nestled in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain, meaning the land of the two seas, has always been governed by a duality that exists in perfect harmony. Drawing from its rich heritage, the Kingdom remains as culturally relevant as ever. The Dilmun Civilisation, which ruled approximately 5000 years ago, the Portuguese reign and the Islamic era have all deeply engraved their presence in Bahrain’s cultural history. Today, the country is a melting pot for contemporary trends as well as centuries’ old traditions. This is well-visible in the country’s architecture, which juxtaposes highrise modern structures with traditional buildings that are faithful to old construction and aesthetic techniques. The extraordinary architectural

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Nestled in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain, meaning the land of the two seas, has always been governed by a duality that exists in perfect harmony. achievement that is the World Trade Center, with its integrated wind turbines, is a fine example of modern architecture, while Bahrain’s Traditional Houses of Muharraq are a prime illustration of the past. Both constructions are equally fascinating but relevantly different in terms of the values they carry as their foundation. The blending of the old with the new is also present on an economical scale, as Bahrain transitioned from a pearl-based economy to an oil-driven one and, more recently, a progressive entrepreneurship mentality. What hasn’t changed though is the way Bahrainis do business: always by forming a strong connection with their counterparts. Artistically, people in Bahrain are highly attracted to traditional

Traditional Houses of Muharraq craftsmanships such as pottery and weaving. These respected art forms mingle with the newer avant-garde art community, on the rise in the past years. There is also a wide selection of museums, galleries and public libraries that can entice the culturally avid tourists, from the Bahrain National Museum to the Beit al-Quran and many more. When it comes to sports, modern Bahrain is fascinated by soccer, but remains deeply bonded to horse racing. More than 20 types of Arabian horses are bred on the Island and their beauty and elegance remains a sign of pride. Visit Bahrain invites you to discover the culturally inspired present-day Kingdom and awaits you with amazing tours and activities that will get you a real taste of this amazing country: both the old and the new, all laid out in front of you.

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Traditions Of The Past Inspiring The Future


Inovation Nova Award 2009 Innovation Award Winner

Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats 2008 The design concept of the Bahrain World Trade Center towers was inspired by the traditional Arabian “Wind Towers”. The very shape of the building harnesses the unobstructed prevailing onshore breeze from the Gulf, providing a renewable source of energy for the project. The towers are now well known for their striking architecture that mimics an ancient Arabian “wind tower” design. What truly sets the BWTC apart, is its status as the first commercial building to fully integrate three large-scale wind turbines into its design. In parallel to this ground-breaking renewable energy design, the building incorporates many passive energy reduction measures.

Winner of 2008 ‘Best Tall Building Awards’ MENA region

Building Design Awards 2008 Architect of the Year Award Winner

Cityscape Dubai 2008 Shortlisted Best Commercial / Mixed Use Building

Popular Science 2008 Best of the Year Award

Building Exchange Awards 2008 Sustainability Award Winner

Middle East Architectural Awards 2008 Shortlisted Best Designed Building

Construction Week Awards 2008 Tower Project of the Year Award Winner

EDIE Award for Environmental Excellence 2007 Building Award Winner

LEAF Awards 2006 Green Building Award Winner 29

The Orangery Tea Room and Patisserie

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#myBahrain MARINA RADHAY currently holds the position of Business Development Manager for the Russian & CIS markets at Visit Bahrain and in her 6 months in the Kingdom has been able to find and love some of the best locations in Bahrain to satisfy all the cravings of her diverse palate. A self-proclaimed Yoga enthusiast and foodie, Marina has quick become our office go-to guide for a holistic experience around Bahrain.

IF I HAVE GUEST IN TOWN My first choice would always be to take them to some of the beautiful heritage sites in Bahrain, such as the Sheikh Ebrahim Centre to the Bahrain Fort and the Arad Fort. These sites are beautifully curated to show what life was like in the past; from the ruins and relics of the forts, to the slightly modernized version of traditional Bahraini architecture of the houses along the pearling route that comprise the grounds of the Sheikh Ebrahim Centre, everywhere you turn, you are reminded of how closely Bahrain and its people hold onto the foundations of the country upon which the presentgeneration continues to build on. Following that history lesson, we would definitely make our way to the everpopular area of Block 338 in Adliya, where the worlds of art and gastronomy beautifully come together to give birth to a completely different genre of atmosphere in Bahrain. Quirky cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of food, cosy lounges, and an art scene that starts from Al Riwaq Art Space and seeps out onto the streets, corners, and alleyways of the entire area. Block 338 is every bit urbane and chic, casual, and comfortable.

AROUND AND ABOUT WITH MARINA RADHAY If I’ve learn one thing working in the tourism industry is that no two days are the same - but something that never falters is my morning routine. Starting my day at 6.30 in the morning at the gym, I am in a complete trance for an hour as I diligently follow my yoga and simultaneously clear my mind and prepare myself for the day ahead. Though it may seem as though Bahrain is a quiet place where not much happens, those living here can definitely prove you otherwise; from new restaurants opening up and providing us with ample eclectic dining options, to cultural events, and new venues launching where friends and families can come together and have a great time. There is a lot that keeps us occupied. With our offices in the heart of Juffair, we are literally at the doorstep of American Alley - more food options! - Where we can walk down the road and restaurants scream at us from both left and right, being a vegetarian who enjoys her burger, I love satisfying my craving with a black bean burger from Mooyah with their special sauce and, of course, some fries on the side. As someone who has a bit of a sweet tooth, I often find myself at Madeleine restaurant in Adliya, which serves the freshest desserts, and my favorite is their caramel glazed eclair. Located on the corner, the two-story restaurant with a terrace that overlooks the busy streets of Adliya below, perfectly pairing dessert and coffee with a view. But their desserts are not the only thing to try, they have a chic savory menu as well, to curb the needs of your tastebuds.

Quiet and relaxing during the day, bustling at night - so whatever time you choose to go, you’ll have a blast!” There is something special about Bahrain I can’t quite place my finger on, which makes it such a wonderful place to call home. Whether its the remarkable pride in culture, or the exuberant display of heritage visible at every step of the way, the Kingdom of Bahrain is truly special. A walk with my guests in the Manama Souq would show them what I mean, as the shop vendors retail all sorts of traditional souvenirs as well as expansive options for electronic items on a budget! We would then end the day at Bahrain Bay, admiring the beautiful lagoon, and watching the sun go down over our beautiful tiny island, as the skies turn from a bright blue to a dusty rose, until the dark blue will eventually let us call it a night! BAHRAIN INSPIRES ME BECAUSE even though I have lived here for only 6 months, I’ve been able to find my comfort zone. in such a short amount of time. I adjusted to living here with such ease that I cannot imagine myself living anywhere in the Gulf. The welcoming nature of the country and the people has surely helped me with my settling in process and I cannot fathom anywhere else as home. WHEN I HAVE THE TIME I love to try out new restaurants that I haven’t yet experienced and see which ones have the best vegetarian options and maybe even try to replicate those dishes myself at home (if I can guess all the ingredients right). MY LATEST FIND is that The Orangery Tea Room and Patisserie in the Palace Boutique Hotel has the best Afternoon Tea with a beautiful sweet and savory spread and, of course, and amazing selection of teas - perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon in a luxurious garden setting. 31

#visitbahrain Want to know what Bahrain is like through the eyes of its visitors and residents? Check out the images below. Tag your photos also on Instagram by using or #visitbahrain and be featured on the next issue of “The Guide”.

@namit93 Withered


@voguenvagabonds until next time my love

@bahrainedb Say Hello to Bahrain’s tour bus by! Get ready to see more of this Red Bus hit the roads soon!


Bahrain Street Art

@esa29582 Tourist in my own city

@benjolisa Welcome to Bahrain @traveling.toby The most colorful minaret of Manama @benjolisa

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@ammaralbassri Taken by Nikon D7100 with my lens 70-200mm sigma.

@stephanie_smolders What is better than wrapping your fingers around a hot cup of tea in this harsh winter weather?

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@anexpatabroad Street Art Bahrain style


Get yourself a camel

@peerlessimagery The inner courtyard of the Grand Mosque, every bit as beautiful as it is grand!

@anexpatabroad Bahrain has an

exciting independent dining scene and it's only going to get better

@peerlessimagery Sometimes if you just go on a walk with no direction

and no destination you'll find some beautiful places. Or just be super lost!

@simonbuxton Keeping the beat... In Bahrain I went pearl diving,

@simonbuxton Dhow laden with shrimp traps, Muharraq

@peerlessimagery Clouds are kind

@georgepapakostas Old and New... Tradition and Future... Dhow boat and World Trade Center

@peerlessimagery Totally felt underdressed

of rare in these parts, makes them just a little more beautiful.

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@kholo0d One of the most prominent traditional crafts in #bahrain @georgepapakostas Who doesn't love to eat? But in this process who

doesn't also explore, experiment and at the end learn about food, people, customs, techniques and history? Then, Food is not just food in #bahrain

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@isamohamed Karbabad Beach

@georgepapakostas Did you know that Bahrains flag derives from the pearl itself? The divers would show their catch in red cloth in order to impress the buyer with the color contrast... Thank you Alaa


Once the hair clip attack was out the way

@anexpatabroad An indulgent afternoon tea at City Lobby Lounge @eddychalak

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Must be the most photographed section of the fort

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FIRST TIME IN BAHRAIN? Make the most of it!


s soon as the airplane touches the tarmac upon landing, the warmth and welcoming nature of Bahrain can be felt immediately, as the Kingdom and its people rush to show off the unique beauty of the island to the first-time visitors. From relaxed private beaches, to impressive structures and a lively atmosphere, it is important you make sure to grasp a little bit of everything from what this Gulf island has to offer. The more you explore, the more the island unravels its past and shows what

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Your first visit to Bahrain is guaranteed to be something unique. the future holds. Start by walking down the heritage path to reveal the mysteries of the Bahrain’s rich history. From the ancient civilizations that have left behind imprints of their existence to its deep-rooted connection to the pearling industry upon which the country’s foundations lay Bahrain’s past will leave you in

awe, as its relics will lay in front of your eyes. Discover ancient architecture, engulf in the spirituality of the mosques and indulge your senses with the most fascinating traditional dishes in one of the many souqs. Bahrain is warm, friendly and charming, surrounded by crystal blue waters, it offers a variety of private beaches where you can soak up the sun and just relax, even enjoying one of the fabulous spa treatments. If you want to venture further, take a speed boat or a yacht to discover one of the many islands that offer peace and serenity, alongside a variety of water sports. Bahrain also offers one of the most thrilling shopping experiences you could ask for. As an economy that built its foundation on the pearl industry long before oil was discovered, this is the

perfect place to go in search of the most exquisite pieces of jewelery at amazing prices. Considered to be the best in the world, Bahrain’s pearls and gold will take you down a path of lively boutiques from where, even if you don’t buy anything, you’ll leave with a great sense of well-being due to the friendly atmosphere. The modern side of the island also offers you state-of-the-art malls, where opulence invites you to wander and be amazed. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, the Formula 1 Track is definitely the place for you. The sound of tires racing on the ground, the revving of engines and the adrenaline-infused atmosphere will definitely be unparalleled. Bahrain offers a rounded experience, one in which you can journey back to thousands of years in the span of a short trip around the historical sites, and brought back to the present with its contemporary nature, and lets the imagination run with what the future of Bahrain might be. Without a doubt, it offers a first visit that will leave a lasting impression, and we, at Visit Bahrain, can guarantee it.

Natutal Bahraini Pearls

Manama Souq

Flamingos by the Asker coast

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CAPITAL OF ISLAMIC CULTURE 2018 Heart to heart, dream by dream, achievement by achievement


t is not that dreaming is not possible, but I was preparing monuments that bear witness to my long history so that my beloved who come and go remain etched in my soul. It is not that truth occurs in a place that only believes in the dream, but my heart has always been like a womb that nurtures all things joyful and amazing. The wonderful beliefs of my children made me a beautiful city too; a deep city, a city as big the nation itself. This beauty is predicated on a rapturous love and an expansive freedom. It is founded upon a vigilant memory that does not discount that which came before it and start from scratch. Rather, it carries on and assimilates. Cities are the identities of their children. And like your own name which connects you with your ancestors and your descendants, my name is Muharraq, and my legacy is

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my deep-rooted history which manifests itself in my children’s homes, ventures and dreams. My spaces are maps of beauty. My heart carries the history of all the happy occasions of my children, from the journey of a diver who finds pearls in my waters, to a gorgeous construction whose scent conjures up the past with all its features. Because of this, the world chose me as the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2018. This honor would not have bestowed upon me if it were not for my children and everyone who passed through me who loved me in their own special way, most notably those who utilized my soul and features for the sake of enlightenment, coexistence and culture. Love does not just change the things that are around us, but it breathes life into them and infuses them with the vigor of hope. Every dream my children carry in my heart gets fulfilled.

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Thanks to culture, the ancient pearl that I hid in my sea with the changing times reemerged as a path of pearls. Heritage transformed ancient houses into assets of beauty and history. Exquisite architecture, replete with Islamic engravings, became places for endowments and production. Nothing from my age goes away. Nothing is lost as long as we hold on to it. The things we hold on to in turn hold on to us. The things we give life to give us back sustainability. And so, the seafaring songs remain the same, with throats summoning them to life at a leisurely pace. And the city that used to dream inside the head now dreams with its eyes wide open. And in we will see the ability of culture to steadfastly hold on to the spirit and identities of things, and its capacity to craft achievements and projects for the entire the world. Beautiful cities are also charts

of the very core of charming beliefs, because beauty is the product of its maker and the outcome of its creator. In beautiful cities, the idea breaks out the shackles of bias and unlocks its capacity to create. Immobility turns into infinite lightness and mystique; for beliefs also possess a certain form that matures in outdoor spaces when nurtured by hands that believe in the idea and willing to endow it to the world. The day has awakened here, so come... Come, all the qualities that make life beautiful: Come smells, places, textures or memories, laughter and love, whether leisurely or briskly. Come minarets, public squares, houses, gardens, trees and the like. Come grow and hope, whether in the form of a piercing thwack or a quiet creak, or melodic music. Come from clay, palm trees, flowers, fragrances, water, sky, or whatever form of love you like. Come and see, For to be

able to see a belief, you have to see the collective outcome and impact of its people, Because truth is created not from the imagination of one, but of many, and together, we will create! Dar Al-Muharraq for Folk Arts 39

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THE TRADITIONAL WOOL RUG MAKER Get an up-close glimpse of traditional craft making at the Capital Mall


atima Al Shehabi is part of a long-line generation of women who have been keeping the tradition of working with wool alive. The craft has been passed down to her by her mother who was taught by her mother, Fatima’s grandmother. For more than 27 years, Fatima has been creating unique handmade wool products, specializing in the traditional Bahraini rug making technique. To achieve the wonderful traditional rugs and other products such as carpets, and even bags, Fatima takes the wool in its raw form, separates and cleans it to obtain only the best quality wool. She then washes it and lets it dry under the sun for two whole days. Once dried, Fatima takes the wool and spins it into threads (yarns) with a spindle, a traditional wool machine.

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A lot of craft, passion, and hard work go into making a rug. Fatima needs about a week and a half to make a small rug and as much as a month to craft a big rug. If there’s any stitching involved, a single rug can take even months to make, as details are technically complicated and timeconsuming. Come find Fatima at The Capital Mall, and get your hands on one of the many beautiful and intricate, handmade traditional rugs. The Capital Mall is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in the Kingdom as it exclusively displays an integrated set of Bahraini traditional handmade products.

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THE NEW FARMERS MARKET IN HOORAT AALI Bahrain’s destination for fresh local produce and a unique family experience


he Farmers Market is a joint initiative between Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) and the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and Agricultural Affairs (MUN) in support of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) and Tamkeen under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa. The aim of the project

is to support the local farming industry by offering Bahraini farmers a suitable environment and a permanent outlet to display their local produce and develop their practices and business acumen, which will in turn grow the overall agricultural sector in Bahrain. The Farmers Market, located in Hoorat Aali, is a building with an exceptional design that consists of outlets for local farmers and local businesses that sell fresh fruits

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and vegetables, ornamental flowers and plants, as well as related food and home based products that bring out the flavor and the culture of Bahrain. An exciting attraction in the market is the central live cooking station that will showcase the talents of local professional and amateur chefs serving different cuisines made with fresh ingredients from the market with a comfortable dine-in area for visitors of

the market. Additionally, the second phase of the project will include a wide landscape for visitors to enjoy the beauty of nature all year long. The market is planned to open at the end of February 2018 and will be open 6 days a week from Sunday to Friday from 8am to 3pm daily.

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THE AVENUES BAHRAIN Shop and dine at the picturesque waterfront of Manama

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uxury brands, charming cafes, high-end restaurants and various entertainment options this is what The Avenues Bahrain is all about. Its contemporary architecture with a transparent ceiling that allows ample sunlight to come in, gives visitors an outdoorsy feeling while they comfortably shop and dine. Located right on the waterfront of Manama and stretching 1.5 km, the shopping center offers some stunning views over the Bahrain Bay, making each visit a blissful experience.

At the Avenues Bahrain, shoppers can enjoy more than 130 stores, which are an eclectic mix of local luxury brands and international designers, as well as well-loved mainstream retailers. From accessories, to cosmetics, fashion and home decor, the shopping venue puts everything on display in an exquisite atmosphere. Once you’re done shopping, you can enjoy yourself at one of the various cafes, picking your favourite type of spot: small and cosy or big and impressive. The Avenues Bahrain then invites you to grab a delicious bite to eat at one of their

world famous chains of restaurants covering a variety of Asian, European and other international cuisines. Choose among Le Pain Quotidien, Shake Shack, Katsuya, Cheesecake Factory, Bebabel, Dean & Deluca, 400 Gradi and many more. The Avenues Bahrain also greets its visitors with great entertainment options! You can watch a movie at the VOX Cinemas, which pride themselves with 10 of the best screens that deliver unmatched viewing experiences, or you can head to the Magic Planet, the largest indoor

amusement park in the region, that encompasses award winning rides and exciting games. The location also disposes of enjoyable public parks and special play halls for the entire family. Promising a complete experience and great shopping opportunities, the Avenues Bahrain sets itself apart through the stunning location on the waterfront of Manama, but also through its large array of shopping and entertainment options. So, if you’re in it to shop until you drop, or bask in the stunning view of Bahrain Bay, this is the spot for you. 47

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WOMEN’S COLLECTION Drawing on the brand’s sportswear archives, Modern Heritage pays tribute to LACOSTE’s style and history. Combining light materials with subtle graphics and colours, the collection revisits iconic garments from the wardrobe of René and Simone Lacoste, symbols of on and off-court elegance and forerunners of the sport and leisure style. Fore more information Tel: +973 1717 9530 | Bahrain city centre Tel: +973 1758 1139 | Seef Mall

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ALTAWAWISH CAFE Few places in Bahrain offer the authentic Bahraini cafe experience, but Altawawish Cafe offers truly traditional cuisine in a simple and stripped down version of right in the heart of the Manama Souq. Hidden away in the alleys of the souq, the cafe’s organic architecture has stood the test of time and remains in its original form, adding that extra layer of history to the dining experience. The walls are laden with old photos that serve as a hand crafted pictorial journal of Bahrain’s past. The wooden tables and traditional style benches with cushions covered in the sadu cloth are a reminder of the remnants of ancient Bahrain that is still being kept alive by Altawawish cafe. Whether on purpose, or by accident, even the tissue boxes are covered in the old-style velvet covers, truly maintaining its vintage Bahrain aesthetic, and allowing diners to experience Bahrain as it was in the days gone by. For more info: Tel: +973 3377 6010 Location: Bab Al Bahrain, Central Manama 51

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Just like its heritage, Bahrain is a melting pot of aromas when it comes to cuisine. We sat down with Narise Nabil Kamber, the creator and owner of Saffron by Jena, the first traditional breakfast restaurant in Bahrain, to talk about her journey in the culinary business, her passion for food, the growth of authentic Bahraini recipes and everything in between. Saffron by Jena offers a contemporary twist on traditional Bahraini cuisine, and a unique dining experience enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Let’s start with the beginning. Tell us a few things about the woman behind Saffron by Jena. I am a mother of 4 and I most definitely consider myself a student of the world. If I can learn something new every day, I’ve achieved what I’m here to do. And I’m not all about work. I love reading, I love playing the piano and I love traveling. How did the idea of Saffron by Jena come to life? Actually, the concept evolved to become Saffron. I started with Jena Bakery and then the Ministry of Culture, who wanted to revive the Al Qaisariya Souq, contacted me to provide desserts and coffee for visiting tourists. I found the location and I developed it with the help of the Culture Authority. It’s built on the remnants of a 400 years old Ancient Date Press, which can still be seen thanks to the glass floors. And I was always very surprised at the fact that Bahrain had no places that served Bahraini breakfast I thought “Why not?”. The idea of Saffron came from my love for desserts. At least that’s where the bakery started from. Jena Bakery developed into doing the Bahraini desserts for Saffron. Then we did the savory. Then we expanded the menu. And then we created the 4 branches and just like that Saffron became linked to solely historical sights. The maximum seating is 24 to 26 people. It’s tiny, but it was an overnight success. From one branch we managed to get four branches in various historical places, in one year! It was an overwhelming experience! What are some of your personal Bahraini dishes? I would definitely go with ‘Figa’ateh laham’, literally meaning Meat in the

base of a pot. It’s my father’s favorite dish. It’s similar to biryani but it’s with lamb cooked raw at the bottom of the dish. It’s just comfort food with some achaar and some pickles on the side. And I also love Luqaimat (the sweet dumplings) and potatoes sambusa. How do you feel about Bahrain as a destination for food lovers? I do see a rise in restaurants in Bahrain. And the new generation is returning to eating grandma’s food, proof that we don’t want our traditional cuisine to go extinct. So I do feel, yes, Bahrain can be a food destination. We have rising a food scene, actually. With all the ample amount of different restaurants opening up every month, ready to cater to all food enthusiasts. Would you recommend tourists to visit Bahrain for the food scene? Oh, definitely! You can see that the food scene has evolved, especially with the cruise ships that are coming in this cruise season, which starts from November and ends in April. Point being, they always end up in some local restaurant, which is wonderful! At Saffron we do a small menu plus a cooking lesson to welcome the guests from the cruises. What dish would you say defines Bahrain’s culinary identity? Safi fish and rice. The Safi fish is a fried fish rubbed with a Bahraini masala, a certain spice mix. Since Bahrain is an island, it’s only natural that the most representative food is a fish item. So it’s the safi fish served with white rice, like a


or Muhammer, which is more suitable. Muhammer is caramelized sugar rice. The sweetness of the rice complements the saltiness of the Safi fish and it’s just the perfect combination. What according to you moves the Bahraini food culture so unique? First of all, Bahrain is known for the palm trees. We depend on a lot of dates and, of course, seafood. For me, Bahraini cuisine means gatherings, Friday lunches with the whole family. Actually the whole extended family, on the floor with one dish. It’s usually something like one big dish, nothing fancy, like the lamb biryani, with the pickles, with the fresh vegetables and the lime juice. And then dessert would be roasted peanuts. Bahrainis are kind and gentle. They give, even if they don’t have anything. And everything starts with the meal. How would you like to see the Bahrain culinary industry evolve? I’d love for Bahraini chefs to be on food networks more, to be exposed and to be seen at cooking shows all over the world. I’d love to see our books published globally and maybe more Bahraini restaurants abroad. 55


EXPERIENCE AN EXCITING CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH MEXICO Shaped by the traditional flavors of indigenous Mexican cuisine, Cantina Kahlo is one of the most tantalizing new restaurants in Bahrain. Aside from its beautifully crafted interior that reflects the vibrancy of Mexican culture, Chef Cesar Daniel de Leon Torres creates a menu that stays authentically true to its roots. Cantina Kahlo welcomes diners with an equally glamorous atmosphere inspired by the bold art and colors of Mexico. The restaurant then opens onto an alfresco terrace nestled in a lush garden. From here, guests can gaze over the turquoise waters of the private beach of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. Such a setting demands an 56 The Guide March | April | May 2018

extraordinary menu, which is precisely what Chef Cesar Daniel de Leon Torres delivers. Working with a fully dedicated team of chefs from Mexico, Chef Torres has composed a menu of dishes and flavors authentic to Mexico and unique among restaurants in Bahrain. Selections include artisanal tacos, ceviche, guacamole as well as favorites like “sopes” and mouth-watering “flautas”. In a nod to authenticity, Chef Torres works primarily with ingredients imported directly from Mexico. Cantina Kahlo promises to gratify the palates of both gastronomes and those who simply appreciate a delicious meal. The resort’s legendary 5-star service means guests will have

every need anticipated, while each dish’s flavors enable them to travel vicariously to one of the world’s great culinary destinations. For more info : +973 1758 0000 Web: Location: Al Seef District

FOR THE BEST THE REGION HAS TO OFFER Standing tall in the center of Bahrain’s popular seef district, Mercure Grand Seef is ideal in every way for all its guests


otel Mercure Grand Seef, is ideally located in Seef District, the heart of Manama, Just a 15-minute drive from Bahrain International Airport and within walking distance of Manama’s 3 main shopping malls. All suites are newly renovated and consist of one or two bedrooms in addition to the separate living room, kitchenette and dining area, all well appointed with panoramic city and sea views that will delight the eye. Providing a wide

selection of dining options or simply a refreshing drink to unwind after a long day working or shopping, the Neyran Restaurant features contemporary delicacies with Mediterranean influences. Casa Lounge & Terrace offers a relaxing ambiance with live entertainment. Enjoy the outdoor pool on the roof top, gym,spa, Jacuzzi and steam room where you can relax with our professional massage therapy service.

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THE GROVE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE A Unique Contemporary Arabian Style & Hospitality


ne of the few home grown 5 star Bahraini hotels, The Grove’s location and local culture is reflected and celebrated in the hotel experience. Whether your journey brings you here for business or leisure, the property sees it as their responsibility to provide a window into the beautiful Kingdom and local culture. The management and interior design team are local Bahrainis and also seasoned travelers, whose vision is culture and comfort, with the ability to transform the guests’ every day events into a dream holiday. The Grove Hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the Bahrain International Airport, ideally located for both business and pleasure. Located within the Amwaj Islands a thriving multicultural community the property is surrounded by tranquil azure waters and clear blue skies. The Grove offers 5-star accommodation at affordable prices with a selection of five room types at suitable for guests staying solo, as a couple, for business or a family group. The rooms have a contemporary and calming design scheme with the highest quality amenities with full room service. With 180 rooms and 6 room categories to choose from, The Grove Hotel represents immense class and hospitality in the services offered at the hotel property.

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SWISS-BELHOTEL The perfect place for an unforgettable stay!


wiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain is a 4-star international hotel providing superior quality facilities and high standards of service, located in Bahrain’s central business and commercial district, only 20 minutes’ drive from Bahrain International Airport. The hotel is in close proximity

to both Seef and City Centre Malls, two addresses recognized for being Bahrain’s community landmarks. A 28-storeys tall, Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain offers ideal accommodation for business and leisure travelers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It features large and contemporary guest rooms, SwissCafé Restaurant with outside terrace,

B28 Bar Lounge with panoramic view, ballroom and meeting rooms, outdoor pool, health club, Salon and indoor car park.

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MANTRAA, A TASTE OF THE GREAT INDIAN FLAVORS Spice up your stay in Bahrain Mantraa, the well-renowned a la carte Indian restaurant, brings you a full spectrum of rich, mystical flavors and aromas from both the classical and modern Indian cuisine. The talented face behind Mantraa’s success, Executive Chef Harsha Pal Singh, has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, covering India and other worldwide locations. His dishes inspire and encourage guests to celebrate the colorful melting pot of influences that make India a culinary wonder. Mantraa proposes a full fine dining experience and an exciting, theatrical culinary journey. From the dishes of India, to the specialties of its Western Frontiers, the restaurant showcases a diverse menu, brought to life by interactive stations, ultimately offering customers a unique visual dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a social night out or a private dinner, Mantraa can stun your taste buds.

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Flavorful Indian dishes Exciting gastronomic visual experience Fine dining service interactive live shows kitchen World renown executive chef Stunning atmosphere For more info : +973 1736 0061 Email: Location: Juffair, Al Manamah, Bahrain

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Alto: A High-Level Experience

he term Alto, meaning “high” in Italian, perfectly represents the essence of an Arabian inspired lounge and bar, located on the 25th floor of Downtown Rotana. Flavoured with tradition and a culture of generous hospitality, Alto brings a sophisticated, contemporary twist to regional values. Reflecting the modern Middle East, Alto fuses the Arabic ethos of cherishing food and the deeprooted commitment to welcoming and honouring guests. To set the mood, their in-house DJ plays carefully curated music from around the globe, as well as periodical live performances from some of the region’s top rated bands. At Alto, one will savour every experience. Set off on an Arabian culinary journey with their contemporary take on regional cuisine from a variety of delicious and unique mezze created to be perfectly enjoyed together. Their experienced chefs have developed a modern Arabic motif, transforming traditional favourites using novel ingredients and inspired twists. From the sensual sweetness of the Saudi dates, to the vibrant colours of Moroccan spices,

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the enchanting aromas of Lebanese herbs, the richness of Palestinian olives and the freshness of the Bahraini tomatoes, their menu was inspired by the most exquisite flavours and varieties across the Arab world. Furthermore,

their menu respects the diverse needs of all customers, with delectable vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Their extensive beverage menu features a selection of exquisite cocktails

crafted, meticulously by their experienced and creative mixologists, as well as traditional, Middle Eastern and premium drinks, from exclusive wines to authentic Levantine arak. Alto is open seven days a week from noon until 2 A.M. The venue seats 150, with 80 of those seats outdoors in the terrace that boast an awe-inspiring view of the capital. The venue’s dress code is smart casual, making it the ultimate destination for early sundowners, late night tipples in the open air or enjoying both business and private affairs during the day.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Tel: +973 1721 0550 Location: 25th floor, Downtown Rotana Manama, Bahrain 63

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A NEW LUXURY HAVEN ALONG THE SHORES OF BAHRAIN Bringing together magnificence and comfort harmoniously in one vicinity, the new addition to Bahrain’s calming shores is the Jumeirah Royal Saray which is set to mark its place as one of the luxe venues for retreating, dining, and relaxing, all enjoyed with an air of magnificence.


umeirah Royal Saray sits confidently on a private beach within Manama’s new Seef district, majestically surrounded by the Arabian sea. The inspiration for Jumeirah Royal Saray was drawn from relentless world travels, handpicking and curating the best materials and statement pieces, making the resort a work of art in its own right. A Bahraini summer house full of bespoke details, this resort has a bold demeanor. It is a space to be seen, to watch, to experience, to enjoy. 65

Feel the breeze enter through the marbled lobby, feel at peace gazing at the serene sea, and experience a wave of boldness that introduces you to this destination. Let Jumeirah unveil Bahrain for you. For those staying in, Jumeirah Royal Saray proposes an upscale and trendy restaurant vibe and will soon become the new dining hot spot in town. Guests cannot miss popular concepts like Dubai’s import Play. Contemporary menus and mixed drinks are another ‘don’t miss’ at Jumeirah Royal Saray. Guests can expect world class coffee made by baristas flown in from Colombia at The Palm Lounge. A well-stocked bar is the spotlight of the lounge, where mixologists will surprise with creative cocktails to go with the stunning sunsets. Guests relax by the private beach and Al Hadiqa’s pool cabanas at their leisure. A subtle touch of the Mediterranean is evident by the ancient olive trees that adorn the pool. The spa sits in its own wing within the resort. The modern dome at the centre of the room is inspired by the traditional fishnets still seen found today in the ancient harbour. For more info : +973 7770 7070 Location : Building 56, Avenue 38, Block 428, ` Al Seef District, Kingdom of Bahrain Email:

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Get used to being the centre of attention. Even when stationary the New E-PACE’s bold, sporting design turns heads. Shift into Drive and its dynamic performance stops people in their tracks. With a range of powerful engines – starting at 150PS and including 300PS AWD petrol – the New E-PACE is always ready to pounce. Captivating in Park. Exhilarating in Drive. There’s no mistaking the E-PACE for anything but a Jaguar.

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he Ritz-Carlton Spa is one of the most significant features of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. With the hotel’s setting amongst palm trees in the heart of the capital and at the same time on the coast, The Ritz-Carlton Spa provides the best surrounding for a recreational experience. Whether you are in town for business or leisure, the spa menu is designed to serve your needs from A to Z. With natural products from around the world gently applied by authentic skincare professionals and combined with the latest hi-technology, the guests can benefit from visible and long lasting results. The variety of facilities for both ladies and gentlemen, as well as couples, allows The Ritz-Carlton Spa to take the guests through a relaxing journey with an array of special treatments.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa highlights every season with special treatments that will help boost your vitality. Whether it is a signature ritual, a body massage or scrub therapy, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has created unique relaxation allowing guests to choose from an extensive menu and complete care of the skin, body and soul. With multiple years of experience and a team of professional therapists from around the world, The RitzCarlton Spa ensures comfort and security. The key factors are the customized treatments and therapies that focus on the guest’s individual needs to create a memorable experience and to maximize the therapeutic effect. For more information Tel: +973 1758 6808 Web: Location: Al Seef District 69

Wellness Gulf Hotel The perfect place for indulgence, relaxation, and rejuvenation has finally opened its doors at The Gulf Hotel Bahrain. Three floors of pure bliss and ultimate luxury where each detail has been meticulously taken care of to guarantee a memorable and unique experience not found anywhere else. From cutting edge facial and body treatments, to ancient Arabic healing therapies, performed by a team of professional therapist, each guest will be pampered and spoiled from start to finish and head to toe. For more information Tel: +973 1774 6289 Email: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Wellness Live Your Life offers the unique services of integrated healthcare that seamlessly combined Western and Eastern medicines, with the latest technologies & conveniences, practiced by a group of internationally certified therapist and health professionals. Live Your Life can offer a wide range of purification, detoxification and weight optimize programs; all treatments performed under relaxing and splendid atmosphere. At Live your Life, one can be spoilt from choice with the various services such as the detox and re-energizing programs which offer a range of holistic spa treatments, yoga, meditation and more activities. Ranging from their signature massages, to luxurious baths, sunrise yoga and moonlight meditation to getting closer to nature through a nature walk, all designed to relax and re-energize one and all. One can also choose from the Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy Bath or even immerse themselves for complete rejuvenation at the Hydrothermal Garden. For more information Tel: +973 1784 5081 P.O. Box 75055- Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Though the Kingdom of Bahrain may be small compared to its neighboring GCC countries, we, at Visit Bahrain assure you there is a still a lot more to do and explore and learn about the island with each activity that we offer. From specially designed tours, to a wide list of activities, dining places, and more, Visit Bahrain brings to visitors and residents alike a unique experience to become a part of Bahrain’s social and cultural fabric. We understand that it is not always easy to carry around a guide in hand, and thus we have created our user-friendly and have carefully curated our social media pages to make sure you have Visit Bahrain’s The Guide with you at all times!


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DESERT TOUR An oasis in the desert

Roam where the silent and still desert hides precious grains of history, tradition, and culture.

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Embark on a desert tour that will take you on a journey towards the past. We’ll start at the Bahrain International Circuit with an exclusive “behind the scenes” sneak peak. Next, we’ll stop to admire the emblems of the desert at the Royal Camel Farm. Once done, we’ll set our calendars some tens of years ago and visit the 1st Oil Well in Bahrain. Since we’ll already be on memory lane, we’ll let history carry us even further and recollect our thoughts at the mesmerizing Tree of Life, right in the middle of the desert. Then, we’ll be ready to taste history at the Riffa Fort and get in touch with ancient civilizations at the A’Ali Burial Mounds. As the tour will slowly reach its end, we won’t miss the chance to discover some wellkept crafts and old pottery techniques at A’Ali Pottery.

Tour Stops 1

Formula 1 Track (behind the scenes VIP all access)


Camel Farm


1st Oil Well


Tree of Life


Riffa Fort


A’Ali Burial Mounds


A’Ali Pottery

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CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR Half a day of wonder

Unravel the essence of Bahrain in a mesmerizing knit of traditions and modern trends.

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If you’re looking for the genuine Bahrain, look no further. While half a day only begins to cover the beauty of the Kingdom and the intriguing history of Manama, it’s definitely your best shot at grasping the authentic Bahraini experience.






The City Sightseeing Tour will take you on an astonishing heritage trail and it will help you uncover the fascinating ways in which the past amounts to the sizzling and complex cultural scene of today’s Bahrain. We’ll start at the impressive Al-Fateh Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the world, and continue our quest by visiting the Bahrain National Museum, where history will be exposed. Next, we’ll wander the picturesque streets of the Muharraq Souq in search of hidden gems and make an unforgettable stop at the Old Houses of Muharraq and the Bahrain Fort. We’ll end the tour at the Bab al Bahrain, where we’ll try to reconstruct with our imagination what Bahrain looked some hundreds of years ago when this gate stood close to the water’s edge.

Tour Stops 1

Al-Fateh Mosque (photo stop on Fridays)


Bahrain National Museum


Muharraq Souq (photo stop on Fridays)


Old Houses Of Muharraq


Bahrain Fort


Bab Al Bahrain (photo stop daily | full walk on Fridays)

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FULL DAY TOUR Ultimate Bahrain

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Venture deep into the cultural and historical heart of Bahrain and catch a glimpse of its future.

Let yourself get carried away by the grace of time and flow freely from the intriguing past to the astonishing present. The full-day tour will take you on a rollercoaster ride on the tracks of heritage, culture, and traditions, giving you the unique thrill that is Bahrain.







You’ll start the adventure at the Al-Fateh Mosque, one of the biggest and most impressive mosques in the world, and continue to venture deeper into the history of the Kingdom at the Bahrain’s National Museum. Then, you’ll head to hunt for hidden gems of tradition at the Muharraq Souq and glimpse at past times as you pass the old Houses of Muharraq. Since you most certainly will be hungry, we’ll stop for a delicious lunch after we set our eyes on the Bab Al Bahrain. With your forces restored, we’ll head for the Bahrain Fort and go deep into the heart of the desert. With an adrenaline kick to set us in motion at the Bahrain International Circuit, we’ll then set to see the Camel Farm and discover recent history at the 1st Oil Well. You’ll have a chance to take in all the wonders you saw and recollect at the Tree of life. Our tour will end with a stop at the A’Ali Burial Mounds and a well-deserved glimpse at traditional pottery crafts at A’Ali Pottery.

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Al-Fateh Mosque (photo stop on Fridays)


Bahrain National Museum


Muharraq Souq (photo stop on Fridays)


Old Houses Of Muharraq


Bahrain Fort


Bab Al Bahrain (photo stop daily | full walk on Fridays)


Traditional Lunch


Formula 1 Track (behind the scenes VIP all access)


Camel Farm


1st Oil Well


Tree of Life


Riffa Fort


A’Ali Burial Mounds


A’Ali Pottery

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SHOPPING TOURS Discover the hidden gems of Bahrain with traditional items and luxurious collections from world renown contemporary designers.

Shopping in Bahrain is more than a way of making a nice addition to your wardrobe and house collections. It’s a captivating manner of stepping deeply into a rich culture and getting to intimately discover its meanings. Whether you want to wander around the old souqs or get a better look at the modern trends on display in one of the many luxurious shopping centers, the Kingdom awaits with its gates open. Visit Bahrain will take you on a private tour compressing of all the old and new trends that can inspire your inner shopping aficionado and awaken a sense of wonder.


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Choose a tailor-made experience and discover your Bahrain by selecting any of its top sites. We’ll make it happen in style!

PRIVATE VIP TOURS Let us show how special Bahrain can make you feel with our Private VIP Tours. Indulge yourself in a pampering and opulent experience, that will reveal the secrets of Bahrain from a unique persepective. You’ll win the the most precious gift of all: Long-lasting memories and thrilling sensations. 83



EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND COUNTRY ON WHEELS! What better way to learn about and understand a culture than to literally become part of its bustling scenery? The Manama Tours offer tourists and residents alike the chance to explore the authentic Bahrain and admire its cosmopolitan progress in an exciting and energetic manner! Starting from Bab Al Bahrain and cycling through all the important landmarks and well-known traditional eateries, the Manama Tours are a great way to familiarize with the country. Customers have the option to take the guided or unguided tour which allows to explore the nooks and crannies of Bahrain for themselves and discovering.

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More info Timings: Every Saturday at your leisure | 9.30am if min 6 booking Price: 10bd 3 hours bike rental (unguided tour) | 20bd/ person (guided tour, refreshments included) | 30bd/couple | 50bd/ family of 4 (children above 15 years of age) Location: Manama Tours Shop, Bab Al Bahrain Souq Phone: 17540990 Website: Instagram: @manamatours


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WWW.VISITBAHRAIN.BH/ACTIVITIES Elegant. Majestic. Distinctive. Risen from the heart of the desert, the pure blood Arabian horse is a breed like no other. Brace yourself for an age old recreational activity that will leave you amazed at the beauty of the desert’s survivor as you ride across the stunning skyline of the dipping sun by the Karbabad beach and Bahrain Fort! Begin your unforgettable ride at the Equestrian Centre, pass by some quaint villages and ride towards the Bahrain Fort for a picturesque view of the sunset. Continue your journey towards the Karbabad beach for a breezy ride and return to the Equestrian Centre.

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For more than 2000 years, Bahrain’s pearls have been prized as some of the best natural pearls in the world. In the past, pearl divers spent months away from home at sea. They were lowered on weighted ropes and remained underwater for over a minute with nothing but a nose peg to control their breathing. Now, we offer you the opportunity to hunt for pearls right here in the seawaters of the Gulf.

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Additional Information Departure times subject to change; availability of the trip will also depend on the weather and sea conditions. Departure point is Reef Island. Refreshments will be included as part of the trip. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pickup and drop off will be at additional cost. All bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.





ROYAL GOLF CLUB Designed by the hands of world renowned golfing legend, Colin Montgomerie, the Royal Golf Club is an avid golfer’s dream come true. The 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course is designed specifically keeping in mind those who truly understand and enjoy the sport. The Wee Monty course is also designed for the beginners who want to try their hand at the luxury sport, and maybe even inspire them to becoming world class golfers. Night Golf tee-times are also available, completely changing the timbre of the game, and makes for a cool and relaxing evening on the course after a long day of activities.

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For more info: Tel: +973 17750777 Web: Location: Royal Golf Club, Riffa 91

Activities GOLF SERVICES 18 Hole Championship Golf Course 9 Hole Wee Monty course Night Golf Driving range Golf Academy with three PGA teaching professionals Putting and Chipping practice green Golf Retail Shop

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MJ’S BOWLING LOUNGE More than just a place where you can take a break and test your bowling skills, MJs bowling lounge brings to Bahrain an exciting array of entertainment with an in-house DJ, Karaoke rooms, recording studio, and even a thrilling Ferrari approved F1 simulator. To top it off, the gourmet dining experience created by using only the freshest of ingredients and a seasonal changing menu, is a culinary delight with every bite. Be sure to book a session and get yourself in the lanes!

MJ’S BOWLING LOUNGE More than just a place where you can take a break and test your bowling skills, MJs bowling lounge brings to Bahrain an exciting array of entertainment with an in-house DJ, Karaoke rooms, recording studio, and even a thrilling Ferrari approved F1 simulator. To top it off, the gourmet dining experience created by using only the freshest of ingredients and

a seasonal changing menu, is a culinary delight with every bite. Be sure to book a session and get yourself in the lanes!

For more info: Tel: +973 77557777 Location: MJs Bowling Lounge, Garden Plaza, Budaiya Kingdom of Bahrain Web: 93



Home of tennis in the Kingdom, the Bahrain Tennis Club is the perfect location for those who look forward to becoming the next Maria Sharapova or Rafael Nadal. From beginner’s courses, to expert level tennis activities, the club is an ideal setting for breaking a sweat and having fun at the same time. Providing more than just a location for sport, the club also places focus on teamwork, loyalty, and

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safety to ensure a well-rounded experience for the participants, at the hands of expert coaches. Sign up now and take a shot at the riveting world of tennis. For more info: Tel: +973-17729374 Website: Location: Bahrain Tennis Club,Building 1135, Road 4225, Block 342, Juffair, Manama




Reach for the sky and dive in the blue waters in an adrenalinefilled ride that will satisfy even the most experienced traveler. If you’re searching for an activity that will make your heart beat fast at 40ft up in the air on the fly board for 30 minutes trust us, 30 minutes on the fly board are more than enough. Hover over the sea and make a headlong dive into the water and venture into the vast blue sea.




Activities FISHING Hooks, Rods & Baits

Experience one of the most loved recreational activities by the locals and embark on a fully equipped fishing trip. The fishing trip will begin at the Reef Island where you will meet the Captain who will be your guide and instructor throughout the trip. Enjoy the calm waters and the cool breeze as the boat takes you to the populous fishing spots. The necessary bait and equipment will be provided on the trip which will make your adventure as seamless as it should be. Refreshments will be included as part of the fishing trip.

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GO KARTS Have fun at the wheel

Are you ready for an exhilarating experience on the Bahrain International Karting Circuit, Sakhir? With 5 configurations suitable for both kids and adults, the track is designed to uphold international standards and is the only venue in the world to host international events during the night thanks to its hightech floodlight system. For the adrenaline enthusiasts who want to delve into the world of motorsports and for those who want to experience the fast line just like the pros, the BIKC track is the perfect choice! The experts at the circuit will provide you with all the equipment and advice you need so you can hit the pedal to the metal safely!




Activities JET SKI 700CC RIDE THE WAVES Being the island’s favorite water sport and the most exciting way to tour the seas, Jet Skiing should definitely be checked off of your bucket list. If the rush of the chase is deeply embedded in your nature, this is the experience for you. Glide across the crystal clear waters of Bahrain in search of the perfect dose of adrenaline and the most awe-inspiring views. You can choose between a 700 CC Jet Ski or a more powerful 1100 CC one to give you even more boost. Whatever you decide, it will be nothing short of exciting!


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The perfect sport for water-lovers, the Jetovator is an innovative water based activity and a one-of-akind experience! Attain speeds at 25mph, cruise in comfort or learn to perform freestyle tricks, after an introductory training and then you are free to roam above the sea as you please.





Test your driving skills and bring out your inner rebel as you explore the desert terrains of Bahrain in the Land Rover. Your day begin at the lounge where you will be welcomed by the BIC’s friendly staff. After the registration formalities, you will be taken to your Land Rover where you will meet your highly qualified instructor. Before you get into the driver’s seat, the instructor will help you get to know the car from the inside and outside. As you begin your drive, you will be instructed each step of the way. During the experience, you will learn many new things, both about your driving skills and the capabilities of a Land Rover. You are then tasked to take on the course yourself, including each of the 32 obstacles but of course, with the instructor guiding you through. You will get a first-hand experience of the Land Rover challenge and enjoy a thrilling ride, the kind only available at Land Rover Experience Bahrain.

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Test your ability and agility in the waters with a water sport that’s both fun and challenging


ahrain rowing & canoeing centre is a home for amateur and professional athletes who want to learn, compete and contribute to a community. The centre runs various sporting programs that encourage active and healthy living in a safe and professional environment. BRC is located at Paddle, in the middle of Bahrain Bay promenade. The outlet is surrounded by first-class hospitality outlets and the country’s most iconic landmarks.

CORE ACTIVITIES Rowing Dragon Boat Canoeing RP3 Rowing

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Activities SCUBA DIVING Dive Into The Deep Blue



Take a plunge into the blue waters of the Bahrain sea and explore the breathtaking ecosystem that exists underwater. Depart from the Reef Island where you will meet your instructor who will assist you with the entire experience. As the Kingdom of Bahrain has a long maritime history, there are numerous diving spots which make for the best scuba diving excursions for the avid diver.

Diving Spots FIFI WRECK

Located to the Southeast of Bahrain, the Fifi Wreck is just about a 25KM journey east from Al Dar Island. This dive spot is home to surgeonfish, angelfish, stingrays, and sea snakes and is also frequented by sea turtles. In addition, it serves as a nursery for juvenile barracudas, and its corals and sponges are ideal hideaways for colorful shrimps, crabs, and other macro life. Depth Range: 6-8 meters.

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Located about 20 kilometers from Bahrain, the Caisson wreck is home to massive schools of fish including small reef species and larger pelagics including the occasional tuna or jack, it is covered in coral and sponges that make the perfect backdrop for underwater photographs. Depth Range:12 meters Includes Two Dives Diving Equipment Refreshments






X-JETPACK WINGS ON WATER The future is closer to us than ever before, especially with this water sport equipment. Something like straight out of an action movie, flying an x-jetpack is nothing like you experienced before, especially with the idyllic Bahrain’s sea. Enjoy for 30 minutes, in a world of action, as you soar above the blue water of the island. Get your water wings with this extraordinary water sport equipment for an unforgettable experience!




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Children’s Course Continuous Lifeline Course Ziplines Red Course with Ziplines Climbing Wall A pair of exciting Free Fall Jumps. The Continuous Lifeline Course features eight games. It is accessible to children aged six years old and above. The Red Course includes 22 games and two Ziplines. A full safety briefing is provided, including demonstrations and system trials.


TRACK TOP ADVENTURE Located at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir, the allnew Track Top Adventure is a unique facility that offers both adults and children a series of fun and engaging activities.

Oscillating Logs A Tibetan Bridge Danish Rings Jamaican Lianas a Maldvian Footbridge Rolling Trapese and a Ronald Ladder, to name a few.


When riding the Ziplines, customers are required to sit in a harness All participants must be equipped with gloves in order to have the chance of braking or simply to protect their hands The second of the Ziplines is equipped with an automatic braking system. The Fall Arrest Blocks are designed to secure users when progressing on a scale. The Climbing Wall includes two routes for climbing. The client is secured by a Trublue auto belay which, once the customer reaches the top of the wall, allows him to go down gently to the ground. Meanwhile, the Free Fall Jump feature two platforms that have been installed on the roof. There are two Quick Jump devices. The first one offers a free fall of 1.5 metres. The second device offers a 3.5m free fall. All these and much more make up the Track Top Adventure, which is now open to all at BIC.

For more info: Bahrain International Circuit Tel: +973 1745 0000 Email: Location: Gate 255,Gulf of Bahrain Avenue,Umm Jidar 1062, Sakhir

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Discover all the exotic winged-animals our island is home to

Victoria Crowned Pigeon The Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria) is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast, and red irises. It is part of a genus of three unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region.


l Azizia Birds Kingdom is the only public park of its kind in Bahrain specializing in endangered birds. The collection was started over 20 years ago by the late Mr Abdul Aziz Kanoo, who had a great passion for birds. In 2011 the decision to relocate the collection to Amwaj was made and the construction of Birds Kingdom began. Birds Kingdom opened its doors to the public in 2014 and occupies over 2500 square meters of land next to the sea in Amwaj. They house over 100 different varieties of birds, many of which are classified as endangered species. The park itself is situated in beautifully maintained gardens offering a relaxed and informative atmosphere for both the old and young, with a play area where the children have fun. Nest café offers fresh pastries, great coffee, ice cream and Juices as well as a gift shop from where you can purchase a souvenir. During the Breeding season, February to October, you can see newly hatched chicks being cared for through the viewing window. In the winter months they run various events to include market days, art exhibitions and toddler mornings. In addition, they can also offer the site for both private and catered for birthday parties.

Hyacinth macaw The largest parrot by length in the world, the hyacinth macaw is 100 cm (3.3 ft) long from the tip of its tail to the top of its head and weighs 1.2–1.7 kg, the neck feathers can sometimes be slightly grey.

Pesquet’s Parott The Pesquet’s parrot is a large parrot with a total length of approximately 46 cm (18 in) and a weight of 680–800 g (24–28 oz). For more info: Tel: +973 1603 0597 Email: Location: Amwaj 107














1st March 2018 to 10th March 2018 5:00 PM TO 11:00 PM Oasis Mall Riffa

The 13th Middle East Geosciences Confrence and Exhibition will have something for every interest in the future development of the Middle East’s hydrocarbon resources.


DATE: Monday, 12th March 2018 Monday, 19th March 2018 Monday, 16th April 2018 Monday, 30th April 2018 TIME: 5:00 PM TO 11:00 PM VENUE: Bahrain International Circuit Drivers take part in their own car or motorbike, which they can push to the limits! The drag racing takes place at BIC’s quartermile drag strip while drifters powerslide along a designated course along the BIC car park.

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Bconnected Events Management Company presents #WA7A, a series of Events starting from 1st March till 10th March which will serve as an awareness of local brands to different communities.

DATE: Tuesday, 6Th March 2018 - Thursday, 8Th March 2018 TIME: 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

DATE: Thursday, 15Th March 2018 Sunday, 18Th March 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM TO 08:00PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre ArtBAB, is Bahrain’s foremost contemporary art fair with the mission to attract leading international galleries to the Kingdom, so powering the expansion of the art market whilst facilitating the development of local Bahraini artists.





DATE: Thursday, 15Th March 2018 Saturday, 17Th March 2018 TIME: 10:00AM TO 9:00PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre


DATE: Tuesday, 20th March 2018 - Thursday, 22nd March 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM TO 08:00PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre EDUTEX - Education and Training Exhibition in Bahrain is an annual and strategically important event providing an indispensable platform, which will comprehensively showcase Higher Education, Digital Education, Vocational & Occupational Training and Human Resource Development courses





DATE: 27 MARCH, 2018 - 31 MARCH, 2018 TIME: 10:00AM TO 07:00PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre Mega Sale on Perfumes, Cosmetics, Handbags & Electronic Items



DATE: Tuesday, 27th March 2018 - Thursday, 29th March 2018 TIME: 10:00AM TO 07:00PM VENUE: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre



DATE: Wednesday, 28th March 2018 Saturday, 7th April 2018 VENUE: ARAD FORT The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities is seeking to organize the 18th Bahrain International Book Fair from 28 March 7 April 2018.


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• Duo Etnopolis • Warlukurlangu Artists • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • The Compass Will Always • Point to Palestine • Weaves From Ashes • Life Journey • al-Fann

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• Enchained Dyads • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • Life Journey • al-Fann April 29th


• Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Life Journey • al-Fann

• Hassan M. Yousef • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • al-Fann

April 30th

• Saad Jawad • Evening Conversation: • ‘The Magic of • Natural Pearls’ • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • al-Fann

• The Sound & Light Show • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • Life Journey • al-Fann

• Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • Life Journey • al-Fann

• Movie Night: • Toy Story (1995) • The Sound & Light Show • Mohammed Bin Faris • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Khalil Al Hashimi: Paradise Lost • Life Journey • al-Fann

• The Sound & Light Show • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Life Journey • al-Fann

• Dar Al Riffa Al-Oda • Music and Mirrors • Scenamadre • Warlukurlangu Artists • Life Journey • al-Fann 113

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AL-FANN Art From The Islamic Civilization From The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

SPOTLIGHT SERIES Nasser Al Yousif Date CURRENT - 01 MARCH TIME SATURDAY-THURSDAY: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 7 :00 PM VENUE MEMORY OF THE PLACE: BIN MATAR HOUSE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN The first large-scale retrospective of the works of one of the great pioneers of the modern art movement in Bahrain. The display of over 100 paintings, prints and drawings fully explores the outstanding artistic achievements of Nasser Al Yousif. Web: www.

THE 44TH BAHRAIN ANNUAL FINE ARTS EXHIBITION Date CURRENT - 07 MARCH TIME 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM VENUE ARAD FORT TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN In its 44th edition, the Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the artists in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Every year, the art community gathers to present their finest work, uninhibited by a subject or theme. The result is a colourful display of styles, techniques, through different mediums of expression. Under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the exhibition this year presents a collection of local and International artists residing in Bahrain. Web:

BETWEEN MUHARRAQ AND SEVILLE A Bolza-Bussad Dialogue Date CURRENT - 20 MARCH TIME 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM VENUE BAHRAIN NATIONAL MUSEUM TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN / SPAIN Exploring the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and the mystery of the Arabic language, the collaboration between Bahraini artist Ebrahim Bussad and Orientalist artist based in Spain Elisabeth Bolza creates an artistic dialogue that connects East and West through a series of collage works about the city of Muharraq. Web:


LIFE JOURNEY AN EXHIBITION BY FERESHTE SHISHINE Date CURRENT - 08 MAY TIME TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM VENUE LA FONTAINE CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY SWITZERLAND An accomplished artist, Fereshte Shishine paintings are easily recognized by her deep appreciation for color composition, sharp focus on light, and most importantly, her unique attention to particular details. A common characteristic of nearly all her paintings is the accidental presence of draperies and delicately knitted fabrics somewhere on the canvas. She enjoys the very detailed work of, the poetry and intricacy of Persian miniatures. Web: www.

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Date CURRENT - 30 JUNE TIME 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM VENUE BAHRAIN NATIONAL MUSEUM TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY KUWAIT The exhibition invites the public to explore the great and multifaceted nature of Islamic culture through the spectacular al-Sabah collection of Islamic Art. Broadly divided into two parts, the display illustrates a chronological progression broken into four stages (from the very beginning of the Islamic period up to and including the three great empires of the sixteenth century) and tackles themes that run transversely through Islamic art; mainly, calligraphy, geometric decoration, vegetal, figurative art and jewellery.



TYPE STREET THEATRE COUNTRY KUWAIT An over the top comedy in the style of a traditional silent movie. A man and a woman are suspended from springs, which are attached to a steel construction. Because of the springs, they are very limited in their freedom of movement. This results in a delayed, clumsy and caricature performance, from the first time they meet, till the inevitable “and they lived happily ever after”. A spectacular visual show in which the cliché’s build up to a tragicomic love story. Web: DATE


Thursday 15 February

5:00 Pm Nakheel Centre


Thursday 15 February

4:30 Pm Seef Mall (Seef 6:30 Pm District) 8:00 Pm

Saturday 17 February

4:00 Pm Amwaj Lagoon 7:00 Pm 8:00 Pm

8:00 Pm Adliya 338








AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE A writer and journalist from Egypt, Magdy Sabla currently serves as the Chairman of the Dar Al-Hilal Foundation, the oldest cultural press institution in Egypt and the wider Arab world, having been founded back in 1892. Mr. Sabla also serves as the Editorin-Chief of Al-Musawwar magazine, published by Dar AlHilal for the first time in 1924, and has a keen interest in heritage, as well as economic and social aspects that the Arab world and Egypt are currently experiencing.

22/02 TYPE STREET THEATRE COUNTRY BRAZIL The Artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga of VJ Suave designed these phenomenal audiovisual tricycles called “Suaveciclos” meaning smooth bicycles. They use the tricycles to project original animations on urban backdrops. Using the on-board computers, the artists manipulate the videos in real-time to play certain animations tailored to different environments, creating unpredictable moments between space, audience, and art. Join the smooth walking show and experience Bahrain with a new perspective.





Thursday 22 February

8:00 Pm Adliya 338

Friday 23 February

8:00 Pm Amwaj Lagoon

Saturday 24 February

7:00 Pm The Avenues 9:00 Pm Mall

a tragic death. It touches upon a great theme: the hubris of the hero who doesn’t know when to stop in his streak of victories and ends up offending the gods. Libretto & music by Abed Azrié. Conductor Alain Joutard. with NDU choir -Lebanon, L’ensemble à cordes de Paris, and Mohammed Bin Faris Band.

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Date SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY TIME 8:00 PM VENUE BAHRAIN NATIONAL THEATRE TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY BAHRAIN / LEBANON / FRANCE AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE Held in commemoration of Arab Tourism Day, a concert inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh will be held at the Bahrain National Theatre. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the most celebrated work from Ancient Mesopotamia that flourished for more than a millennium in Babylonia and Assyria and was transmitted throughout the Middle East. Written and composed by Abed Azrié, the show is a story of a friendship which, born out of rivalry, was forged through perils and exalts in common exploits then unravels painfully in


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Date WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY TIME 6:30 PM VENUE BAHRAIN NATIONAL MUSEUM LECTURE HALL TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY KUWAIT / ITALY AGE 18 YEARS & ABOVE Through the masterpieces of the exhibition Al-Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, Prof. Giovanni Curatola, guest curator at the DAI (Dar al-Atthar al-Islamiyya, Kuwait), will focus on some aspects of the development of Islamic art during the past centuries. Prof. Curatola is an internationally well known scholar who has curated several exhibitions on Islamic art and written extensively on several aspects of Islam. He holds the chair of “Archaeology and History of Islamic Art”, University of Udine, Italy. *Lecture will be conducted in English. Web:


THE SOUND & LIGHT SHOW Date 27 FEBRUARY (EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY) TIME 6:00 PM ENGLISH 7:00 PM ARABIC VENUE QAL’AT AL BAHRAIN TYPE PROJECTIONS COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 6 YEARS & ABOVE The story of Bahrain as told by its most renounced site: Qal’at al Bahrain. An interactive and moving audio visual experience which will take the audience in a guided journey from the present into the past, and back. Web:

MAGDY SABLA Dal Al-Hilal, The House Of Culture And Enlightenment… Witness To The Cultural Aspects Of EgyptianBahraini Relations Date MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY TIME 8:00 PM VENUE ABDULLAH AL-ZAYED FOR BAHRAINI PRESS HERITAGE TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY EGYPT


AL-FANN Art From The Islamic Civilization From The Al-Sabah Collection By Prof Giovanni Curatola

ARCHAEOLOGIES OF GREEN Date TO BE ANNOUNCED VENUE MUHARRAQ - SHEIKH ABDULLA AVE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN The pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Expo Milano 2015 has been dismantled and rebuilt in Muharraq to serve as a botanical garden. The pavilion is a poetic interpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of Bahrain, dating from the ancient civilisation of Dilmun. With ten distinctive fruit gardens, the pavilion also features archaeological artefacts that perpetuate the many myths of Bahrain as the location of the Garden of Eden. Web: 115

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Date THURSDAY 01 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE SONG (SUFI) COUNTRY MORROCO AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE The concert offers a soothing blend of classical tunes and modern infusions that highlight the exquisite melodies and unrivaled eloquence of the great Arab poets, coming together in a cultural and artistic declaration that affirms the collective love that bonds our souls. It also emphasizes the deep-rooted ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Bahrain, with culture playing the central role in forging new cultural horizons and beginnings. Web:

TYPE STREET THEATRE COUNTRY ARGENTINA Following the great success in 2017, Edgar Groll returns to Bahrain with more surprises. A wild circus show based on modern clown techniques. Join the dynamic duo and enjoy live music with instruments like the accordion and clarinet. Web:





Thursday 01 March

4:00 Pm

Nakheel Centre

4:00 Pm

The Avenues Mall

7:00 Pm

Riffa Palms Next To Riffa Views

4:00 Pm

Seef Mall (Muharraq)

7:00 Pm

Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park (Hidd)

Friday 02 March

Saturday 03 March

WEAVES FROM ASHES Faika Al Hasan Solo Exhibition


Date EVERY THURSDAY TIME 8:00 PM VENUE MOHAMMED BIN FARIS MUSIC HALL TYPE SONG COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE Every Thursday evening, we set sail with the musical sounds of Mohammed bin Faris Band in a lyrical voyage which regales audiences with tales of a pealing diver’s life fromfestive melodies to working songs and farewell ballads.

Date SATURDAY 03 & 17 MARCH 14 & 28 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE BUILDING 2608, ROAD 368, BLOCK 903 EAST RIFFA TYPE SONG COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 6 YEARS & ABOVE The Dar Al-Riffa Al-Oda will host a series of musical concerts that highlight the rich tapestry of Bahraini folk music. The newly inaugurated Dar Al-Riffa Al-Oda comprises of the conservation and rehabilitation of the existing original Dar in the old neighbourhood of East Riffa along with a contemporary extension that can accommodate larger performances and residency spaces, with the ultimate aim of enhancing Riffa’s intangible heritage and the folk singing specific to that area.





she formed – along with her female colleagues - the first female group called “The Syrian Oriental Women’s Takht”, but was forced to leave the group after graduation as she had to travel. She continued her musical career as a qanun soloist and recorded several works that combine Oriental and Western styles. She also co-wrote the soundtrack of many television dramas.



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MAYA YOUSSEF Syrian Dreams Date MONDAY 05 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE SH. EBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURE & RESEARCH TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY SYRIA AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE A Syrian qanun player and musician, Maya Youssef is the daughter of Syrian writer Hassan Sami Youssef. She began learning to play instruments at the age of ten, and joined the Higher Institute of Music after graduating from high school to focus solely on the qanun. During her studies,

Date TUESDAY - FRIDAY, 06 - 30 MARCH TIME OPENING 7:00 PM SATURDAY - THURSDAY: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM VENUE ALBAREH ART GALLERY TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN Faika Al Hasan’s new paintings remain thematically faithful, characteristic of her ongoing examination of the human condition. Drawing upon the nostalgia for the raw unbleached cotton used for the bedding of her childhood, she adopts fabric as a visual trope. In black and white, this exhibition is a meditation on the role that fabric plays in one’s life: as clothing offering modesty and protection, as a container holding one’s possessions as one flees hardship to make a new life elsewhere, where once unpacked, the fabrics come out to make a new home. Web:










THIS COMPASS WILL ALWAYS POINT TO PALESTINE Date WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY, 07 - 31 MARCH TIME OPENING 7:00 PM VENUE ART CENTRE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 8 YEARS & ABOVE The exhibition sheds light on Jerusalem - the permanent Capital of Islamic Culture and features works of iconic cartoonist Naji Al Ali. The works of the late Palestinian artist will be on display for the first time in Bahrain presenting topics of the occupation of Palestine and Jerusalem in a series of cartoons that Al Ali produced since his early career and until his assassination in 1987. Web:

TYPE STREET THEATRE COUNTRY BAHRAIN What happens when you put a BIG hungry creature with a tiny vulnerable one? The laws of nature dictate that the fittest will survive. Watch two scientists come head to head as they try to answer this scientific dilemma. The site of their experiment? The ruthless concrete jungle, New York, and at the heart of their experiment is a BIG cat and a small bird who are different and brave enough to challenge the laws of nature! The result? A whole lot of adventure and learning! Web:





Thursday 08 March

4:00 Pm

Nakheel Centre

4:00 Pm

Riffa Palms - Next To Riffa International School

7:00 Pm

Riffa Palms Next To Riffa Views

4:30 Pm 6:30 Pm

Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum

Friday 09 March

Saturday 10 March

Date SUNDAY - THURSDAY, 11 MARCH - 26 APRIL TIME OPENING 7:00 PM SATURDAY - THURSDAY: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 7 :00 PM VENUE MEMORY OF THE PLACE: BIN MATAR HOUSE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN In first solo exhibition since 2011, Khalil Al Hashimi explores the idea of a lost paradise through sculptures that address man’s relationship with the land and sea and the possibility for redemption. Web:


FRIDAY 09 MARCH/ TIME 8:30 PM VENUE BAHRAIN BAY SONG/ COUNTRY /KUWAIT SUITABLE FOR 8 YEARS & ABOVE Abdallah Al Rowaished and Nabil Shuail honor the audience with a repertoire from their past and latest albums.

S4K’S MACBETH Date THURSDAY - FRIDAY, 08 - 09 MARCH TIME 08 MARCH: 11:30 AM & 6:30 PM 09 MARCH: 6:30 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE MUSIC / THEATRE COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM AGE 8 YEARS & ABOVE William Shakespeare’s classic story of how a noble Scottish Warrior becomes king after hearing the prophecies of three witches – how he murders his way to the crown and fights to the death to try to keep it – become a music thriller that is guaranteed to keep audience on the edge of their seats. S4K Music Theatre’s Julian Chenery and Matt Gimblett’s cleverly crafted adaptations create Shakespeare that is genuinely for everyone, brilliantly blending the original text with lively modern dialogue and music. Web:

DAR AL MUHARRAQ Date SATURDAY 10 & 24 MARCH & 21 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE BUILDING 1068, ROAD 1617, BLOCK 216 MUHARRAQ TYPE SONG COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 6 YEARS & ABOVE Live performances highlighting the various styles of the uniquely Bahraini Fjiri tradition, a mystical genre that traces its roots back to the island’s glorious legacy of its world-famous pearling heritage. Web: 117

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RAWDA AL-HAJ Two niles from the ink of the poem Date MONDAY 12 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE HOUSE OF POETRY: EBRAHIM AL ARRAYED TYPE POETRY COUNTRY SUDAN AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Rawda El-Haj is a Sudanese poet currently working as a presenter on Sudanese radio and on the Sudanese satellite channel Ashorooq program where she hosts “Ambassadors of Meanings”, a program which promotes intellectual and cultural dialogue between the leading figures of thought, poetry and culture in Sudan and the rest of the Arab world. Rawda also participated in the first season of the the TV program “Prince of Poets” broadcast on Abu Dhabi TV and won the “Souk Okaz” prize for poetry in 2005. Web:





Date WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY KOREA AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE In collaboration with the Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra presents its wideranging repertoire of music played entirely on the gayageum, Korea’s iconic 12-stringed zither-like instrument, from traditional Korean music to hits by the Beatles, South American folk songs, and even a break-dance style rendition of Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’. Established in 1999, the orchestra has set a new benchmark in the local cultural scene and the brought the distinct sounds of Korean music to all corners of the globe. Web:


MOVIE NIGHT Sitt Al-Bayt (Lady Of The House - 1949) Date THURSDAY 15 MARCH TIME 7:00 PM VENUE QAL’AT AL BAHRAIN SITE MUSEUM TYPE FILM COUNTRY EGYPT AGE 18 YEARS & ABOVE Directed by Abo El Seoud El-Ebiary, the film stars Faten Hamama (in the role of Elham) and Emad Hamdy (Nabil). After getting married, Elham moves in to live with Nabil at his mother’s house. Problems arise between Elham and her mother-in-law who believes Elham is an intruder to her personal life because she has become the new “lady of the house”. Web:


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Date FRIDAY 16 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE LA FONTAINE CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART TYPE POETRY COUNTRY MUSIC AGE INTERNATIONAL Passion for music is the drive behind where saxophonist Franky Flowerz is today. At 7 years, at the local music institute in his home town Aalst in Belgium, he picked up the sax and has never put it down since. He is Joined by Ahmed Ayoob exhibiting the trance sounds and rhythms of this ancient instruments, the didgeridoo, djembe, and mouth harp. He has practiced the didgeridoo with Bunnar, a renowned aboriginal artist in the Queensland region. With Roland Shera on the keyboard and guitarist Jason, it’s a night not to be missed. The concert celebrates the opening of the month long Warlukurlangu Artists exhibition. Web:




‘The Magic Drink’ is a play inspired by the Italian theatrical form of Commedia Dell’Arte. Watch the traditional characters of Commedia tell a fast paced story about a Doctor who invents a Magic Drink. Everyone wants this magic drink beginning a series of comic conflicts that are resolved with a twist! This cast of 5 use masks and the body to tell an interesting original story directed and created by Yuliya Stelmashonok. Web:




Thursday 15 March

5:00 Pm


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Friday 16 March

4:00 PM


Saturday 17 March

4:30 Pm 6:00 Pm










for writing and performing songs from many different genres, including Classic Rock, Blues, Smooth Jazz, Reggae, Funk, and Latin. Likwid will feature other Bahraini artists who have made a name for themselves as their special guests, making “Likwid & Friends” a special evening not to be missed.. Web:

PARWEEN HABIB JASMINE NIGHT WARLUKURLANGU ARTISTS Date SATURDAY - WEDNESDAY, 17 MARCH - 16 MAY TIME TUESDAY- SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM VENUE LA FONTAINE CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY AUSTRALIA After a successful exhibition in 2009, La Fontaine, teams up once again with the Warlukurlangu Artist of Yuendumu showcasing its famous colorful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The non profit organization artist are known to produce gloriously colored artworks and have supported the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu since 1985. The artists are recognized as some of the founders of the Australian Aboriginal desert art movement, often called ‘dot painting’, and have been exhibited the world over. Web:

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE Date SATURDAY & TUESDAY, 17 & 20 MARCH TIME 17 MARCH: 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM 20 MARCH: 11:30 AM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE THEATRE COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM AGE 4 YEARS & ABOVE The most incredible things start to happen when a young boy named George invents a new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper! David Wood’s fabulous adaptation of one of Ronald Dahl’s best loved stories offers fizz-tickling fun and wizz-popping magic for the entire family. Web:

LIKWID & FRIENDS Date SATURDAY 17 MARCH TIME 8:30 PM VENUE BAHRAIN BAY TYPE SONG COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE SUITABLE FOR 8 YEARS & ABOVE After releasing their debut album in 2016, the unique Bahraini band, Likwid, have become well known



DATE MONDAY 19 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE SH. EBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURE AND RESEARCH TYPE POETRY / SONG COUNTRY BAHRAIN / SYRIA AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Journalist and poet Parween Habib is joined by Syrian artist Ronahi Mamo in a special evening commemorating the late great Arab poet Nizar Qabbani Jasmine Night. An evening of song commemorating the birth anniversary of the late Arab poet Nizar Qabbani. Qabbani is widely considered one of the leading figures of Arab poetry in the 20th century, with an exceptional legacy spanning more than 50 years of output that continues to captivate audience to this day. The special evening will include a selection of his most memorable works recited by poet Parween Habib and sung by Syrian singer Rohani Mamo. Web:



Date THURSDAY 22 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE SONG COUNTRY PALESTINE AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE The Jerusalem Arabic Music Ensemble presents a selection of patriotic and Arab songs, as well as sweet instrumentals that embody the beauty of Arab cultural heritage and allow the audience to take in its splendor. Consisting of teachers and students in the Oriental Music Department of the Institute, the ensemble was established by the National Institute of Music to mark the proclamation of Jerusalem as the 2009 Capital of Arab Culture. Web:

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TYPE STREET THEATRE COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self-exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions. Be part of the mayhem as our intrepid inventor risks nerve wracking failure to bring you one perfect chain reaction… with a little help from his little assistant. Web:




Thursday 22 March

4:30 Pm

Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park (Hidd)

8:00 Pm 5:00 Pm

Adliya 338 Saar Mall

7:30 Pm

Elmercado Mall (Janabiya)

5:00 Pm ٧7:30 Pm

Nakheel Centre

Friday 23 March Saturday 24 March

FADEL AL-SULTANI 50 Years Of British Poetry Schools And Their Influence On Arab Poetry


Date FRIDAY 23 MARCH TIME 8:30 PM VENUE BAHRAIN BAY TYPE SONG COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM AGE SUITABLE FOR 8 YEARS & ABOVE After winning X Factor 2012, singer/songwriter James Arthur went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated ‘Impossible’. Back in full force, his album released last year ‘Back From The Edge’ gave him a second no.1 single with ‘Say You Won’t Go’, making James the first ever X Factor act to have two singles selling over a million copies each in his homeland.

Date SUNDAY 25 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY ITALY AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE Duo Etnopolis features the internationally renowned Italian violin wizard Luca Ciarla and extraordinary accordion player Antonino De Luca in which the duo presents some of Ciarla’s most popular tunes which draw on the familiar sounds of the Italian and Mediterranean folk traditions. One of the world’s preeminent violinists, Ciarla has performed in famous concert halls and international festivals in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Date MONDAY 26 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE ABDULLAH AL-ZAYED FOR BAHRAINI PRESS HERITAGE TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY IRAQ AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE An Iraqi poet born in Babil (Babylon) in 1948, Fadel AlSultani holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Baghdad’s Faculty of Arts. AlSultani worked in several cultural magazines outside Iraq and currently serves as President of the Union of Iraqi Writers and Journalists in the United Kingdom where he currenlty resides, alongside his regular job as editor of the cultural page in the Londonbased Al-Sharaq Al-Awsat newspaper.







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Date TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 27 MARCH - 27 MAY TIME OPENING 7:00 PM DAILY 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM VENUE BAHRAIN NATIONAL THEATRE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY ITALY AGE 8 YEARS & ABOVE In celebration of World Theatre Day, the Bahrain National Theatre hosts SCENAMADRE, an exhibition curated by the Accademia Albertina Di Belle Arte in Torino, Italy. The display features a collection of models that illustrate the history of theatre set design and highlights the story of scenic architecture in the world of theatre, scenography and stage design.



CONSTRUCTION & ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAND OF MUHARRAQ Eng. Ahmed Abdulrahman AlJowder Date TUESDAY 27 MARCH TIME 7:00 PM VENUE QAL’AT AL BAHRAIN SITE MUSEUM TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 18 YEARS & ABOVE A lecture by Eng. Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Jowder focusing on the island of Muharraq and its development in terms of construction and architecture, as well as highlighting some of cultural publications that discussed these aspects throughout history. Al-Jowder earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia in 1976 and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA in 1981. *Lecture will be conducted in Arabic. Web:



booksellers in all subject areas under one roof. The book fair has built a sound reputation and has fostered the participation of Arab and foreign publishing houses. The event aims to encourage readers at all levels, interest and ages to experience the joy of reading. Web:

EUROPEAN CLASSICAL MUSIC Date WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY ITALY AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE Classical Italian and European chamber music masterpieces performed by the dynamic young Italian artists and fellow graduates of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Turin, mezzosoprano Laura Capretti and piano virtuoso Francesco Maccarrone. whose combined supreme talents present an exceptional show that will delight all lovers of classical music. Web:

THE 18TH BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR Date WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY, 28 MARCH - 7 APRIL TIME DAILY: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM FRIDAY: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PMM VENUE ARAD FORT TYPE EXHIBITION G.O.H KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA The 18th Bahrain International Book Fair is a biennial event that showcases publishers and



STATES OF AMERICA AGE 18 YEARS & ABOVE Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir has had an unusual journey with Islamic art, across time and place. She will speak about her various exhibition projects and the nature of sharing Islamic art in Western contexts. Dr. Al Khemir is a renowned expert in Islamic art, a novelist, and artist whose work is concerned with cultural bridging and spurring international dialogue. She is the Senior Advisor for Islamic Art at the Dallas Museum of Art and professor of Islamic art at the O’Donnell Institute, University of Texas. *Lecture will be conducted in English. Web:


TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE Powerhouse singer Mary McBride and her band, including John Kengla on guitar, Jon Spurney on guitar and piano, Wijnand Jansveld on bass, and Mark Stepro on drums, take audiences on a roller coaster ride with their fiery blend of country, gospel, blues and old school rock ‘n roll. McBride has released multiple widely acclaimed albums. The Mary McBride Band has performed thousands of live shows in more than 30 countries. Web:

RAGHEB ALAMA Date FRIDAY 30 MARCH TIME 8:00 PM VENUE BAHRAIN BAY TYPE SONG COUNTRY LEBANON AGE SUITABLE FOR 8 YEARS & ABOVE Superstar singer and composer Ragheb Alama rocks Bahrain Bay, performing a mix of songs from new and old albums. Appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador in West Asia, the icon’s success comes from his tasteful music and his drive in raising awareness and aid on humanitarian matters in the world Web:





HUBERT LANG Julius Euting (1839-1913) - A erman Traveler To Arabia Date MONDAY 2 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE SH. EBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURE AND RESEARCH TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY GERMANY AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Dr. Hubert Lang served as the ambassador of Germany in the Kingdom of Bahrain for four years. Prior to his last posting, Dr. Lang was Consul General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He served as Political Counselor at the German Embassy in Washington, where he was in charge of the Near and Middle East / North Africa-portfolios. Between 1973 and 1998 he has served subsequently in Algiers, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Paris, Rabat and Beirut. Web: 121

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Date WEDNESDAY 04 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE THEATRE COUNTRY PALESTINE AGE 15 YEARS & ABOVE This is a story of defiance and endurance in spite of the odds, of diaspora and the right to return. It follows two families whose saga began on May 15th, 1948, when Haifa fell to the Zionist occupying forces: The Rafi family, Palestinians who stayed in Palestine and became hostages to fate, becoming citizens of the Jewish state of Israel, and the Abu Ghaida family, Palestinians who were forced to leave and left to wander the globe in search of a country they could call their own. Both families, however, still consider 36 Abbas Street as their rightful home. Web:

MUSIC AND MIRRORS By Jamal Abdulrahim

04/04 Date WEDNESDAY - MONDAY, 4 - 30 APRIL TIME OPENING 7:00 PM DAILY: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM VENUE ART CENTRE TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY BAHRAIN AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Bahraini Artist, Jamal Abdulrahim, has been presenting abstract and experimental art throughout his 30 years of works. Such works were representations of his continuous studies and research of lines, colours and compositions. In this upcoming solo exhibition, Music and Mirrors, Jamal Abdulrahim revisits the Realism school of art and presents his newly developed approach to this classic school. Web:

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WHIRLING DERVISHES CEREMONY Galata Whirling Dervishes Mekder Sufi Ensemble Date FRIDAY 6 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE MUSIC / DANCE COUNTRY TURKEY AGE 10 YEARS & ABOVE One of the most important elements of the rich Turkishculture, the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is an 800-year old tradition known for its whirling dances and dervishes, complex musical repertoire, and rhythmic chants that represent the mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. Established in 1999, The Whirling Dervishes Mekder Sufi Ensemble carries on this heritage that is among the most enduring and exquisite ceremonies of spirituality in the world. Web:



4:00 PM – 8:00 PM VENUE ALBAREH ART GALLERY TYPE EXHIBITION COUNTRY LEBANON Two themes are central to the development of human civilizations. One is death, which gave rise to religion. The other is reproduction as an embodiment of life and continuity. This gave rise to eroticism. Through my art, I attempt to query life and death, in other words, religion and eroticism and reflect on their current state far removed from their early beginnings as central to humanity. Web:

RASHID ISSA Therapy Through Poetry Date MONDAY 09 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE HOUSE OF POETRY - EBRAHIM AL ARRAYED TYPE POETRY COUNTRY PALESTINE AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE A Palestinian poet born in Nablus in 1951, Rashid Issa graduated from the Department of Arabic Language at the University of Jordan in 1993 and went on to earn his Master’s and PhD from the same university in 1996 and 2003, respectively. He has greatly contributed greatly to the Arabic poetry landscape over his 30-year long career through numerous poetic and critical works. Web:

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served as a member of the Syrian Journalists Association Council since 1981. Among the many books he authored are Corporal Ghadhban, Miss Sobha, Knight of the Rainbow and The Cynic Falls Silent, as well as a number of theatrical plays including The Blue Dog and The Six Friends. Web:



Date THURSDAY - MONDAY, 2 - 16 APRIL TIME 12 APRIL: 4:30 PM 14 APRIL: 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM 15 - 16 APRIL: 10:30 AM & 4:00 PM VENUE CULTURAL HALL TYPE THEATRE COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM AGE 1 - 6 YEARS A great introduction to live theatre for the little ones through this wonderful and very colorful story which features 75 puppets, the show features four of Eric Carle’s most beloved books; The artist who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. career through numerous poetic and critical works. Web:

HUSSEIN SHOBOKSHI Date MONDAY 16 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE SH. EBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURE & RESEARCH TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY SAUDI ARABIA AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Hussein Shobokshi is a Saudi writer, businessman and economic analyst. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Shobokshi Development and Trading Company and serves as its CEO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Okaz Press and Publishing and Aseer Company for Trading, Tourism, Industrial, Agriculture, Real Estate and Contracting. Web:

HASSAN M. YOUSEF Readable Literature & Visual Literature From Paper To Screen (The End Of A Brave Man As An Example Date MONDAY 23 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE ABDULLAH AL-ZAYED FOR BAHRAINI PRESS HERITAGE TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY SYRIA AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE A Syrian writer and screenwriter, Hasan Youssef was born in the village of Daliya, Latakia in 1948. He started his career cultural journalism in the early 1970s and has served as a senior editor in the Damascus-based newspaper Tishreen since 1978. He also

SAAD JAWAD TRAVEL OF THE LUTE Date MONDAY 30 APRIL TIME 8:00 PM VENUE SH. EBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURE & RESEARCH TYPE MUSIC MOVIE NIGHT: TOY STORY COUNTRY IRAQ (1995) AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE Date THURSDAY 26 APRIL Iraqi oud player Saad Jawad was TIME 7:00 PM born in Iraq in 1973. He graduated VENUE QAL’AT AL BAHRAIN SITE from Baghdad’s Institute of Music MUSEUM Studies with distinction in 1997, in TYPE FILM which he taught oud while still in COUNTRY UNITED STATES OF his junior year. He then worked as AMERICA an oud teacher for several music AGE 3 YEARS & ABOVE ensembles and musical institutes, the most recent of which was the A famous animated film that Bahrain Music Institute, where revolves around the story of he trained the up-and-coming oud Woody and Buzz Lightyear who instrumentalists. He also founded compete for the affection of “Musicians Without Borders” in the their owner, a child named Kingdom of Bahrain, a band which Andy. From their initial jealousy performed many shows both and competitiveness, the pair becomes close friends as they go locally and abroad. on a wild adventure to get back to Web: Andy before he moves away with his family to their new home. Web:

EVENING CONVERSATION: ‘THE MAGIC OF NATURAL PEARLS’ DATE MONDAY 30 APRIL TIME 7:00 PM VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED TYPE LECTURE COUNTRY BAHRAIN / FRANCE AGE 16 YEARS & ABOVE In collaboration with the Pearling Path, the Parisianbased L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels brings together two pearl experts: Talal Mattar, a 6th generation pearl merchant from one of the oldest pearl merchant families in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Olivier Segura, Director of the French Gemological Laboratory (LFG) and natural pearl expert, for an insightful discussion about this gem that has fascinated civilizations since ancient times. 123


RITA ORA DATE THURSDAY, 8TH MARCH TIME 8:30PM VENUE BAHRAIN BAY TYPE MUSIC COUNTRY LONDON, ENGLAND British actress and singer, Rito Ora, electrifies Bahrain Bay on her first visit to the Kingdom. Rita gained recognition in 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh’s single ‘Hot Right Now’ which was a UK no.1. That same year, she released her debut album Orawhich debuted at #1 in the UK. Two songs from the album made it to to the top of the UK single charts, R.I.P and How We Do. Web:

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Medical Tourism A JOURNEY TO NEW POSSIBILITIES IN IVF TREATMENTS As the world evolves, so do technologies. And our quest for new perspectives takes not only to discover new places and cultures, but also to unravel new possibilities for medical treatments. In Bahrain, IVF treatments have a long and successful history, providing thousands of families with the happiness of having children, even when the chances stood against them. Today we discuss what makes IVF treatments in Bahrain so successful with one of the most well-known specialists in the area, Doctor Salaam Jibrel. As a renowned IVF specialist in the region, according to your expert opinion, what are the critical factors that make a couple choose your fertility clinic?

First of all, our clinic is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Secondly, my 22 years of expertise as a specialist in IVF have taught me that the most important thing is the patient-doctor relationship. That’s why I personally interview all my patients and make sure we dedicate all the time needed to thoroughly understand each case. We offer our patients full disclosure on all matters and always provide them with a variety of alternate solutions. For us, it’s extremely important that our patients understand what they are going through, what treatment they are undergoing and what precautionary Dr. Salam Jibrel Head of OB/GYNE/IVF (Obstetrics & Gynecology Consultant)

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measures they need to take. And thanks to our many years of combined experience and our advanced laboratory services, we can prepare tailor-made treatments for our patients. Actually, during our 10 years of working together, we have seen a stable and steady improvement in results, allowing us to reach one of the highest pregnancy rates in the region. We always follow the best practices and have a head-on approach when it comes to challenges, pursuing success with all our passion. What are the IVF techniques you use in order to overcome the limitations imposed by age? Or is age still an unbreakable limitation?

We use a sequential protocol to improve the outcome of our IVF treated patients. As long as there is a production of oocytes, the chance of pregnancy is there. It is true that with age, the quality of eggs deteriorates, but even then chances are not lost, especially since we always individualize treatment for our cases. Some IVF Centers put an age-limit on their cases - between the age of 38 or 40 years and less - because the average statistics are skewed towards lower pregnancy chances and bigger abortion rates. However, with individual treatments, the statistics can be reversed. What are the measures taken at your clinic to ensure the success of an IVF procedure?

What everybody must understand is that each case of IVF has different causes and thus requires different treatments. There are definitely many factors that play into predicting whether or not an IVF

treatment will be successful. For us, in order to ensure our center is successful, we start out by correctly assessing each case and implementing the right measures and treatment plans. We abide by the highest standards, policies, and procedures, and make quality control our priority. Also, one of the most important steps is to have a thorough follow up on each case. We engage in various workshops, congresses, and conferences that allow us to interchange experiences, and stay up to date with the latest developments in our field. Medical Tourism is becoming a thriving business. What makes Bahrain such a sought-after destination when it comes to IVFtreatments?

IVF treatments in Bahrain have a long history. The treatments were first made available in the early nineties and these catered to Bahrain, as well as neighboring GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia and its Eastern Province. Over the years, infertility treatments have dramatically improved, and Bahrain has seen the opening of more IVF centers within the last 20 years, with up to 5 centers in the country. Our center hosts the most up-to-date, state of art equipment for the clinical as well as the IVF laboratory. Our goal is to keep improving results for patients in Bahrain and other GCC countries. INFO

Tubli, Rd No 7307, Block 711, Building 55, Manama Tel: +973 17255095


Traveling has a transforming power. It can change perspectives, build character, inspire new ideas and even alter one’s appearance. Because traveling exposes us not only to novel ways of thinking but also to exceptional services, techniques and specialists we might not find in our home cities. And healthcare tourism is becoming more and more sought-after. The Ceram Dental Specialist Center (CDSC) in Bahrain is a premier healthcare facility with state-of-theart equipment and top dentists who leverage their worldwide expertise to provide stellar services and irreproachable care. The clinic adheres to the highest quality standards and aims to offer a complete list of dental services, from orthodontics to cosmetic procedures, surgery interventions, and an impressive list of tech-advanced treatments. Conveniently located in the heart of Bahrain, the clinic invites locals and tourists alike to discover yet another great things about the Kingdom: its exceptional dental services. Whether you want to whiten your teeth and maintain a natural look or you need an aesthetic crown or have an implant or a bone augmentation done or undergo a complicated laser treatment or surgical procedure, you’ll feel safe in the hands of the specialists at Ceram. A visit here is well worth it, even if it means traveling thousands and thousands of miles.

DR. AHMED YOUSRI BDs, Msc of Oral & Dental Surgery Oral Surgeon & Implantologist Medical Director Skeletal Annalistic

The clinic’s staff comprises of 25 versed specialists, all highly trained in their fields of expertise. And since dental technologies are constantly advancing, CDSC’s dentists are encouraged to follow a continuous education and intensively participate in organized trainings, seminars, and international workshops. What’s more, Ceram also conducts specialized training clinical sessions accredited by the highest institutions in the domain. Once more we can state that Bahrain can truly put a smile on your face. And rightfully so. Not only through its history and culture, but also through the specialists who are writing the future in health care techniques, technologies, and care. So, if you’re looking for excellent services and advanced treatments, your next trip might hold all the answers.

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TRAVELING KEEPS YOU YOUNG Do you travel for pleasure, business or beauty? Well, you should consider traveling for all these reasons and more. Keeping a full travel journal can maintain your mind fresh and your skin young…if you follow an itinerary that takes you to the best specialists in aesthetic procedures. Luckily, Bahrain has a bit of everything in store for you. Because, in addition to the Tree of Life, it also has a “fountain” of youth thanks to the Symmetria beauty clinic. With more than 15 years of expertise in the fields of health and beauty, Symmetria offers exceptional surgery and aesthetic procedures alongside top-tier services. Their mantra says it all: “Minimum Intervention, Maximum Effect”. Thus, if you want to return from your visit to Bahrain rejuvenated, in addition to considering a relaxing stay on its pristine beaches, you can also opt for an exclusive and advanced minimal intervention procedure at Symmetria. From lifting to injectables and novel

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treatments, Symmetria greets you with a variety of minimally invasive solutions to help restore your natural beauty. What’s more, it also proposes a revolutionary XERO Lipo method and painless treatments that remove fat and cellulite while lifting and tightening the skin. And because all beauty comes from within, it supports change through effective diet plans. All supported by some of the best specialists in the healthcare industry and some of the most advanced pieces of equipment available. Treat your body to an unsurpassed experience by taking it on a journey of transformation. Literally. Let Bahrain refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body. Because the gems you can discover in the Kingdom are both treasures of the past and achievements of modern endeavors. And medicine is simply blooming in Bahrain. For more info : +973 1783 0730 Location : Tubli

Dr Nikolaos Metaxotos, MD, PhD Founder of Symmetria, President of the Non-Profit Organisation I LIVE FOR ME, Publishing Consultant of WOW NOW Magazine

I seek to pass on my philosophy of ‘minimal intervention for maximum effects’, as an efficient operating model for all the medical, businesses and projects I involve myself in. It’s the small things that make all the difference. Little changes and small efforts can go a long way for a greater cause





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Restaurants AMERICAN AL SAFIR Their exciting and diverse menu offers a full line of entrees, starters, seafood, beef and chicken dishes, and mouth-watering desserts, not to mention enticing appetizers, soups, and salads.\ Avenue 22, Manama Telephone : +973 1781 3750

BLAZE BURGERS & MORE Taste the iconic American burger with 100% beef and your choice of toppings all wrapped up in a bun has always held a place in everyones hearts as the ultimate comfort food.\ Road No 3819, Adliya, Manama Telephone : 1774 4773

BURGER KING BK restaurants are known for serving highquality, great-tasting, and affordable food. BURGER KING® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world.\ Various Location 24/7 Telephone : +973 1774 4773

CHILLI’S Burgers. Ribs. Fajita: a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over a burger and a soda for people who craved connection with family and friends.\ Various Location Telephone : +973 1772 3918

DAIRY QUEEN Dairy Queen offers a wide range of ice cream, cake, desserts and beverages.\ Various Location Telephone : +973 1603 4504

DEAN & DELUCA Upmarket retailer carrying specialty foods, including prepared dishes, plus home & kitchen items.\ The Avenues Mall Telephone : +973 1711 0529

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Flavor and history combine at Hard Rock Cafe Bahrain to create an exhilarating dining experience in the heart of Manama. Drop by and toast the past, present, and future at the historic Hard Rock Cafe Bahrain, where history, people, and flavor meld.\ 142 Old Exhibition Road, Hoora, Manama 142 Telephone : +973 1729 1569

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JOHNNY ROCKETS Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today…and will be, for decades to come. Opening hours: 8am-1am daily.\ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1601 1199

RIC’S KOUNTRY KITCHEN In the heart of Juffair: this restaurant is known and proud of its home-style cooking. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Telephone : +973 1772 5550


Telephone : +973 1777 2826

TONY ROMA’S Tony Roma’s is a full service, casual dining family restaurant where you can find premier BBQ ribs and steaks in locations across the world.\ Zayed Town, Unit 5, Manama Telephone : +973 1787 0070

BIG TEXAS BARBEQUE & WAFFLE HOUSE Big Texas Barbecue And Waffle House serves a great variety of American,Sandwiches.\ Best Western Olive Hotel, Manama Telephone : +973 1736 0063

Created in May 2008, Sage & Sirloin offer high quality food products in a pleasant and friendly environment while demonstrating exemplary hygiene standards.\ Road 90 Block 1014 Hamala Shop 2237A Telephone : +973 17 611949




TGI Friday’s is an international casual dining restaurant known for its great menu, joyful waiters and the signature interior which make dining a truly enjoyable and fun experience. \ Level 2, City Centre Telephone : +973 1717 9041

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY American chain restaurant offering sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake.\ The Avenues Bahrain

Route 66 Restaurant serves delicious burgers and Cheesesteaks, Cold Subs (Delis), Salads, Spuds, Fries, and Shakes.\ Best Western Olive Hotel, Manama Telephone : +973 1700 4566

For 58 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served the world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages — offering an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. \ City Centre Telephone : +973 1700 4566

SANDWICH GUYS Sandwich Guys serves hot, grilled sandwiches, comfort food and freshly baked desserts. Various locations: Juffair or Busaiteen or simply order for delivery! \ Juffair, Busaiten or Food Truck depending Telephone : +973 1700 1518

PASSION RESTAURANT AND CAFÉ Everything stems from their passion for real, divine taste & their travels around the world in order to find them. They have a passion for quality ingredients, and creating a convivial and approachable haven for people who quite simply, love food.\ Building 571, road 3819, block 338 Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +973 136 321 03

BAHRAIN BASTA 23 Basta restaurant aims to restore traditional middle eastern cuisine and become an internationally recognized concept . The reputation for the highest quality at an affordable price and a décor style that is unmatched outside the finest five star operations in the middle east .\ Riffa views/ a’ali”/durrat Al barain Telephone : +973 77666999

LUMEE STREET CAFÉ 7 days a week, 8:30AM- 11:30PM Lumee is devoted to capture the essence of Middle Eastern street food in a café\deli contemporary setting with exciting flavours from Bahrain and the Gulf. \ Al A’Ali Mall, Seef, The Avenues Mall Telephone : +973 17333747

NASEEF CAFÉ Selection of a great variety of traditional food: delicious and authentic. Good place to enjoy with friends & families for breakfast,lunch or dinner.\ Seef and Manama Telephone : +973 1722 3333



GLB’s ultimate goal is to serve premium quality products at the most reasonable prices possible. GLB’s serves burgers, pizza, french fries and a few others\ Road No 1205، Building 227, Shop 227a, Block 912 Riffa Al Gharbi, Bahrain West Riffa Telephone : +973 1779 9994

Resplendent in majestic shades of gold and maroon, with a beautiful high ceiling, traditional Middle Eastern accents and a spectacular view of Al Areen’s grand outdoor pool. New menu inspired by modern Khaleeji and Indian dishes. Sumptuous palate feast to remember.\ Al Areen Palace Telephone : +973 17845000 /

EXPLOSION BURGER Explosion Burger is an American concept fast casual restaurant with amazing ambience, taking you back to the 1950s. Their big range of burgers are made with 100% fresh halal meat.\ Seef Mall Muharraq Telephone : +973 17002717

SHAKE SHACK The first-ever Bahrain Shack is servin’ up hand-spun shakes on the 2nd floor of City Centre Bahrain. They’ve got all of the Shack classics for shoppers looking to pair good shopping with good taste.\ “City Centre Bahrain 2nd Floor Manama, Bahrain” Telephone : +973 1711 0389

BAR FOOD Lumee Street Café

CHAI CAFÉ Chai Cafe is a modern take on the traditional tea concept, specialising in traditional Bahraini tea, along with various blends of coffee served in glass cups or hand-painted ceramic cups, homemade sandwiches, pastries and authentic Bahraini breakfasts. \ Shop 257 Road 16 Block 412, Manama, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1700 1727


Chicken wings\ 756 Road No 2319، Riffa Telephone : +973 1749 4940

Varieties of traditional food using their mothers experience and learning the secrets of the recpies.\ Budaya and Hamala Telephone : +973 17 309 030 / +973 17 390 031



Tony Luke’s is a sandwich shop that specializes in Philadelphia favorites including cheesesteaks and chicken cutlets.\ Juffair Telephone : +973 1749 4941

Traditional Bahraini breakfasts (eggs with tomatoes, dahl, samboosas) + other treats like hamburgers made with local ingredients. Family spot in a clean and well-appointed restaurant.\ Budaiya Telephone : +973 1700 7100


CASA LOUNGE Shades of Oak and yellow surroundings, brightened with natural sunshine, Casa Lounge provides that chic and stylish setting with stylish décor and the comfiest furnishings all in a Moroccan style.\ Mercure Grand Seef Opening hours : 14:00 - 02:00, every day. Telephone : +973 17 58 44 00

CHAMPIONS SPORTS LOUNGE Chill-out with your friends in our Champions Sports Lounge!\ The K Hotel - Daily :- 11:00 – 02:00 hrs Telephone : +973 1736 0000

DOWNTOWN Unwind after a busy day over one drink or two, while treating yourself with homemadeTex Mex cuisine prepared by their talented Chefs. \ Intercontinental Regency 4pm to 2am Telephone : +973 1722 7777 hotels/gb/en/manama/bahha/ hoteldetail#eatanddrink 131

Restaurants FLAMINGO BAR & LOUNGE Flamingo bar lounge is your perfect mid-week destination, serving you an Asian inspired menu with touches of the local cuisine and international alike.\ Movenpick 143 Road 2403 224 Muharraq Town | Bahrain, Bahrain Telephone : +97317460017

POLO GASTROPUB English ambiance has resulted in several culinary accolades. Innovative twists on classic pub food that stress quality and freshness in every dish.\ The Palace Boutique Road 382, Block 338, Manama Telephone : +973 17725000

TXOKO Great cocktails and the glow of Manama at night with its ambient lights, lush interiors, delicious bar snacks and innovative cocktails. \ The Domain hotel Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705, Diplomatic Area, Manama, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1600 0000

BAR FOOD BLAZE BURGERS & MORE Blaze Burgers & More takes burger crafting seriously. They don’t take shortcuts, neither they play by the book. They do it right no matter what others do.\ Rd No 3819, Manama Telephone : +973 +973 1774 4773

ELEVATION BURGER Organic Grass Fed Beef Burgers. Fresh Cut Fries cooked in Healthy Olive Oil.\ Various Location Telephone : Seef:17587828 Riffa: 17256828 Wadi Al Sail: 17640031

Open daily 10am-9pm.\ Block 338 Telephone : +973 17717441

Building 1012, Road 2813 Telephone : +973 66310 000



AlBindaira combines authentic Arabic mezze, grills as well as regional and international dishes with an extensive variety of teas, coffee, fresh juices and sheesha.\ City Centre, Riffa, Adliya and A’Ali complex Telephone : AlA’ali Complex +(973) 17-587587 / Riffa +(973) 17-622355 / Adliya+(973) 17744066 / City Centre +(973) 17-178090

Yummy coffee for all coffee lovers, made fressh, as the beans are roasted on site.\ Al Markh, Saar Telephone : +973 1769 1124

AMBER A sublime place to enjoy a cocktail at sunset Inspired by the desert dunes, the Amber’s decor combines earthy reds and sumptuous gold tones.\ Sofitel Zallaq 105 Zallaq Highway,Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama 555 Telephone : +973 1763 6363

AROMA RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Shisha cafe featuring an irresistibly delicious menu, friendly service and a wide range of recreational amusements. Aroma Restaurant & Cafe is the perfect choice for casual “drop in” dining or special occasions.\ Seef Mall, Seef District Telephone : +973 17582711

CAFECCINO Serving a variety of salads, sandwiches, pastries, and hot and cold beverages in a casual ambience.\ Swiss Belhotel, Seef

CAFÉ 22 Futuristic-looking sarnie bar in the island’s first outdoor shopping complex.\ The Walk, Riffa Telephone : +97377 277 999

CAFÉ LILOU Reminiscent of a 19th century Parisian brasserie, Cafe Lilou is a gratifying experience for the bon vivant.Comprehensive menu and dauntless, offering constant twists and surprises. Homage to the days of Moulin Rouge and Bohemian flair in design, atmosphere and food.\ Adliya and Aali Mall Telephone : +973 1771 4440

CAFÉ MARISOL Facing the Arabian Sea, Café Marisol is the perfect place for a light get together whilst soaking up the surroundings. Open seven days a week from 7:00am until midnight, a la carte selections, and Friday Brunch. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.\ AL BANDER P.O.Box: 28567 RIFFA Telephone : +973 17 701 201

CAFE ALBAREH ART CAFÉ Albareh Art Gallery has played a leading role in establishing and consolidating fine art, across a variety of formats, throughout the Middle East and beyond.\ Area 336 PoBox 26282 | Adliya | Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +973 1771 7707

AL RIWAQ CAFÉ Casual café with light bites and great salads in one of Bahrain’s best art galleries. There are a couple of tables providing outdoor seating.

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CAFÉ T Tasty selection of burgers, salads, fresh and ready-made sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, fruit juices, milkshakes and frozen drinks, all ready within minutes. Outdoor terrace, Café T is the perfect place to meet up for a chat with friends.\ The Royal Gulf Club Telephone : +973 17750777

CARAMEL Fresh contemporary and consistently outstanding is Caramels trade mark.Serves fresh, healthy food with a varied menu that is simple yet creative with many interchangeable ingredients.\ Jannabiya and Durrat al Bahrain Telephone : +973 77770011



The Cine Café combines tradition, futurism, and most importantly professionalism, quality and safety.\ Manama / Riffa / City Centre / Adliya Telephone : +973 17600331 / +973 36000605 / +973 123456789

Good setting for those seeking a quiet evening out with family or friends. The reasonably priced menu houses a plethora of delectable starters, salads, pastas, sandwiches, grills and desserts.\ Bldg 54, Rd 351, Block 326 - Adliya, Telephone : +973 17 713 732



Quality of food, generous portions and well-balanced flavours. It has a certain rustic charm, from the wooden, natural interiors, to plate presentation and wholesome dishes, which include everything from fresh and tasty salads to hearty sandwiches and creative mains.\ Road No 3803 Adliya Telephone : +973 1771 6512

Unique cupcakes & cafe concept in Bahrain. It’s a trendy place where the customer can have their cupcakes and pastry fresh and can custom their own cake and cupcakes. \ Building 395, Road 2806, Block 428, Mazaya Tower, Seef Area Telephone : +973 17586363



Columbus Café offers a wide range of hot drinks, sandwiches, salads and desserts in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Columbus Café welcomes businesspeople, students, families and friends, all day long, for a pleasing and relaxing visit.\ City Centre Bahrain. Telephone : +973 3543 6893

Le Pain Quotidien is an ORGANIC rustic dining experience, known for its freshly prepared organic bread, bringing you the best each and every day.\ The Avenues Mall Telephone : +973 1711 0553

CREPE CAFÉ Cafés designed with your enjoyment at its center. The unique cooking process of the crêpe, made in front of the customers, can be enjoyed as an entertaining.\ CiBudaiya Telephone : +973 1768 9666

DÔME CAFÉ Cafe,Desserts,Breakfast.\ Shop 263, Road 2431, Block 324، Awal Ave، Juffair 324 Telephone : +973 1781 0180

LA BRASSERIE Enjoy a lavish buffet or á la carte menu at this 24 hour coffee shop which boasts a warm and friendly ambience and great service. La Brasserie also offers an excellent selection of beverages. Overlooking the Bahrain Bay, the serene view of the sea is breathtaking.\ Elite Resort & Spa Bldg 101, Area 322, Shk. Hamad Causeway Manama” Telephone : +973 17313333

LE CHOCOLAT Le Chocolat is an ideal place for comfort and relaxation. This French restaurant works

towards improving every aspect of its food selection, such as the variety of cakes and other gourmet food.\ Building 1023, Road 3621, Area 436, Seef District, P.O. Box 2415, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 973 “ Telephone : +973 1711 1144

MED CAFÉ Extensive menu of delicious snacks and beverages to delight everyone and has remained a success story since its establishment in 2004.\ Sanabis / Adliya / Budaiya Telephone : +973 17181718

NOOR LOUNGE Casual lobby lounge is the ideal venue for an informal business meeting or a relaxing break. Relax to the classic tunes of the pianist while sipping on an aromatic, energising cappuccino accompanied by one of their freshly baked pastries.\ Intercontinental Regency 505 King Faisal Highway, Manama 312 Telephone : +973 1722 7777

PATISSERIE VALERIE Wide range of breakfasts, salads and main courses, for both lunch and dinner times, as well as a great choice of homemade cakes, pastries and Italian gelato. Great selection of teas and coffees.\ Moda Mall Telephone : +973 17 510 182

SALAD BOUTIQUE Salad Boutique Bahrain is the Kingdom’s first ever restaurant specializing in serving salads ‘as a main course’, where food is prepared with passion and is served as a 133

Restaurants ‘piece of art’.\ Road 3826 | Block 338, Building 795, Manama, Bahrain Telephone : +973 17 510 182 www.

SENSES LOUNGE “Healthy and Light Snacks, High Tea, Coffee, Non-Alcoholic Cocktails and Mocktails, Cakes and Pastries. Khaleeji Fusion Cuisine. Indulge in delicious pastries, freshly baked cakes and quick coffee breaks or high class tea, a perfect place to relax & re-charge your Senses”.\ Al Areen Palace and Spa Telephone : +973 +973 17845000

SKYW@LK CAFÉ Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find this contemporary yet cozy café, on the ground floor. Enjoy international cuisine, and even keep connected with free Wireless Internet access available onsite.\ Mariott Executive Appartments Building 864, Road 2414, Block 324, Al Fateh, Manama 76151 Bahrain Telephone : +973 1736 3999

T-SPOON Chic café serving the finest selection of teas and coffees from around the world. For breakfast, lunch, dinner or a break at any time, T-Spoon is an ideal venue for anyone seeking a refreshing cup of coffee or a fresh juice. \ The Westin City Centre Telephone : +973 17 171 000

THE DELI Grab a quick bite from the Deli Shop, an ideal place a quick coffee or a cup of tea.\ Building 65, Road 4003, Block 340, Juffair P.O. Box 13220 Manama Telephone : +973 6631 6666 restaurant/deli/

THE GALLERY LOBBY LOUNE MOVENPICK Enjoy a beverage and a light meal, Continental breakfast, delicious meals and snacks. Experi-ence the grandeur of their spacious atrium lobby, magnificent views of the pool and thelagoon as well as the comfortable sofas and a delightful background music.\ Movenpick 24009, Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +973 17460000

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THE GALLERY LOBBY LOUNE - ART ROTANA Overlook-ing the dancing fountain, Gallery Lobby Lounge captures natural light elements and stands out for its stunning set-ting. The Gallery Lobby Lounge is centrally located in the hotel, making it the perfect place to socialize while listening to the soothing tunes of music. \ ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands Telephone : +973 16000111

AN NADA The cocktail lounge is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a drink in a warm, comfortable atmosphere with live entertainment, choicest beverages and friendly service. An Nada creates the right mood to connect and relax.Open: Daily, 1:00 pm - 1:00 am \ 6 Palace Avenue, P.O. Box 30, Manama, Telephone : +97317533533

THE RITZ GOURMET LOUNGE Spend an elegant time with friends and family around various coffee, home-made breads, croissants, richly decorated desserts, chocolates, ice cream and caviar or savor new items on the menu like Foie Gras Terrine, Organic Chicken with Espelette Chili, Pistachio and Spiced Pineapple Cake and Chocolate Mille Feuille.\ Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District Telephone : +973 1758 6499

TILLY’S Little café located in Barbar’s Jawad Dome, which boasts cosy indoor seating and a lovely outdoor area surrounded in greenery.\ The Jawad Dome, Barbar Barbar, Al Mintaqah Ash Shamaliyah Telephone : +973 1769 1358

VAVIN Multicultural cuisine. Experience the glamorous elegance of life. Indulge with Vavin. \ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1601 0110

VERANDA Veranda’s concept is ‘feel at home’ – enjoy good food and shisha, with screens broadcasting international sports, rooms to sit and read, and a patio for cooler months. \ Various Location Telephone : +973 17715868

ESPRESAMENTE From the perfect espresso in every conceivable form, to a complete selection of refreshing beverages, delicious snacks and desserts can be enjoyed at any time of the day at the Espressamente Illy Café. Open: Daily, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm \ 6 Palace Avenue, P.O. Box 30, Manama, Telephone : +973 1753 3533

CHINESE BEIJING CHINESE As a Fine-Dining Restaurant situated in heart of the restaurant Adliya, Beijing Chinese Restaurant, offer both Authentic Chinese and Modern Asian Cuisine to their guests.\ Villa 576, Road 3819, Block 338. Adliya Telephone : +973 1771 7969

CHINA GARDEN Designed in a modern oriental style, offers a varied selection of food influenced by distinct Chines regions including Chinese dim sum and Peking duck , are traditionally prepared by a team of renowned Chinese Chefs . China Garden is rumored to have been one of Micheal Jackson’s favourite restaurants when he lived in Bahrain.\ The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Telephone : +973 1771 3000

CHING Variety of Chinese,Seafood.\ Seef Mall Telephone : +973 17 564 424

CHIM LI Chinese restaurant in Adliya Manama.\ Road No 2719, Manama 1234 Telephone : +973 1771 7717

DAVID’S STIR FRY CRAZY Chinese restaurant in Adliya Manama \ Building 228 Road 3605 Block 336 Adliya Manama Telephone : +973 1754 0188

FIRST CHINESE Chinese restaurant in Adliya Manama.\ Adliya Telephone : +973 17 713 603

FOLI Umm Al Hassam, Manama 337 Telephone : +973 1772 2199



Chinese, Seafood, and Vegetarian delicacies. Dine in and home delivery to many areas in the Kingdom.\ Villa 61, Um al hassam Ave. Block 339، Manama Telephone : +973 1772 8700

Gold Ballotins, Signature Truffle Assortments, Biscuits, Coffee, Cocoa, Seasonal Novelty Chocolates, Gift Baskets, Wedding & Party Favors.\ City Centre / Seef Mall Telephone : City center: +973 17211005 Seef Mall: +973 17580699

KOWLOON Kowloon Chinese Restaurant prepared original Chinese food\ UM-Alhassam Manama, Telephone : +973 1330 7070

MAGIC WOK Skilled and innovative chefs in Magic Wok’s kitchens have revisited classic recipes, and created a menu full of freshness and flavour. \ Shabab Ave, Manama Telephone : +973 1750 6070


HOTEL CHOCOLAT City Centre \ +973 17 179 779

LE PAPILLON Chocolates & Sweet shops .\ P.O. Box 2214, Salmaniya Telephone : +973 17 255 542


Dining experience. Each dish on their menu is prepared using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.\ City Centre / The Avenues Telephone : +973 17110380 / +973 17110569

Ma-ya la Chocolaterie is a unique chocolate bar serving the best quality chocolate desserts, pastries, drinks along with a unique chocolate retail. \ Seef Mall - shop 1390 - Seef District 0428 Telephone : +973 17 583368



From the 50th floor of the Hotel, this exclusive destination dazzles with innovative Asian cuisine, elegant art deco-inspired design, and stunning views of the city skyline. The menu features Wolfgang’s signature, modern take on traditional Asian cuisine.\ The Four Seasons, Bahrain Bay Telephone : +973 1711 5046

Great variety of desserts that are perfect for every occasion.Over 34 Flavors of mini cheesecakes ranging from Fruits, Nuts, Chocolate and Traditional Flavors.\ Building 1496, Shop 11, Road 85, Block 502، Budaiya Highway، Budaiya Telephone : +973 1759 5254

SOIE Serving authentic Chinese cuisine. Walk through the dramatic entrance and elegant décor with an inviting atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner or a casual gettogether. Open daily except Saturday from 7.00pm to 11.30pm\ SHERATON BAHRAIN 6 Palace Avenue, P.O. Box 30, Manama, Telephone : +973 1753 3533

CHOCOLATIERS CREOLATE CHOCOLATIER Luxury chocolate boutique. Specialize in customizing chocolates from the manufacturing to the packaging process. \ Manama Telephone : +973 7777 7447

PATCHI Patchi chocolate, boxes and gift arrangements invite you to share sensational generosity while experiencing the irresistible, elegant and innovative. Patchi adds a touch of exclusivity to your seasonal and every day gifts and celebrations.\ Manama and Arad Telephone : +973 1725 0501

EAST ASIAN BAAN SAENG THAI Authentic Thai cuisine. Specializes seafood items thus catering to the palate of all seafood fanatics in Bahrain.\ Shaik Isa Avenue P.O. Box 26600 Adliya,” Telephone : City center: +973 17211005 Seef Mall: +973 17710467

\ Block 328 , Road 28 , Building 142 , Flat 52 P.O Box 1027 , Alsuqayah , Manama Telephone : +973 7730 0777

HASH HOUSE Fun in food while pulling from the experiences of farm fresh agriculture, live stock, and old recipes with a twist. \ Adliya Rd No 3819, Manama Telephone : +973 1771 5094

WOK STATION With a trendy, casual, street-style ambience, Wok Station uses high-quality, healthy, farm fresh ingredients to offer an internationally influenced menu inspired by cuisines from China, Japan, Korea, Burma and Thailand. \ Galleria Mall, Zinj Telephone : +973 7757 0570

HONEYS Thai food from extremely basic premises, and it should have you covered regardless of the hour. The tom yum soup is simply brilliant and there’s nothing on the menu that wouldn’t win plaudits down any Bangkok alley.\ MANAMA Telephone : +973 3923 8507

HOUSEBOAT Houseboat brings to the Kingdom the essence of Asia, taking diners on a gastronomic journey across India, China, Japan and Thailand. From traditional curries to tandooris, makis, sashimis, stir-fries and chow meins \ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 16010321

KEIZO Offering a selection of gastronomic delights, Keizo’s guests can choose from an extensive international a la carte menu. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal while they take in the resort’s idyllic charms.\ Building No.2048, Road No.6232, Block No.1062، Al Areen Palace & Spa، Sakhir 976 Telephone : +973 17845000 html

MEISEI Lunch, dinner or drinks: japanese cuisine for every occasion.\ Bldg 951, Rd 3830, Blk 338, Adliya, P.O. Box 684 Telephone : +973 17 007 770

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Restaurants MONSOON Tribute to the Palaces of Bali and Temples of The Orient. As a destination for authentic cuisine from the Far East, Monsoon serves Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese in a traditional Asian setting. Tatami room for large parties, sushi bar and outdoor Oriental veranda.\ Adliya Road No 3816, Manama Telephone : +973 1774 9222

NU ASIA Nu Asia authentically offers variety of food from India, China, Japan and Thailand. Enjoy tandoori delicacies, colourful stir-frys, exotic curries, fresh Sushi and much more. \ Isa Town / Juffair / Budaiya / Al Aali Telephone : +973 1787 0222

PAN ASIA Asian Fusion Restaurant in Umm Al-Hassam, \ Villa 323، Rd No 3709, Manama Telephone : +973 1772 1600

PONG’S Thai restaurant at Hoora Bahrain \ Rd No 1807, Manama Telephone : +973 1753 0800

RUKA Enjoy the contemporary décor, stunning city views from the 24th floor and the tempting menu of modern Japanese cuisine \ R24th floor, The Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef District Telephone : +973 1711 1999

THAI EXPRESS Thai Express is synonymous with delicious wholesome food, authentic flavours, crisp, garden fresh vegetables and fresh seafood that make your meal a delight every time! \ Shabab Ave, Manama Telephone : +973 17 506070

THAILAND Huge selection of Thai Food\ Road 3806, Block 338 | Adliya, Manama 55188, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1771 7040

THE CAVE Cuisine served with style in unique, comfortable surroundings. The CAVE menu has a dish for every appetite!\ The Lagoon

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Park Telephone : +973 1603 0202

THE NOODLE HOUSE Think the ultimate in Asian flavours and a whole lot of noodles. Simple menus. Delicious recipes from the best taste-hot-spots across Asia, delivered from their kitchen to your table or your door. \ Seef Mall Telephone : +973 17 666 353

WOK Vietnamese restaurant\ Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Telephone : +973 1763 6363

WU ASIAN RESTAURANT @ LOUNGE Feast your senses on a vibrant blend of cultures as WU takes you on a culinary journey through the Far East. The carefully selected dishes are served in portions perfect for sharing to ensure an exciting and evolving dining experience. \ ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands. Telephone : +973 16000111

EUROPEAN CAFÉ AMSTERDAM Café Amsterdam loves food; breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and the occasional snack in between. Homemade bread, scones, jams… \ Building 1191, Road 3931 , Block 339, Manama Telephone : +973 1700 7404

LA FONTAINE The fine-dining restaurant at La Fontaine centre of contemporary art. Instead of a simple activity, dining is treated as an art form, where every single detail is taken into consideration.\ 92 Hoora Avenue Manama 306 26243 Bahrain Telephone : +973 17 230 123

LA MED Extravagant buffets offer a blend of Arabic breakfast, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine, whilst the all day dining menu provides a great choice of small plates ‘tapas’ style and sandwiches, and the a la carte menu for dinner a culinary journey around the Mediterranean sea.\ Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef Distric Telephone : +97317580000 bahrain/dining/la-med

L’AVENUE Budget restaurant at The Avenue Saar L’Avenue\ Saar Telephone : +973 17 000 111

MASSO Supported by its own organic garden, the cuisine of Masso is rustic in its simplicity, genuine and inspired by local products and produce harvested daily. \ bld 212 - inside The Palace Boutique Hotel - road 3208 - blk 338, Manama Telephone : +973 17721061

ZOE Zoë brings the spirit of New York to the heart of Bahrain. With a contemporary menu, Zoë introduces creative culinary techniques with a lively atmosphere for our clientele.\ Bldg 100 Road 3803 Block 338, MANAMA/AL QUDAIBIYA Telephone : +973 1771 6400

FRENCH CAMELOT Petit chateau located in the heart of Adliya will transport you to a mood where time slows and dreams flow. Known for its quality dining, relaxed ambiance, adaptive environment and majestic interiors, Camelot offers international menu that well suits your dining interest and expectations.\ Adliya Telephone : +973 17 717 745

CHEZ ALAIN Chez Alain is a French upscale fine dining restaurant. Premium choices of imported meat, fish, shellfish are served.\ Reef Island,Bahrain Telephone : +973 17231945

LE DOMAIN Le Domain [34] is a Mediterranean themed restaurant, with its speciality being the finest fresh local and international fish.\ Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705, Diplomatic Area, Manama, Telephone : +973 1600 0000

PAUL A very successful international brand, part of France’s culinary and cultural heritage,

catering to the French way of life in its selection of bread, viennoiseries, pâtisseries, sandwiches, soups and salads.\ City Centre Telephone : +973 1717 2321

INDIAN AKBAR The exquisite Indian restaurant serves traditional Indian cuisine favorites. Choose from a wide selec-tion of Kebabs, Grilled dishes seafood as well as traditional curry dishes and specially mixed ‘Masala’ from the northern region of India.\ Building 242 road 333 block 321 gudaibiya avenue Telephone : +973 17296660 Wwww.swissinternationalhotels.comlpalaveManama

ASHA’S The world-renowned Asha Bhosle, the legendary Indian artiste, with her own unique and distinctive voice, has translated her second passion in life into the latest concept of cooking to hit the culinary scene.\ City Centre Telephone : +973 1717 9751

CLAY OVEN Authentic Indian dishes with lunch promotions and deals\ Adliyah, Manama Telephone : +973 1771 7008

COPPER CHIMNEY Copper Chimney takes you on a culinary journey of exploration and celebration of food, culture, and tradition.\ Building 797, Road 3919, Block 339, Area Umm Al Hassam, Manama 547 Telephone : +973 1772 8699

making it a mystically beautiful and interesting place to dine while reflecting the moods and colours of India.\ Adliya , Budaiya, Riffa, Juffair Telephone : Adliya: 17246777 | Budaiya: 17590591 Riffa: 77366333 | Juffair: 17666517 | Durrat: 77770004

MEWAR HAVELI Mewar Restaurant guarantees a variety of spices, herbs and ingredients that are infused into every single dish. Our robust offering that complements traditional masterpieces with modern touches will usher guests into a new and royal Indian cuisine experience.\ Galleria Mall, Zinj Telephone : +973 750 2000

NIRVANA Take a special journey to India, a magical land of spices. Dine like royalty at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Nirvana restaurant, featuring delectable Indian specialties, live music and vibrant décor. Serving: Lunch, Dinner \ Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District Telephone : +973 1758 0000 bahrain/dining


Shabab Ave. Juffair Telephone : +973 1782 5333

Rasoi by Vineet is a fine-dining restaurant in Bahrain. Offering a modern interpretation of traditional indian style, the décor uses vibrant colours, imaginative artworks and sparkling crystals to create a dramatic interior.\ The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa Telephone : +973 1771 3000



Spirit of Mumbai , taste of India\ Osama Bin Zaid Ave, Manama Telephone : +973 1721 1400

Sangeetha Vegetarian Delights is one of the best First Class Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in Bahrain.\ TNear Awal Cinema, Shaikh Isa Avenue, | Gudaibiya, Manama, Telephone : +973-17272768


NATTINPURAM Nattinpuram is a family restaurant that specializes in Kerala cuisine and adds a pretty good punch of Mughlaiand Chinese dishes as well. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.\ Road No 2004, Manama Telephone : +973 1729 0600

SARAVANAA BHAVAN Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic Spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. This is the unique LANTERNS RESTAURANT

CURRY TREE Currytree is a first class Indian cuisine restaurant.\ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1603 0661

ITS MIRCHI Proper Indian food in a proper Indian restaurant\ Ramee International Hotel Juffair Telephone : +97338 381 615

LANTERN LOUNGE RESTAURANT Lanterns is an exclusive high profile restaurant with its striking design of age-old traditional set-up and casual atmosphere 137

Restaurants formula, Saravana Bhavan, chain of Indian vegetarian restaurants follow, to build their businesses across the globe.\ Rd No 905, Manama Telephone : +973 1724 5577

SPICES INDIAN RESTAURANT The restaurant offers a fresh, contemporary Indian dining experience which highlights tastes from all over India. Sample several signature dishes which set’s the restaurant apart and discover the Spices experience. \ Crowne Plaza P.O.Box No. 5831 Diplomatic Area Manama Telephone : +973 17531122

INTERNATIONAL AL SAFIR All day dining restaurant serves multicuisine preparations in a relaxed ambience. Guest enjoy a sumptuous buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an option of a lavish a la carte menu. Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:30 am Lunch: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Dinner: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm \ 6 Palace Avenue, P.O. Box 30, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +97317533533

AL WAHA A popular dining spot within the Gulf Hotel where guests can enjoy dishes from all over the world. Diners are spoilt for choice with an extensive array of buffet fare featuring local and international dishes, as well as an impressive variety of Bahraini dishes. \ The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa Telephone : +973 1771 3000

AL WASMEYAH Al Wasmeyyah Restaurant features a splendid array of international dishes from its breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.\ Golden Tulip BUILDING 5 . ROAD N°339. BLOCK 317 DIPLOMATIC AREA 1299 Telephone : +973 1 7535000

CAFÉ SAYAH Fresh and funky, in its style, Café Sayah is open 24 hours. The in-house restaurant serves as a modern and lively Café where

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you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack of your choice- Arabic, continental, English or American.\ Hotel Delmon International, Manama, Telephone : +973 1722 4000

CHOICES Choices is an all day dining restaurant, featuring a wide variety of innovative culinary delights from around the world, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet style in addition to a delicious à la carte menu. \ ART Rotana Amwaj Island Telephone : +973 16000111 bahrain/manama/artrotana/dining

as birthdays, graduations and wedding anniversaries. All cakes can be arranged to have your personalized wording or photographs imbedded on the cake. \ Building 656, Road 1311, Block 913, Bukuwarah Building No. 338A, Road No. 3, Block - 803, Baghdad Avenue, Tubli. Telephone : +973 - 17491145 / +973 17 006 197

LE JARDIN Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, \ Building 88 Road 351 Block 326 Adliya Bani Otbah Ave, Manama, 5750 Telephone : +973 17 742 000



Come take the Journey where rustic delights from Tuscany combine with the rich food of the Maharajas of Lake City. A Confluence of Philosophies where Quality meets Excellence, where Aspiration leads to Attainment and where food is passionately Elevated to Art. \ Villa 1858 Road 3374 Saar Avenue Near Saar Cinema Telephone : +973 17 790 348

For a truly fun dining experience, you will want to take your family and friends to Lemon. Famous for its delicious signature dishes, friendly staff, extensive beverage list and shisha – keeps visitors entertained with TV screens featuring live sports tournaments, card and board games. \ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1603 0555



Figs and Olives is an all day Café, Boulangerie and Patisserie situated on the 16th floor. Here you will find a wonderful selection of ‘homemade’ bread, or be tempted by some mouthwatering cakes, gateaux or chocolates. You will also find a wide selection of speciality teas and coffees.\ Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705 | The Domain Bahrain, Manama 00000 Telephone : +973 1600 0222

Dynamic menu. Satiate your palate with their signature dishes, expansive breakfast, and daily themed culinary fare. Lemon Tree serves various Mediterranean, Indian, Arabic, and Asian cuisines.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Manama, Bahrain 1153 Telephone : +973 17 111 999


Fusions never stops creating the most imaginative dishes for you. Where east meets west.\ Gulf Hotel Bahrain Building 11، Road No 3801، Manama, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 17713000

Links is a large restaurant/lounge open to all visitors to the Royal Golf Club. Features include a cocktail bar, an outdoor terrace and floor to ceiling picture windows offering patrons spectacular views across the golf course. \ The Royal Golf Club Road 4325، Block 943، Building 01513، ALMAZROEIA، Riffa 123 Telephone : +973 17 750 777




Irish restaurant & Garden.\ 13 Osama Bin Zaid Avenue | Adliya, Manama 338, Telephone : +973 1771 0654

LE BATEAU Le Bateau is a well known name in Bahrain with a wide variety of Breads, Vienoisseries Savories, Cakes and Pastries. Le Bateau specializes in celebration cakes such

Enjoy great food, great wine, and a great atmosphere at Me & You Restaurant Lounge, the finest dining restaurant in Amwaj Lagoon. The atmosphere at Me & You is modern, trendy yet friendly. Customers also enjoy their comfortable outdoors seating area overlooking the beautiful waters of the lagoon. \ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 16010160

MONTE ROSA BAHRAIN International breakfast, lunch, cafe and dinner.\ building 865 road 3828 block 338 Manama Telephone : +973 77377779

NEYRAN “With the look of an idyllic bistro and its charming rustic décor that gives it an authentic Mediterranean feel, Neyran, the hotel’s signature restaurant, offers the creative harmony of its extravagant buffets that feature culinary treasures with international diversity. Opening hours : 06:30 23:00, every day“.\ Mercure Grand Hotel Seef | Road Number 2827, Al Seef District Telephone : +973 17 58 44 00

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SARAYA Enjoy international cuisine from Saraya. Find all day long generous buffets, chefs at work and refreshing atmosphere between sea, pool and fountains. The perfect setting for a relaxed family brunch. \ SOFITEL 105 Zallaq Highway | Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama, Telephone : +973 1763 6363

SAVEUR Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saveur specializes in “Claws” seafood nights every Wednesday where you can choose from a variety of local and international seafood and fish; and create your favourite dishes from the fresh buffet.\ WESTIN HOTEL Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway, Al Seef District, Manama Telephone : +97317171000


OLIVOS Olivos renowned international buffet offers a dining venue for every event and taste. \ Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa - Diplomatic Area Telephone : +973 17 531 666

O CLUB & FUSION RESTAURANT Elite Resort & Spa - Muharraq Telephone : +973 17 313 333


Multicultural food and a wide variety of drink, sweets, café, & more.\ Passion Restaurant: Building 571, Road 3819. Block 338. Adliya Telephone : +973 136 321 03

RIMAL Offering a selection of gastronomic delights, Rimal’s guests can choose from an extensive international a la carte menu. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal while you take in the resort’s idyllic charms.\ P.o. Box 75055 Manama, Kingdom Of Bahrain

This chic restaurant offers a wide range of delicious European, Asian and Middle Eastern dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you love freshly prepared food, ask our chef to prepare his daily specials.\ Intercontinental Regency Telephone : +973 1722 7777 manama/bahha/hoteldetail#eatanddrink

SILK’S RESTAURANT Silk’s Restaurant, as the name implies, is a fusion of noted specialties from East and West. Experience fine dining with a show kitchen and a spectacular view of the lagoon and relish the food fare at the various theme nights through the week.\ Mövenpick Hotel 24009, Muharraq Telephone : +973 17460000

SWISS CAFÉ An all day dining restaurant serving a delicious breakfast and International buffet in a captivating display alongside a wide range of salads and pastries. A tempting à la carte menu is also available.\ Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Building 1012, Road 2813, Block 0428, Al Seef Telephone : +973 6631 0041

THE K LOUNGE Sit back, unwind and relax at The K Lounge. Offering you the perfect mix of upscale ambience and comfort.\ P.O. Box 1412, Manama Telephone : +973 1736 0000

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS Upstairs Downstairs is popular for its gourmet dining experience, its brunches, and fantastic live music and entertainment on the weekends with frequent guest musicians from the UK, South Africa and around the world. Guaranteed enjoyment for you and your family every day of the week.\ Building 754, Road 3825,Adliya Block 338, Manama Telephone : +973 1771 3093

ZYTOUN Zytoun is Novotel’s main restaurant, it displays a feast of international and middle eastern treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte service is available 24h. Arabic Brunch every Friday and BBQ night every Thursday. \ “121 Sheikh Hamad Causeway PO box 11073 322 MANAMA” Telephone : +97 17 298 008

ITALIAN 400 GRADI 400 Gradi offers a wide variety of deliciously handcrafted Italian cuisine, using the finest Italian ingredients to give guests the most complete Neapolitan experience outside of Naples.\ The Avenues Mall Telephone : +973 1711 0618

AL FORNO AL FORNO’s menu combines traditional Italian cooking with a contemporary touch to appeal the food lovers.\ The Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1601 0528

BACI Comfortable surrounding with a Sea view state of the Art Interior design connecting to a Luxurious staircase that leads you to their elegant and cozy Lounge. Baci Italian cuisine offers numerous signature dishes with an expanded list of delicious plates.\ World Trade Center.P.O. Box 31020, Manama Telephone : +973 1753 3666 139

Restaurants CAFÉ ITALIA Café Italia is an ambiently-lit, chic restaurant, great for a romantic date with your spouse or a quiet dinner.\ Adliya Building 753 Road 3825 Block 338, Manama Telephone : +973 1774 4774

CASERECCIO Authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and served up in a homely atmosphere for you to create cherished memories, with family and friends.\ 5720 Road, Al Muharraq, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1600 1010 BACI

CUCINA ITALIANA Cucina Italiana takes great pride in delivering the highest quality dishes prepared with only the freshest and finest hand-picked ingredients, maintaining traditional Italian cooking techniques.\ Juffair Telephone : +973 17001317

FLAMMA Fresh ingredients, homemade pasta, appetizer buffet, light room or terrace with sea view: welcome to Fiamma, Italian restaurant in Bahrain. Let yourself be tempted by the tasty pizzas just out of the wood oven.\ SOFITEL 105 Zallaq Highway | Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama, Telephone : +973 1763 6363

FATTO Pizzeria & Trattoria revived in an old Italian flour factory through a story of love, food & the family table.\ Road 2827, Restaurant 2214, Al Seef 0428, Seef Telephone : +973 6677 8822

GUSTO Simple Italian restaurant that serves good food, casual place for family time.\ Palm Square on Budaiya Highway.، Rd No 455, Jannusan Telephone : +973 1769 5556

IL CAPO PIZZA New York pizza is baked in a real oven not an automatic conveyer. What they promise is pizza, the way it’s done for generations.\ Hidd Al-Hidd Avenue near to Al-Hidd Municipality Juffair Al-Shabab Avenue, Next to Starbucks. Telephone : +973 17 262 626

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IL GIARDINO Elegantly nestled in the gardens of the Oasis, IL Giardino offers a scrumptious selection of international dishes with spectacular views of the poolside, and verdant gardens.\ Building No 600 , Road No . 2808, Block 428. Al Seef District Telephone : +973 17360300

LA CUCINA Quiet and romantic atmosphere. Delicious meals.\ Adliya Telephone : +973 17 111 131

LA PERGOLA The new interior, features ideal Italian deco with a chic wine rack, showcasing authentic Italian winery.\ The Gulf Hotel Telephone : +973 1774 6419

LA TAVERNA You will be taken away by the exquisite and rich flavors of their carefully curated authentic dishes, that have been keeping loyal clients coming back for more. The restaurant also boasts an outdoor lounge where guests can dine while taking in the serene yet vibrant resort feels.\ Coral Bay Al Fateh Highway, Manama Telephone : +973 1731 2700

LUIGI’S At Luigi’s, they understand that it’s all about the flavour and sharing good food with friends. Most of the products are local. Whether you’re after a warm thin crust pizza baked in their special oven, handmade raviolis or a healthy and crunchy salad after school or work, you’ll savour every bite and

sip.\ Nakheel Centre Building 789, Road 1322, Magabah, Block 513 Kingdom of Bahrain” Telephone : +973 1769 3533

MEDZO Medzo is an urban and comfort dining Italian restaurant with a cheerful atmosphere, housed in a sleek dining room. It is ideal for entertaining.\ Intercontinental Regency Telephone : +973 1722 7777 manama/bahha/hoteldetail

MINO’S Italian restaurant in the heart of Adliya.\ Rd No 3816, Manama Telephone : +973 1774 4777

MEZZALUNA Designed and furnished with avant garde flair, Mezzaluna is a designer destination discretely hidden in a beautifully restored traditional Bahraini home.\ Adliya Telephone : +973 1774 2999

MONDO Italian fine dining meets contemporary chic in Mondo. The freshest daily ingredients and outstanding service ensures one of the finest Italian dining experiences in Bahrain.\ The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Telephone : +973 17 531666

NINO A fine dining Italian restaurant in Seef and Riffa, that builds on contemporary Italy fusing authentic specialties.\ Road No 2827, Seef Telephone : +973 1756 6555



With a passionate and simplified approach, the Oliveto experience enhances your five senses; taste the finest flavors, absorb the engaging scenes, hear the pleasurable sounds, inhale the delicate aromas and feel the perfect ambiance.\ Villa No. 1157, Road No. 3834, Block 338, Adliya, Telephone : + 973 177 16747

ROMA is noted for its atmosphere and outstanding Italian food, featuring variety of Antipasti, Marinated Hammour, Seafood Pasta & the mouth watering dessert.\ P O Box 26645, Manama Telephone : +973 17725885

PASQUALE Pasquale is an Italian upscale fine dining restaurant, focus on fresh homemade pastas and pizzas as well as a fish and meat selection prepared by their Italian chef.\ Reef Island Marina, Manama 21423, Telephone : +973 1332 0617

MR SLICE Hey Hey Pizza on the way, Slice it, Bite it anyway you like it is on the way and everybody is excited!\ The Juffair Grand Hotel | Near Grand Mosque Building 676 Road 4015, Telephone : +973 3235 2500

PREGO “On the menu are some delicious homemade pasta dishes, a range of fresh salads, fresh fruit mocktails and mouthwatering desserts such as profiteroles and classic tiramisu. Open to the public, Prego boasts bright contemporary décor and fabulous views across the pool and landscaped gardens of the Royal Country Club.\ Royal Golf Club PO Box 39117 Riffa” Telephone : +973 1775 0777


ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL The restaurant believes when it comes to customer’s experience at Macaroni Grill, the flavors and details make the meal. Their Italian roots are infused with inventive, modern flavors, showcased in a chef-driven, evolving menu.\ Juffair Shabab Ave Telephone : +973 1750 6070

JAPANESE BUSHIDO The grandeur of Bushido battles with your senses – a visual feast for your soul. The food and ambience fit like a glove. The main restaurant, located on the ground floor, offers the possibility to dine by the window with views of the lagoon, in front of the Samurai Wall. Bushido redefines fine dining.\ P.O.Box - 55577, Building Nr 52, Road 38, Block 428, Seef Area Telephone : +973 1758 3555


Ros-so restaurant takes great pride in the food prepared for guests, made with love and attention to detail visible in every dish. They’ll ensure that your palate will be wrapped with a loving embrace of perfection each time you visit their Italian restaurant. \ ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands Telephone : +973 16000111 bahrain/manama/artrotana/dining/

Imari is a cool, cosmopolitan Japanese restaurant, reminiscent of the fine bone china produced by the seaside town that is its namesake. Freshly crafted Robatayaki, Sushi, Sashimi are de rigueur and little plates of Izakaya (Japanese tapas) can be enjoyed in the lounge along with Japanese inspired cocktails, beers, Saké... All this and great sea and city views too.\ The Domain Hotel Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705, Diplomatic Area, Manama Telephone : +973 1600 0000



Round Table Pizza enjoyed a heritage of creating high quality, innovative pizzas for over 51 years. RTP has always stood for freshness, innovation and craveable flavors in everything they serve.\ Gardens Plaza, Manama, Telephone : +973 1616 1717

Hakisushi blazes with brilliant color from the beautifully presented menu to the Geisha motif adorned walls.\ Juffair Shabab Ave Telephone : +973 1772 5638


With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients throughout the menu, Primavera has unveiled a refreshing gastronomic line-up that includes staples such as home-made pasta as well as specialty dishes that spotlight an innovative fusion of Italian and local flavors.\ The Ritz Carlton Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District Manama, Bahrain” Telephone : +973 1758 6499 bahrain/dining/primavera




Authentic Italian restaurant; vibrant and trendy located in Ramee Grand Hotel and spa re-launched with a sophisticated Mediterranean menu.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Manama PO Box 11538, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 1711 1974

Italian restaurant in Juffair.\ Juffair Mall Telephone : +973 736 2299

Vapiano offers pasta, pizzas and other specialties in a modern cafeteria-style setting with a bar.\ City Centre Telephone : +973 1749 1391

VENICE Hookah lounge and restaurant located at Amwaj Islands.\ Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 7717 1303

WOOD PIZZA PASTA Hidd Telephone : +973 1746 3003

KEI Located in Golden Tulip Hotel ground floor, peaceful Zen-like surroundings. Restaurant features sushi bar, teppanyaki grill counter and a la carte dining. The menu offers timehonored favorites along with a variety of contemporary sushi and modern preparations. \ Golden Tulip Hotel Telephone : +973-17533450

KABUKI The extensive menu features all the classics – sushi, noodles, teppanyaki – and harder to find dishes, such as Japanese barbecue.\ Rd No 4015, Juffair, Manama Telephone : 1761 6191

KATSUYA A full-service, upscale casual restaurant, Katsuya boasts an extraordinary Japanese dining experience, distinguished by a team of 141

Restaurants highly creative chefs who pride themselves in delivering a unique experience each time. \ The Avenues Mall Telephone : 17110550 www.katsuyarestaurant/

KOJO Combination of authentic & contemporary Fusion Japanese Cuisine to cater all palates. They are dedicated to provide the freshest ingredients through sophisticated methods of cooking and presentation.\ Durrat Al Bahrain Zayed Town, Juffair Telephone : “Branch in Durrat Al Bahrain TEL : +973 77009997, Branch in Zayed Town TEL : +973 17449055, Branch in Juffair TEL : +973 77225225”

MAKI BAHRAIN Combining Japanese tradition with Mediterranean and global flavors and textures, Maki is a leader in contemporary Japanese cuisine with five award-winning restaurants already established internationally.\ Bahrain World Trade Center King Faisal Hwy, Manama Telephone : +973 1752 2733

MIRAI Meaning “future”, Mirai is a visual and culinary delight, evoking a truly modern Japanese experience. Superb raw and cooked ingredients set new standards of culinary excellence combined with sensory delights to make your dining experience one to remember.\ Road No 3803, No 1, Adliya, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1771 3113

RUKA Contemporary Japanese cuisine. With breathtaking views of Manama and the vast Arabic Gulf from the 24th floor, Ruka’s comprehensive menu offers fusion Japanese delicacies prepared with the highest quality ingredients. This restaurant combines entertainment with dining.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Manama PO Box 11538, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 1711 1974 ramee-grand-hotel-and-spa-manama/dine

SATO Peaceful Zen-like surroundings and exquisite features, including Teppanyaki rooms and a sushi bar with a smoking section.\ The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa Telephone : +973 17713 000 142 The Guide March | April | May 2018

SUMO SUSHI & BENTO Sumo Chefs serve up a wide variety to please any palate. From the popular bento boxes, noodle dishes and traditional sushi to the ever famous and custom created Sushi Sandwiches, Poke Bowl and Salmon Lovers Bento. Their sushi menu offers a wide range of healthy options and quality food at affordable prices.\ The Lagoon Park, Amwaj Unit 2634, Bldg 2648 Road 5720 Block 257 “ Telephone : +973 1 3355 051

LATIN AMERICAN-MED BRASA DE BRAZIL Brasa de Brazil’s authentic experience resonates as an exciting and pleasurable moment with anyone who has tried the concept since the first time. Natural tastes of Brazil are the essence of their unique culinary voyage. Your journey to Brazil’s most authentic flavors begins there.\ Seef Mall Telephone : +973 17 582 225

BRAZIL RODIZIO GRILL & LOUNGE Family friendly, great food and good ambience.\ Bldg 792, Road 3630, Block 336, Adliya 336 Manama Telephone : +973 3616 1650 MEDITERRANEAN

CELLAR 59 Cel-lar 59 represents a modern cave that winds through various private areas and boasts with an impres-sive beverage menu and delicious tapas options to soothe any palate. Sit back and relax as their live DJ sets the mood with great lounge music.\ ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands Telephone : +973 16000111 bahrain/manama/artrotana/dining

LA VINOTECA BARCELONA La Vinoteca Barcelona brings a unique culinary and oenological experience to the island. Simple philosophy; sharing a meal in the company of friends and family is one of the most nourishing forms of social interaction.\ Adliya Building 119, Road 3931, Block 338 Telephone : +973 1700 7808

TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT Surround-ed by turquoise water, Tapas Bar &

Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating on the panoramic terrace overlook-ing the Arabian Sea. It services a wide range of exciting tapas, and cocktails. Tapas bar offers a truly vibrant and lively atmosphere with live entertainment by the Cuban Band, Timeless. \ Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa . 105 Zallaq Highway, Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq Area Telephone : +973 17 63 63 63 MEXICAN

BURRITO LOCO Burrito Loco offers amazing Mexican grill including tacos, burritos, guacamole and so much more. They make everything fresh at their kitchen.\ Hamala and Juffair Shabab Ave Telephone : +973 1700 2947

CASA MEXICANA A truly one of a kind dining experience as you enjoy the rich flavours from the true native Mexican Chef from Acapulco, Mexico famous for their Ceviche, Enchiladas and Tamales. Not only do they serve great food, they also offer an extensive range of cocktails featuring flavoured margaritas in the heart of Adliya. \ Building 275, Road 3606, Block 336 Adliya Telephone : +973 1771 5521

MARGARITA MEXICANA Margarita Mexicana boasts uses only the finest ingredients directly from South America. What’s more, all dishes, including tortillas and their guacamole, are freshly prepared at guests’ tables to guarantee that the menu and fine dining experience are as authentic as possible.\ The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa Telephone : +973 17 713 000

SENOR PACO’S Señor Paco’s the contemporary and upmarket restaurant has been offering Mexican cuisine since 1988, the pioneer of Mexican food in Bahrain.\ Adliya Avenue Building No 99, Road No : 36 Telephone : +973 17 725873

MIDDLE EASTERN ABD EL WAHAB Based in the Bahrain World Trade Centre,

Abd El Wahab features one main dining area downstairs and a trendy bar and lounge area upstairs.\ Moda Mall Telephone : +973 1713 1111

AL ABRAAJ Quality experience since 1987, serves new lighter dishes. Delicious and fresh.\ Various Location Telephone : Adliya +973 17-714222

AL ARISHA Traditional Lebanese food cuisine.\ House 282, Block 339, Road 3906, Umm Al-Hassan Manama, Bahrain 921” Telephone : +973 1772 5414

AL FAYEZ Al Fayez is a Lebanese fine dining restaurant, with products delivered directly from Lebanon, their cuisine serves traditional Lebanese food with a cultural modernized twist.\ Reef Island Telephone : +973 1332 0612

AL MAWAL Al Mawal offers a variety of food with live entertainment.\ The Golden Tulip BUILDING 5 . ROAD N°339. BLOCK 317 DIPLOMATIC AREA 1299 MANAMA” Telephone : +973 1 7535000

AROMA EXPRESS Traditional arabic flavors.\ Shabab Avenue,Juffair, Bahrain Telephone : +973 1721 2126

AWTAR Awtar features live Arabic music and entertainment complemented with a rich selection of drinks and mouth-watering selection of food.\ The Elite Crystal Hotel, Building 1373, Road 2423, Area 324, Juffair Telephone : +973 17 360 360

BAHARAT Fuel your morning with Le Méridien’s Signature Breakfast. Featuring a selection of traditional café classics like smoked salmon on pumpernickel bread, to distinctive edibles that take their flavours from local cuisine, like date brioche and shakshouka.\ Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway Manama Telephone : +97317171000



Located in the popular Palm square on Budaiya road, BEYRoute is part restaurant, part delicatessen with a wall lined with authentic lebanese products imported directly from lebanese farms.\ Budaiya Road, Jannusan Telephone : +973 1728 0111

Lilac offers you delicious dishes of Moroccan, Italian, Tunisian, French and Oriental Cuisines. Cooking is an art, and they constantly strive for creativity. Their doors are always open and your satisfaction is their ultimate goal!…… Bon Appetit.\ The Lagoon Park Telephone : +973-39080808

DAR AL TAJINE Traditional Moroccan food.\ Phenicia Tower, Hoora Telephone : +973 17 311 167

FAKHRUDIN Lebanese, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialities.\ Building 143, Saar Avenue, Saar Telephone : +973 1769 5391

GOLESTAN IRANIAN RESTAURANT An authentic Iranian fine-dining restaurant offering mouth-watering and delicately flavored Iranian specialties and fresh ovenbaked breads. Golestan fuses contemporary with classic elements. Lunch: Mon - Sat, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm, Dinner: Mon - Sat, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm.\ 6 Palace Avenue, P.O. Box 30, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +973 17533533

KENZA Kenza Lounge located at 1st Floor of The K Hotel Juffair. Kenza offers you Live Entertainment & Multi cuisine. Kenza Lounge is all about Dine & Dance with Resident Band \ “1st floor of The K Hotel Juffair Manama 1412 “ Telephone : +973 33159437

KOSEBASI More than just a meal. It’s about an experience. Transport your taste buds hundreds of miles away to relish the familiar flavors and aromas of Istanbul, Bodrum and beyond.\ City Centre Telephone : +973 1717 2322

LEILA Authentic Lebanese Cuisine with a twist of today’s trends.\ Road No 2827, Seef Telephone : +973 1756 6556

LEVANTE CAFÉ Lebanese restaurant located at The Lagoon with great terrace views.\ The Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1603 0393

MANDALOUN A traditional Lebanese restaurant with live entertainment serving a’ la carte lunch & dinner.\ Monroe Hotem Telephone : +973 1729 6699

MARASH Middle Eastern restaurant.\ Seef Mall Telephone : +97417587748

PARSIAN Irani-an Cuisine for din in and outside catering buffet. They also offer a lunch buffet on weekends Fridays and Saturdays. lunch 12:30pm to 03:30pm dinner 07:30 to 12:00am \ Villa 222 Road 3605 Block 336 Adliya Telephone : +973 17811511

PASHAWAT Discover the exotic and lively atmosphere of Pashawat and enjoy new oriental flavors. Bahraini cuisine and Lebanese specialties combine subtly in the colorful décor of this Bahrain restaurant. Live music and belly dancing.\ SOFITEL 105 Zallaq Highway | Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama, Telephone : +973 1763 6363

PERSIAN GARDEN Welcoming and well decorated iranian restaurant.\ AAli Mall. Food Court. 2ndo floor. Seef Telephone : +973 1758 0600

PERSIAN ROOM “Persian Room branches out with pages of authentic, family recipes for traditional Persian dishes and stews. Be sure to spring for a pot of tea, it’s a production even served with saffron sugar. Desserts are equally delicious so be sure to save room. Opening hours Saturday-Wednesday: 11am-Midnight, Thursday-Friday: 12pm-12am.\ The Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1601 0166 143

Restaurants RAYES



Rayés offers fine Lebanese cuisine on the island. Authentic Lebanese restaurants, but it also lays claim to its ideal location, situated right on the waterfront overlooking the marina with Muharraq skyline rising off in the distance.\ Coral Bay Al Fateh Highway, Manama Telephone : +973 1731 2700

Traditional Lebanese Dishes inspired by lebanese kitchen . Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy good food.\ City Centre Telephone : +973 17 179 999

Varieties of Sea food dishes.\ Rd No 2621, Al Maqsha Telephone : +973 1759 5775

ROGINA Experience the new look, new location of Rogina newly crafted from beautifully unique, classic, sophisticated and full of casual elegance.\ PARS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL P O Box 65356, Manama” Telephone : + 973 17 814777

SARAI A fusion of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine to suit all tastes.\ The Lagoon Park Telephone : +973 1601 0526

SHOO FEE MA FEE The Shoo Fee Ma Fee philosophy comes from their desire to bring traditional and authentic Lebanese food (like the famous Lebanese starters, juicy Shawarma, Fukhara and fluffy Manakeesh) offered in a modern and inviting ambiance.\ Shoo Fee Ma Fee Restaurant, Road 2608, Block 326, Villa 175, Manama Telephone : +973 1731 1280 site

TAKHT-E JAMSHEED Taking inspiration from Persia’s royal palace of Takht Jamsheed, the chic restaurant offers a fine dining experience fit for a king. Enchanting traditional decor with the grand interior boasting dramatic chandeliers, stunning shields and swords, and imperial vases. This atmospheric setting is beaten only by the culinary gems on offer.\ Gulf Hotel Bahrain Building 11، Road No 3801، Manama, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 17 713 000

VILLA MAMAS The restaurant uses local, seasonal ingredients as the starting point for new and traditional dishes from Bahrain and Persia, and those inspired by their travels through the world.\ Block 533, road 3374, bldg 1856, Al Markh, opposite to Saar cineplex Telephone : +97317305031 144 The Guide March | April | May 2018

ZAHLE The menu boasts an extensive selection of hot and cold mezze, grilled meat and regional Lebanese fare, such as beautifully presented shish kebab.\ Gulf Hotel Bahrain Building 11، Road No 3801، Manama, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 17 713 000

POLYESIAN KONTIKI Asian Fusion dishes. Kontiki combines the unique flavors of Asia with a vast array of perfectly prepared cocktails. Whether it be at the pool bar terrace or in the more intimate and air conditioned setting of the restaurant dining room, Kontiki never fails to please. \ The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Bahrain Telephone : +973 17531666

TRADER VIC’S Mix of Polynesian traditions and International trend-setting cuisine. The Trader Vic’s brand has always been linked to Polynesian traditions and signature dishes. New flavors and contemporary cuisine.\ Trader Vic’s, Bahrain The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa Seef Area, P.O. Box 55577, Manama Vic’s, Bahrain” Telephone : +973 1758 6555

SEAFOOD FAREAST SEAFOOD MARKET Seafood speciality brunch buffet with unlimited selected beverages every Friday is a must try and great value for money. This restaurant has a great atmosphere with refreshing greenery and a water body. A treat for all who loves seafood specialities! \ “Juffair 340, Building No. 256, Road No-40, 11538” Telephone : +973 1772 7230

LA MER Choose your freshly caught fish and discover the secret of the dish you will enjoy, while it is cooked under your eyes.\ SOFITEL 105 Zallaq Highway | Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama, Telephone : +973 1763 6363

LA PERLE FISHMARKET Unique in Bahrain, their seafood restaurant offers fresh local and imported products. With its terrace, as there are few in Bahrain, you can also enjoy a shisha with your favorite drink.\ NOVOTEL 121 Sheikh Hamad Causeway PO box 11073 322 MANAMA Telephone : +97 17 298 008

MAHI MAHI Seafood restaurant in Amwaj Islands.\ Amwaj Islands Telephone : +973 16 030 060

SEAFOOD MARKET Similar to a rustic, seaside bistro, except that the restaurant is in the heart of Manama in Sheza Tower Hotel.\ Sheza Tower Hotel Telephone : +973 17 533 336

THE FISH MARKET Seafood quality. Situated lovingly overlooking the blue waters of the Al Bander bay, you can while away an afternoon in pure bliss or impress clients over a bold business lunch. \ Al Bander Resort, Sitra Telephone : +973 1770 1201

WAVES It’s a must for seafood lovers who can choose from their extensive a la carte menu or their market place selection of fresh fish which is delivered daily from local Bahraini fisherman. \ Crowne Plaza, Manama Telephone : +973 1753 1122

STEAKHOUSE BUTCHER SHOP & GRILL Legendary South African steakhouse, you’ll always find juicy, succulent steaks served

with sides of laughter-filled conversations and unforgettable moments.\ City Centre” Telephone : +973 17172323

ENTRECÔTE CAFÉ DE PARIS Mr. Francois Vouillamoz, the current owner of the original Entrecote Cafe de Paris restaurant in Geneva is the only person in the world who holds the secrets of this sauce as it was originated in 1930, and is pleased to offer it at his first original franchise in the Kingdom of Bahrain.\ Juffair Telephone : +973 17 36 59 99

FLAMES STEAK AND SEAFOOD Flames offers an exquisite dining experience where guests can expect a wonderfully relaxed ambiance and a tempting menu featuring grain-fed aged beef seared to perfection on the grill in addition to a plethora of seafood specialties.\ ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands. Telephone : +973 16000111

LEGENDZ STEAK HOUSE Passionate restaurant for prime meat cuts, fine wines and the art of cooking. Friendly and professional service complements the stylish. \ Intercontinental Regency Telephone : +973 1722 7777

LE SAUVAGE A speciality in Le Sauvage, the dry ageing of the meat allows it to develop a greater concentration of flavour to heighten the tenderness and texture of the beef, resulting in the perfect steak.\ The Domain Hotel Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705, Diplomatic Area, Manama Telephone : +973 1600 0000


morning dining.\ Adliya Avenue | Building 377, Road 3610 -Mansouri Mansion Hotel, Manama 336 Telephone : +973 1771 6999 html

THE MEAT CO Elite brand of steakhouse. Its signature steaks are unique in taste, texture and preparation and have established the brand as one of the leader in the highly competitive premium steakhouse category.\ The Meat Co Bld 190, Road 3805, Block 338, Manama“ Telephone : +973 17 742 080

Plums restaurant offers its fine dining experience. The restaurant specializes in premium steaks and fresh seafood, offering a destination for Bahrain’s most discerning palates.\ The Ritz Carlton Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District Telephone : +973 1758 6499 bahrain/dining/plums



Spend a leisurely afternoon or two choosing from Tea Garden’s wide array of irresistible tea, pastries, ice cream, gourmet sweets, chocolates and delicatessen gift items to

“Open 24 hrs restaurant serving European dishes. Extensive wine list with monthly specials. Popular spot for late night/early

Tea Club is a warm welcoming restaurant with a tranquil ambience floating on a beautiful lagoon located in the heart of Amwaj Island. \ The Lagoon Park, Amwaj Islands Telephone : +973 3888 7107

take home with you.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Manama PO Box 11538, Bahreïn Telephone : +973 1711 1974

THE ORANGERY TEA ROOM & PATISSERIE Once you enter the gates of the Orangery, you feel instantly transported to an English garden on a summer’s day; a real hidden gem boasting beautiful landscaped gardens, a courtyard with water features and a luxurious terraced dining area.\ The Palace Boutique Hotel Telephone : +973 1736 9696

TROUSSEAU CO TEA ROOM Have a tea or coffee break with cakes and scones when you finish your shopping in the quiet and relaxing tea room.\ T”Shop No. 1104 Al A’ali Complex, P.O.Box 1029, Manama” Telephone : +973 17541041



AL AALI SHOPPING COMPLEX The Al Aali Mall is established as a high-end shopping destination with plush environs, a sophisticated atmosphere and an abundance of premium labels. The complex lives up to its commitment to tradition, fine dining, and timeless luxury. \ Rd No 2819, Seef District Thursday 10AM–10PM / Friday 10AM–10PM Saturday 10AM–10PM / Sunday 10AM–10PM Monday 10AM–10PM / Tuesday 10AM–10PM Thursday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 +973 1758 1000

AL HAYAT SHOPPING CENTRE Al Hayat shopping centre is located in the most upscale residential area of Manama and in Manama’s busy central Medical District where there is a dire need for a convenience mall catering to these densely populated and affluent neighborhoods. Al Hayat hopping centre will have near exclusivity to this market locale. \ Bldg. 514, Road 2810, Block 328 Manama Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–12AM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 17820898

ANSAR GALLERY Ansar Gallery one of the largest shopping malls in Tubli, Bahrain is the subsidiary of 146 The Guide March | April | May 2018

Ansar Group of Companies (basically a retail marketing company and is having different outlets for sales in the Middle East). We import items from different countries such as Turkey, India, France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand etc. \ Avenue 13, Tubli Wednesday 9AM–12AM/ Thursday 9AM–12AM Friday 9AM–12AM/ Saturday 9AM–12AM Sunday 9AM–12AM/ Monday 9AM–12AM Tuesday 9AM–12AM Telephone : +973 1714 0000

BAHRAIN MALL The Bahrain Mall is a multistory shopping mall situated in Sanabis, Manama city of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The mall features 1,600 parking spaces. The complex covers 70,000 square meters and attracts about 480,000 visitors per month. \ Avenue 28, Sanabis Wednesday 8AM–1AM/ Thursday 8AM–1AM Friday 8AM–1AM/ Saturday 8AM–1AM Sunday Closed / Monday 8AM–1AM Tuesday 8AM–1AM Telephone : + 973 17558101

CITY CENTRE City Centre Bahrain is a shopping mall in Manama, Bahrain. The shopping centre opened in 2008 to be the largest in Bahrain. It claims 340 retail outlets, including the first Carrefour Hypermarket in Bahrain, and 60 dining outlets. \ 4650 Sh. Khalifa Highway، Manama، Manama

346 Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 1717 7771

COUNTRY MALL Three floors shopping mall in the middle of Bahrain most neighborhood villages. Right on the intersecting main road. Quick meals restaurants and coffee shops. Super market in the ground floor plus other services like Arab dresses tailor shop \ Budaiya Hwy, Abu Saiba Wednesday 6AM–12AM/ Thursday 6AM–12AM Friday 6AM–12AM/ Saturday 6AM–12AM/ Sunday 6AM–12AM/ Monday 6AM–12AM Tuesday 6AM–12AM Telephone : +973 6693 9811

DANA MALL Dana Mall is an early shopping mall in the Seef District of Manama, the capital city of Bahrain. The complex includes the Dana Cinema, with 12 screens. The cinema has stadium seating and is considered the best in Bahrain \ Sanabis Wednesday 9AM–12AM\ Thursday 9AM–12AM Friday 9AM–1AM\ Saturday 9AM–1AM Sunday 9AM–12AM\ Monday 9AM–12AM Tuesday 9AM–12AM Telephone : +973 17 558 500

DRAGON CITY Dragon City is Situated to the South-West of Diyar Al Muharraq in close proximity to Bahrain’s International Airport, the stateof-the-art Khalifa Bin Salman Port and the Capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, Dragon City caters to customers from both the Kingdom and beyond. Dragon City is infused with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects and offers Chinese products of the highest quality to local consumers, trade customers and tourists \ Dragon City, Building 4441, Rd 6347, Block 263, Diyar Al Muharraq, Bahrain Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM\ Saturday 10AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 3229 6366

EL MERCADO MALL Very chill atmosphere, great for hanging out with friends. A small fine mall off the beaten track. A McDonalds outlet on the ground floor. There are some great continental restaurants here too. And there’s an Al Osra for shopping although not recommended for regular shopping due to their high prices. A great place to hang out with friends and family. Not crowded either so that’s a great plus. \ Avenue 27, Janabiya 575, Kingdom of Bahrain Wednesday Open 24 hours/ Thursday Open 24 hours/ Friday Open 24 hours Saturday Open 24 hours Sunday Open 24 hours Monday Open 24 hours Tuesday Open 24 hours Telephone : +973 1700 0164

ENMA MALL Al Enma Mall is a multi-story shopping mall situated in the East Riffa city of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Enma Mall was opened to the public on 15 August 2012. The mall features 600 parking spaces and covers 55,000 square meters. \ Riffa, Southern Governorate Kingdom of Bahrain Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–12AM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 7760 6060

GALLERIA MALL Strategically located in the predominantly residential locale of Al Zinj, Galleria is at the epicenter of a catchment area brimming with potential footfall. Its immediate proximity to Al Mahooz, Gudabiya, Tubli, Adliya, Umm Al Hassam makes it accessible to a varied local and expatriate

audience \ Al Zinj Wednesday 8AM–12AM/ Thursday 8AM–12AM Friday 8AM–12AM/ Saturday 8AM–12AM Sunday 8AM–12AM/ Monday 8AM–12AM Tuesday 8AM–12AM Telephone : +973 7735 3535

GOSI COMPLEX It’s all in one stop for com-puter, mobile phone and its accessories. You can get all types of mobile phone acces-sories at one place. Multiple options are there. So if you are going to buy something. it’s better to check for the price in more stores. Then you will come to know which one is better. \ Manama Wednesday 7AM–9PM/ Thursday 7AM–9PM Friday 3–9PM/ Saturday 7AM–9PM Sunday 7AM–9PM/ Monday 7AM–9PM Tuesday 7AM–9PM Telephone : +973 1729 1551

JUFFAIR MALL Juffair Mall is a shopping mall in the Juffair neighborhood of Manama, the capital city of Bahrain. The mall opened on 15 December 2015. A Lulu Hypermarket opened there on 6 January 2016, the 120th Lulu store in the world. \ Awal Ave, Manama Wednesday 10AM–11PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–11PM Sunday 10AM–11PM/ Monday 10AM–11PM Tuesday 10AM–11PM Telephone : + 973 1736 0088

MARINA MALL This is one of the oldest masks in Bahrain, very close to the central market and having a variety of local regional brands of clothing and apparel. A nice food court is located upstairs next to the play area of you are accompanied by kids. \ Central Market Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–10PM Friday 10AM–10PM/ Saturday 10AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 17277800

MODA MALL MODA Mall is a shopping and dining experience for every occasion, located in the landmark Bahrain World Trade Center. At MODA Mall everyone can feel exclusive, with the largest portfolio of luxury brands in the Kingdom of Bahrain under one roof. With a proud heritage of elegance stretching back 30 years, the mall owes its origins to the former Sheraton Complex \ Bahrain World Trade Center, Gate 1, Government Ave, Manama Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–10PM Friday 10AM–10PM/ Saturday 10AM–10PM

Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 13323332


OASIS MALL Oasis Mall is great place for shopping as all the brand’s and outlets having sale at the same time, which will save lot of time and money. Kids can enjoy the play area while we shop. My most favorite place here is the food court which is very calming to have coffee break \ Road No. 3307، East Riffa Wednesday 7AM–9PM/ Thursday 7AM–9PM Friday 3–9PM/ Saturday 7AM–9PM Sunday 7AM–9PM/ Monday 7AM–9PM Tuesday 7AM–9PM Telephone : +973 1749 5080

RAMLI MALL The mall has been designed and created by some of the finest minds in the construc-tion and hospitality business. The location of the mall has been selected keeping in mind the space the mall re-quires and also the developing suburban neighborhoods \ Rd No 3025, A’ali Wednesday 10AM–12AM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–12AM Sunday 10AM–12AM/ Monday 10AM–12AM Tuesday 10AM–12AM Telephone : +973 1764 6600

REEF MALL BAHRAIN Very good hypermarket has all your needs, a food court and some restaurants \ Zaid Bin Omera Ave, Al Malikiyah Wednesday 7AM–12AM/ Thursday 7AM–12AM Friday 7AM–12AM/ Saturday 7AM–12AM Sunday 7AM–12AM/ Monday 7AM–12AM Tuesday 7AM–12AM Telephone : +973 1762 6666

SAAR MALL SAAR MALL is a stylish con-temporary mall that offers something for everyone. It is accompanied by several Mar-ket Brands, Restaurants, Ca-fés, Carrefour supermarket, Banks, Indoor play area, Big Game Zone, and a Mini-Cinema for kids. \ Saar Ave, Saar Wednesday 10AM–11PM/ Thursday 10AM–11PM Friday 10AM–11PM/ Saturday 10AM–11PM Sunday 10AM–11PM/ Monday 10AM–11PM Tuesday 10AM–11PM Telephone : +973 1779 0203

SEEF MALL Seef mall is Bahrain’s first authentic mall and its premier family shopping hub and entertainment destination, widely known for its distinctive architecture and stimulating 147

Malls ambience. Ideally located in seef district, \ Seef Mall Seef\ Seef Mall Muharraq\ Seef Mall Isa Town Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–11PM Friday 10AM–11PM/ Saturday 10AM–11PM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM

SITRA MALL Sitra Mall is a multi-story mall located in Sitra, Bahrain. It opened in 2006 and covers an area of 46,838 square meter. It is located adjacent to Tubli Bay and neighbors Al Noor International School and a Toyota/Lexus car showroom \ Sitra Wednesday 7:30AM–11:30PM Thursday 7:30AM–11:30PM Friday 7:30AM–11:30PM Saturday 7:30AM–11:30PM Sunday 7:30AM–11:30PM Monday 7:30AM–11:30PM Tuesday 7:30AM–11:30PM

SULTAN MALL The place has the bare essentials: a food court, a small amusement center for children, public restroom, and a warehouse supermarket. The selection mostly caters to the local Arabic/Asian market and not much else. Parking space is great though and they have a drive-through McDonald’s for quick

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orders. \ Zayed Town Wednesday 7AM–11PM/ Thursday Friday 7AM–11PM/ Saturday Sunday 7AM–11PM/ Monday Tuesday 7AM–11PM Telephone : +973 17636663

7AM–11PM 7AM–11PM 7AM–11PM

THE AVENUES BAHRAIN The Avenues - Bahrain is the first shopping & Leisure destination of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with a unique seafront location stretching 1.5 km. The development brings a new concept to the Kingdom, with a design inspired by The Avenues - Kuwait that gives the visitors an outdoor feeling while remaining indoors, protected from the heat by a ceiling that allows sunlight in. \ Central Market 3977, Road 4660, Sea Front 346, Manama Wednesday 10AM–10PM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–12AM Sunday 10AM–10PM/ Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Telephone : +973 16670317/ +973 17151060

WADI AL SAIL MALL It’s a new Mall and had a pretty good experience at the Cinema. It’s a good entertainment spot for local people since they don’t have to go all the way to City Centre or Seef to watch a Movie. \ Wali Al Ahd Hwy, Riffa Wednesday 10AM–12AM/ Thursday 10AM–12AM

Friday 10AM–12AM/ Saturday 10AM–12AM Sunday 10AM–12AM/ Monday 10AM–12AM Tuesday 10AM–12AM Telephone : +973 3360 0415

YATEEM CENTER Everyone in Bahrain knows the Yateem Centre. This retail / commercial centre has been in the Suq at the heart of Manama for more than 25 years, and many of us have grown up with it. De-spite competition from the newer malls, the Centre is still a shoppers’ jewel. \ Manama Wednesday 9AM–9:30PM Thursday 9AM–9:30PM Friday 9AM–9:30PM Saturday 9AM–9:30PM Sunday 9AM–9:30PM Monday 9AM–9:30PM Tuesday 9AM–9:30PM Telephone : +973 1721 5615





Bahrain Bay P.O. Box 1669 Manama Telephone : +973 1711 5000

Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave, Block 428, Al Seef District Manama Telephone : +973 1758 6808

P.O. BOX 10466 Saar, Budaiya Telephone : +973 17 793932

ELITE RESORT & SPA Bldg 101, Area 322, Shk. Hamad Causeway, Manama Telephone : +973 1731 3333

THAI MASSAGE Off # 102, Bldg # 462, Road # 41, Juffair 341, P.O.Box: 13132 Telephone : +973 1772 8787

MARYGOLD SPA Block 919, Road 1921, villa 680 Ar Rifa` Telephone : +973 3977 6882

DIVA BEAUTY SALON Villa 422, Road 3009, Abu Ghazal330 Manama, 1500” Telephone : +97317272484

RAMEE GRAND HOTEL & SPA Building 999, Bahrain، Rd 2813, Seef 11538 Telephone : +973 1711 1999

LA BLANCHE SALON Flat 4, Building 1832, Road 5715, Amwaj Telephone : +973 1600 6060

HANI SUITES AND SPA P.O Box 20223, Bahrain MANAMA Telephone :+973 17581100

THE DOMAIN HOTEL Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705, Diplomatic Area, Manama Telephone : +973 1600 0000 html

AL AREEN PALACE AND SPA P.O. BOX 75055 MANAMA Telephone : +973 1784 5000 in-247784-118595-530932-864415-661723.html

THE GULF SPA Building 11، Road No 3801، Manama Telephone : +973 17 713 000

RIMAL SPA MOVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN 143 Road 2403 Telephone : +973 17 460 0051 bahrain/hotel-bahrain/wellness/rimal-spa/

SPA 107 67A, Road 1101, Block 711 Tubli Telephone : +973 7720 7107

SANTHIGRI AYURVEDIC CENTRE Middle East Medical Center. Hidd, Building 653, Road 1021, Block 110، hidd, Bahrain 323 Telephone : +973 1746 4848



Building 450; Road 4611; Manama Seafront 346; Bahrain Bay, Manama Telephone : +973 17 116 116

Rd 2601, Bldg. 55, Block 326, Manama Telephone : +973 1771 3999



Lagoona Beach Resort Entrance 26; Avenue 63 Block 555; Budaiya Telephone : +973 16 630 000

92 Hoora Avenue Manama 306 26243 Bahrain Telephone : +973 17 230 123

SOFITEL ZALLAQ THALASSA & SPA 105 Zallaq Highway,Building 2015, Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama 555 Telephone : +973 17 636 363

MOMMY WELLNESS GULF Shop 16, First Floor, The Courtyard, Seef Telephone : +973 17 564 333

SALON SUPPLY BAHRAIN P.O. Box 38064 Business Bay Building, Office 114, Floor 11, Road 4654, Block 346, Seef Telephone : +973 1367 0008 149




Shaikh Isa Ave, Manama, Telephone : +973 13 310 444

Bahrain International Airport

AIR INDIA AIRPORT OFFICE Unit 3118, Level 7.8, Bahrain International Airport. / CITY OFFICE Air India, P.O.Box 45, C/0. M/s. Yusuf Bin Ahmed, Kanoo Commercial Bldg, Phase II 4th flr, Manama, Bahrain (AI GSA) Telephone : +973 17 321 284 / +973 17 321 285 +97317220787/88 / +97317220789/96 Email:

AL MASRIA UNIVERSAL AIRLINES Bahrain International Airport Telephone : +973 8000 7777


Manama Telephone : + 973 17 225 650 Email: delta.customercare

Shop No:- 8, Bldg No.:-18 (Delmon Hotel Bldgs) Road# 357, Block# 315 Salah Al Aldin Ayubi Ave, Manama” Telephone : +973 17 214 466, +973 17 212 541 Email:




337 Ahmed Ali Kanoo Ave. Kanoo Travel center Bldg.(13). Um AL Hassam/Manama Telephone : +973 17 243 317 / +973 17 240 171

Al A’ali Shopping Complex Road 2819, Al Seef Manama” Telephone : +973 17 587 777 / +973 17 321 205 Email:

1F13 – 1F19, 1F68 – 1F70, Alaali Shopping Complex, Block 428, Road 2827, Bldg No 2210, Alseef District Telephone : +973 17 588 700



Bahrain International Airport Telephone : +973 8000 7777

6th Floor, Unitag House, Government Avenue P.O. Box 1990, Manama Telephone : +973 17 587 777 / +973 17 321 205 Email: customerservice_bahrain@

Bahrain Old Chamber of Commerce & Industry 32, Bldg 122, Road 1605, Manama Town 316 Telephone : +973 17 588 700 Email: BahSls@Ethiopian



P.O. Box 589, Manama Telephone : +973 17 531 000

“World Travel Service, Unitag House 150 Government Avenue 315, PO Box 830

Bahrain Old Chamber of Commerce & Industry 32, Bldg 122, Road 1605, Manama Town 316 Telephone : +973 17 215 022 Email: BahSls@Ethiopian


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IRAQI AIRWAYS Al khalifa street No. 101, Manama Telephone : +973 17 224 070 / +973 17 224 090 Email: /




Bahrain International Airport Telephone : +973 8000 7777

P.O.Box: 45 Manama Telephone : +973 17 223 919 Email:

JET AIRWAYS Zamil Tower, Shop No. 29,Road 383, Block 305 P.O Box 387, Manama Telephone : +973 17 205 050

KENYA AIRWAYS Telephone : +973 17 225 040 Email:


Office # 27A, Sheraton Complex, P.O. Box 5177 Telephone : +973 17 519 999 Email:

FLY DUBAI Manama Telephone : +973 1722 7123

GULF AIR Seef Mall, Rd No 2819, Seef Telephone : +973 17 373 737 Web:

INDIGO Unitag House 150 Government Avenue 3 P.O. Box 830, Manama Telephone : +973 17 225 650 Email:

IRAN AIR No.9,Ground Floor,Car Park Building,Furdah Avenue, Manama Telephone : +973 17 210 414 Email: / Feizizadeh@

ROYAL JORDANIAN Ground floor, Chamber of Commerce Bldg., King Faisal Highway, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. P.O.Box 2335 Telephone : +973 17 229 293/ 17 229 294/ 17 229 295 Email:


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,Manama Centre, Government Road Bahrain,PO.Box- 565 Telephone : +973 16 199 215

“Building 190, Road 2803, Block 428, 21 floor office No. 262 &263 and 264 in Platinum Tower, AL-Seef “ Telephone : +973 17 211 550 / 17 211 660



Manama Center Govt. Road P.O.Box 5220 Telephone : +973 17 212 299 / 17 223 300 Email:


Unitag House 150 Government Avenue 3 P.O. Box 830, Manama Telephone : +973-172-25650 Email:

LUFTHANSA Telephone : +973 16 548 922 Email:

MALAYSIA AIRLINES Office 12 Building 1005 Road 613 Old Palaca Ave, Block 306 Manama Telephone : +973 17 280 440

MANILA AIRLINES Unitag House 150 Government Avenue 3, P.O. Box 830, Manama Telephone : +973 17 225 650 Email:

OMAN AIR Airport Office :Bahrain International Airport City Office: Zamil Tower, Shop No. 29, Road 383, Block 305, P. O. Box 387, Manama Telephone : +973 17 329 255 / 17 204 000 Email: / resbah@

“GSA – Bahrain International Travel,Chamber of Commerce Building, P O Box 1044 Manama” Telephone : +973 17 213 054 Email:

SRILANKAN AIRLINES Ground Floor, Old Chamber of Commerce Bldg, King Faisal Road, PO Box 1044, Manama Telephone : +973 17 211 405 Email:

SYRIAN ARAB AIRLINES Bahrain International Airport Telephone : +973 8000 7777

TURKISH AIRLINES The Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel Diplomatic Area Manama Telephone : +973 17 516 100 Email:

PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES Kanoo Commercial Centre, Shop 40 Abi Obaidah Avenue, Manama 304 Manama Telephone : +973 17 223 808 Email: 151

Car Rental SIX RENT A CAR Arrival Hall, Bahrain International Airport Telephone : +973 1740 8000 Email:

INFINITI SITRA CENTRE Building #839, Road #31, Block #608, Wadyan, Sitra. Telephone : +973 1773 1773 Email:

ELITE CAR RENTAL P.O Box: 15465, Adliya Telephone : +973 1772 8202 Email:

800, Rd 123, Blk 701, Tubli, Isa Town, 8ldg 517, Road 2408, Block 324, Juffair, Bldg 133, Road 25, Block 525, Saar, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain (Kanoo Daily Rental Delivery/ Collection Services only) Telephone : +973 17784042 Email:

OHA AL MUFTAH CAR RENTAL Shop No. 2 , Dana Mall, Manama Telephone : +973 6633 1234 Email:


97-A, Building 339 Palace Avenue, Manama Telephone : +973 17534343 Email:

Building 117, Road 306 Block 336, Osama Bin Zaid Avenue, Adliya, Manama. Shop A0096, Building 106 Road 20, Block 331, Bu Ghazal Al Zinj, Telephone : +973 17001214 Email:




Bahrain International Airport Lagoon Park, P O BOX 39, Amwaj Almoayyed Tower, Seef, 39 Manama Moda Mall, Manama Telephone : +973 17217788 Email:

TOORANCO Shop 50B, Building 70, Road 4126, Block 341,Juffair Avenue، Juffair 341 Telephone : +973 17728998

OSCAR RENT A CAR Bahrain International Airport Building 145, Road 18, Hoora 320, Kingdom of Bahrain Manama Center, Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain (Head Office) Building 104, Road 306, Adliya 327, Kingdom of Bahrain Telephone : +973 17211682 Email:


KANOO DAILY RENTAL 800, Rd 123, Blk 701, Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain Building 959, Road 126, Block 701, Tubli south, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Salmabad, Central Governorate 30608 Telephone : +973 1700 0939


P.O Box No. 54255, Exhibition Road, Manama Telephone : +973 1732 1291

Bahrain Innternational Airport Shaikh Salman Bldg, Office 1, Seef Next to US Navy Base, Juffair Telephone : +973 1756 9191



P.O Box: 26045, Adliya, Manama Telephone : +973 1772 7567 Email:

Bahrain International Airport Premises 126G, Avenue 10, Block 606, Sitra Telephone : +973 17321306 Email:



Shop 67A, Block 332, Road 20, Bu Ashirah, Manama Telephone : +973 1782 2050 Email:

Bahrain International Listings The Juffair Grande Hotel Building 676 Road 4015, 340, Gudabiya, Manama Telephone : +973 17825222 Email:

AXIS RENT A CAR Shabab Ave, Manama Telephone : +973 3686 8663 Email:

U DRIVE Bahrain International Airport Rd 2808, Seef Telephone : +973 1721 2101 Email:

VIP RENT A CAR Building No. 2427, Road No. 555, Block 905, East Riffa, Telephone : +973 1749 0211 Email:

PRIMA CAR RENTAL Block No. 704, Road 10, Building No. 171

MONTREAL RENT A CAR Bahrain International Airport Al Seef Telephone : +973 17339197 Email:

HERTZ BAHRAIN Bahrain International Airport Road No 2012, Exhibition Avenue, Manama Telephone : +973 17321358 Email:

70 CARS LUXURY RENTAL Bahrain International Airport The Ritz- Carlton Bahrain Regency Intercontinental Bahrain Financial Harbour Telephone : +973 37377770 Email:

Attractions ADHARI PARK Discover the total leisure experience with 38 exciting indoor and outdoor rides for all ages in one of the Kingdom’s largest tourist attractions. Timing : 4PM-12PM Location : Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Highway, Tubli Telephone : +973 1740 7300

AL AREEN WILDLIFE PARK Al Areen Wildlife Park is a nature reserve and zoo, located in Sakhir. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country. Timing : 8AM-5:30PM Location : Sakhir, Zallaq. Telephone : +973 1784 5480

AL DAR ISLANDS Al Dar Islands is one of Bahrain’s natural beach and the nearest getaway from the city. 8 minutes off shore boat ride from Sitra Fisherman’s Port. Location : Block No. 613, Road No. 1321, Building No. 1005, Sitra Fisherman Port, Sitra Telephone : +973 17704600

AL FATIH MOSQUE The grand Al Fateh Mosque is both Bahrain’s largest place of worship and among one of the largest mosques in the world. The mosque accommodates up to 7000 worshippers and is crowned with the largest fiberglass dome in the world. Timing : Saturday- Thursday, 9AM-4PM Location : Juffair, Al Fateh Highway Telephone : +973 1772 7773

AZIZIA BIRD KINGDOM The park is designed both as a recreational facility and an educational centre and houses an extensive collection of endangered birds from around the world to include countries such as Africa, America and the Far East Timing : 9AM- Sunset, Mondays closed Location : Jood, Amwaj Islands Bahrain Telephone : +973 16030597

BAHRAIN BOWLING ASSOCATION The association regularly arranges bowling tournaments for children. Location : Building No. 272, Block No 335, Manama Telephone : +973 17822077

BEIT AL QUR’AN The complex is most famous for its Islamic museum, which has been acknowledged as being one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world.

Timing : 9AM-12PM, 4PM-6PM Fridays closed. Location : Road No.1901,Diplomatic Area, Manama Telephone : +973 17290101

DANA MALL BOWLING CENTER New and fun bowling alley for all ages. Timing : 9AM-12AM Location : Dana mall, Sanabis. Telephone : +973 17558500


MJ’S BOWLING LOUNGE Enjoy MJ’s bowling, professional recording studio, private beat booths and a Ferrari approved F1 simulator. They present a new concept- the ultimate gourmet dining, entertainment lounge & beats. Timing : 9AM-12AM Location : Jannusan, Budaiya Telephone : +973 77557777


Have fun with their 18 lane bowling alley, the biggest bowling alley in the Kingdom of Bahrain that hosts the biggest local and international bowling match as well as group and company events. Timing : 9AM-12AM Location : Block 322, Al Fatih Highway Telephone : +973 17292313

The Mohammed bin Faris Sut Music House commemorates the compositions and achievements of the Bahraini singer and musician Mohammed bin Faris. Timing : Sat- Thurs, 8AM-1PM, 4PM- 7 PM Location : Shaikh Ebrahim Center, Muharraq Telephone : +973 17322549


Ozone Entertainment Centre is the place to be for a great time with friends in Bahrain. Visually amazing, top quality gaming, including bowling, snooker and billiards. Location : Top Floor, Sitra Mall, Sitra. Telephone : +973 17125162

Sprawling waterpark featuring themed zones, shops, rental cabanas, casual eateries & a swim-up bar. Timing : Sun-Wed 11AM-9PM Thurs 10AM-5PM, 6PM-12AM/ Sat 9AM-9PM Telephone : +973 17845100

MAGIC ISLAND One of Bahrain’s most exciting indoor theme parks, Magic Island in Seef Mall takes visitors on an unforgettable voyage across sea and land creating fun memories for the entire family. Timing : 9AM-11PM Location : Seef Mall, Seef District, Manama Telephone : +973 77911211

MAGIC PLANET BOWLING Reward yourself with an out-of-this-world experience at Magic Planet! Enjoy a day with the entire family where exciting games, hair-raising rides and much, much more, combine to create a playground that has something for all ages. Timing : 10AM – 10PM Location : Level 2, City Centre Bahrain Telephone : +973 17173013

MARASSI AL BAHRAIN This beach-resort type destination has been home to some of the hottest parties, DJ sets, and fairs since its inception. It also promotes fun activities like Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayak competitions which are great fun for the whole family. Timing : 9AM – 6PM Location : Marassi Al Bahrain, Eagle Hills Telephone : +973 80098888


PIRATE LAND Pirate Land is home to a galleon in a bright blue ball pool, a merry-go-round and some arcade games. Location : Al Hayat Shopping Centre, Block 328, Segaya Telephone : +973 17125162

ROYAL CAMEL FARM The Royal Camel Farm is not officially advertised as a tourist spot but it is actually open to the public every day until sunset. Best of all-it’s free! Location : Janabiya Highway Telephone : +973 1788 1188

ROYAL GOLF CLUB The Royal Golf Club is home to Bahrain’s only 18 hole championship standard golf course and to a par 3 9-hole course, both designed by course architect and golfing legend Colin Montgomerie Location : Riffa Views, Riffa Telephone : +973 1775 1266

THE RAVEN’S NEST BOARD GAME CAFÉ Board Game & Table Top Café, DnD Sessions, Used Books Corner & Fantasy World Lovers Timing : 4PM-11PM Location : 2nd floor, Garden Plaza, Budaiya Telephone : +973 1775 1266 153

Nightlife 777 CLUB & LOUNGE \ 1410 Rd No 4010, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 9pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3333 8874

AN NADA LOUNGE The cocktail lounge is a place to unwind and enjoy a drink in a warm, comfortable atmosphere with live entertainment, choicest beverages and friendly service. An Nada creates the right mood to connect and relax. \ Sheraton hotel Opening hours : Daily: 1pm - 1am Ladies Night : Every Wednesday Telephone : +973 17 533 533

APOLLO CLUB A new nightlife destination to be explored in the heart of Juffair. A nightclub that contains a mixture of entertainment from the bar to the dance floor. International DJ’s, Live Performance artists and much more.\ Alsafir Hotel Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 7pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every night before 1am Telephone : +973 17827999

AQUA FUEGO Chic and dramatic nightclub \ Days Hotel Building 395, Block 319, Road 1912 Opening hours : Tues-Fri: 8pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3947 7964

17212223 Khalifa Bin Salman Highway, Al Seef Opening hours : Daily: 5pm -8pm. Sunday Thursday: 4 pm - 2am; Friday and Saturday: 12pm - 12am. Telephone : +973 17 171 000


A jewel on the 50th floor, this Moroccan design-inspired bar and lounge offers an opulent, lavish space for guests to relax and B28 BAR LOUNGE enjoy spectacular sunsets and the twinkling A trendy bar and restaurant located on the lights above the bay.\ FOUR SEASONS Bahrain 28th floor with panoramic views. Stunning Bay, P.O. Box 1669, Manama venue to relax and enjoy cocktails with friends Opening hours : Sunday and Tuesday 6:00 pm and colleagues.\ Road 2813, building 1012, – 12:00 midnight Wednesday and Thursday block 0428, Manama 6:00 pm – 2:00 am Friday 4:30 pm – 2:00 am Opening hours : Sun-Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri-Sat: Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am 1pm - 2am Ladies Night : Happy Hour Sunday, Tuesday, Telephone : +973 6631 0000 Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Telephone : +973 1711 5000 BAY VIEW LOUNGE lounges/blue_moon_lounge_by_wolfgang_ The Bay-View Lounge showcases stunning puck/ views of the Manama skyline and the Bahrain Bay from floor-to-ceiling windows.\ FOUR BORA BORA SEASONS Bahrain Bay, P.O. Box 1669, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 9am – 12am \ Elite Crystal Hotel Telephone : +973 1711 5000 Opening hours : Daily: 3pm - 12am Telephone : +973 17 360 360 lounges/bay_view_lounge/

BIZARRE LOUNGE Presenting an element of discovery as it transforms from a lounge to a more upbeat venue at night, Bizarre is the hotel’s lounge and bar.\ Le Meridien City Centre Sheikh

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BRAZIL LOUNGE \ Bldg 792, Road 3630, Block 336, Adliya 336 Manama Opening hours : Mon - Wed: 5pm - 1am Thu Fri: 5pm - 2am Sat - Sun: 5pm - 1am Ladies Night : Every Wednesday

Telephone : +973 3616 1650

BUSHIDO Chilling out in the abode of Buddha Bar mixologists is sure to take your spirits to higher levels. Lounge music hovers over this venue as it is all about easy listening. At night the music a bit louder; but it doesn’t move far away from its genre.\ 52 Avenue 38, Jidhafs Opening hours : Sat-Wed: noon-3pm, 7pm 11.30pm; Thu-Fri: 7pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Thursday Telephone : +973 1758 3555

CALEXICO Coming straight from Mexico, Calexico is a new resturant/bar in Adliya.\ #98 Road 3803, Block 338, Adliya Opening hours : Daily 12pm - 2am Telephone : +973 17666644

CASH LOUNGE Lounge Club located in the heart of Adliya.\ Rd No 2607, Adliya Opening hours : Daily: 4pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3673 5905

CAVALLO CLUB Trendy Hip Hop, R&B & Reggaeton Nightclubs in Bahrain.\ Road 2466, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 7pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1781 1811

CELLAR 59 Modern cave that winds through various private areas and boasts with an impressive beverage menu of more than 50 delicious drinks and tapas. Sit back and relax as their live DJ sets the mood with great lounge music. \ ART ROTANA Road 5722, Building 2780, Block 257, Amwaj Island Opening hours : Daily: 5pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Thursday Telephone : +973 1600 0111 bahrain/amwajisland/artrotana/dining

CHAMPIONS SPORTS LOUNGE Chill out with friends in a sporty ambience. \ The KHotel Bahrain P.O. Box 1412, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 11am - 2am Telephone : +973 17 360 000



Chill out with friends in a sporty ambience. \ The Juffair Grand Hotel Bldg 676 Road 4015 block 340 Telephone : +973 3981 2397

CIGAR LOUNGE The Cigar Lounge entices with its relaxing vibe and inventive drinks menu. Featuring large LCD screens & TVs for live sports, dartboard, it is perfect for match nights, friends’ gatherings and private functions. The Cigar Lounge can be easily accessible from 2nd floor. \ Awal Avenue, Manama, Bahrein، block 324 Road 2417, Building 1011، Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 11am - 2am Telephone : +973 3543 1458


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Pub, dance & night club \ Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 4pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every night except Thursdays Telephone : +973 33 731 000


\ Bahrain International Circut Manama,Bahrain Opening hours : Daily: 4pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3838 1641

CLUB XS CLUB XS offers expertly mixed drinks and stunning lighting discerning how to party in style.\ Bldg N0. 1161, Road No 2420 block 324 PO Box 11538 Jufair Opening hours : Daily: 5pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every night before 12:30am Telephone : +973 3362 9243

! Welcome to Coda Jazz Lounge Premier Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain,Juffair. Rd.2420, Bldg.1188, Blk.324 Open from 6pm-2am Reservations +973-343 42 828 Email us: 155


CODA JAZZ LOUNGE Authentic jazz bar, bistro & party lounge. \ Premier Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain,Juffair. Rd.2420, Bldg.1188, Blk.324 Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Wednesday Telephone : +973-343 42 828

CUT LOUNGE Live music sets the tone as an effervescent crowd lines the long, stunning bar. CUT Lounge has vibrant, cosmopolitan style that highlights the breathtaking views of the Manama skyline from the outdoor terrace.\ FOUR SEASONS Bahrain Bay, P.O. Box 1669, Manama Opening hours : Monday and Tuesday 12:00pm – 1:00am Wednesday to Friday 12:00pm – 2:00am Saturday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am Sunday 6:00pm – 1:00am Ladies Night : Happy Hour Monday –Thursday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Telephone : +973 1711 5000 lounges/cut_bar_and_lounge

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atmosphere.\ Hotel Diva Juffair Opening hours : Daily 7pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Tuesday and Wednesday Telephone : +973 36 089 534

DOWNTOWN BAR Live band in a chic ambience. \ InterContinental Regency Bahrain, P.O. Box 777, King Faisal Highway Manama Opening hours : Daily 4pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1722 7777 manama/bahha/hoteldetail

DUBLIN Popular place for US navy and great live band. \ Ramee International Hotel, Juffair Opening hours : Daily 5pm - 2am Ladies Night : Saturday to Wednesday: 9pm to 12am Thursday and Friday : 8pm to 11pm Telephone : +973 17 811 688

ELEMENTS POOL & LOUNGE Unique moment in a green Oasis in the heart of Manama.\ InterContinental Regency Bahrain Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Telephone : +973 1722 7777

FLAMINGO BAR Intimate setting and daily live band performance, good mid-week destination, serving you an Asian inspired menu with touches of the local cuisine and international alike.\ 143 Road 2403 224 Muharraq Town Bahrain Opening hours : Daily: 2pm - 2am Telephone : +973 17 460017 bahrain/bahrain/hotel-bahrain/restaurants/ restaurants/flamingo-bar-and-lounge/

GALLERY 21 Unique social hubs- with a variety of culinary outlets-- Asia de Cuba, Gallery Cafe, Art Gallery, Genwa and Rooftop Bar.\ Building 21 Road 3801 Block 338 Manama 338 Opening hours : Daily: 8am - 2am Ladies Night : Every Wednesday from 9pm to 11pm Telephone : +973 1771 1600

W LOUNGE Enjoy the company of friends, delight in weekend Ladies’ Nights and groove cool sounds from both the resident DJ and live band performances.\ Building.670 Road.2411 Block.324, Alsafir Hotel & Tower, Juffair

Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3362 9243 ramee-grand-hotel-and-spa-manama/dine

HAZEL ROOFTOP LOUNGE Hazel offers fine international cuisine, exclusive signature cocktails, live entertainment, gorgeous views of Bahrain’s skyline combined with warm hospitality.\ Rd No 2819, Block 338, Adliya Telephone : +973 17231231

IBRIDA Ibrida, Ramee Grand’s very own club, is the heart of Bahrain’s biggest nightlife entertainment and has steadily become the perfect venue for the perfect night getaway to unwind.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef District Opening hours : 9PM-2AM Telephone : +973 3689 7378

IRIS Iris Bahrain stands out as the ultimate bar & lounge experience with its chill vibe, artisan cocktails, great views & smooth music.\ 3832 Road - Bldg 1078 - Block 338 - Adlyah Opening hours : Mon-Wed: 8pm - 2am Thu-Sat: 4pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1721 2223

JJ’S IRISH RESTAURANT Traditional Irish Pub where you can listen to great music from across the years or as the night birds will tell you, dancing the night away with our resident DJ’s.\ Building 30 352 Building 581, Road 1807, Block 318, Al Hoora Opening hours : Sun-Fri: 12pm - 2am Sat: 9am - 2am Ladies Night : Every Sunday Telephone : +973 3384 3005


KICKS ´The Pub´ ­great British tradition is alive and kicking with top entertainment from their resident DJ, live sport and food culminating in one of the most socially sociable atmospheres around.\ Diva Hotel Road 2414 - Bldg 879 Block 324 Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3648 8187


KLUB 360 Sophisticated nightclub in Bahrain. Beautiful place for beautiful people.\ The Elite Crystal Hotel, Building 1373, Road 2423, Area 324, Juffair


Nightlife Opening hours : Daily: 9pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Sunday & Wednesday Telephone : + 973 17 360 300

LA BELLEVUE Overlooking the sea and the city skyline, Bellevue is the place to chat and mingle. Sport addict can also enjoy a large selection of sport channel on TVs and a large screen.\ Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain, 121, Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Muharraq Opening hours : Daily: 5pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1729 8008

LA VINOTECA BARCELONA Festive energy of Spain meets the warm spirit of Bahrain, something incredible happens and that’s reflected in everything they do. \ Adliya Building 119, Road 3931, Block 338 Opening hours : Mon-Fri: 12pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1700 7808

LEGENDS \ Ramee California Hotel, Juffair Opening hours : 24 hours Telephone : +973 17 826 001

LIV BAHRAIN Prestiges VIP club. The entire concept revolves around the idea that no matter were you are in the club your mood should be enhanced by our interactive design.\ Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Ladies Night : Everyday before 1am Telephone : +973 6660 0025

LNT GASTROPUB \ Lanterns Restaurant, Block 338, Adliya Opening hours : Daily: 5PM-2PM Telephone : +973 17246777

LUXX Luxx Lounge is all about you having a great LIVE Band entertainment.\ ROAD 4041, AWAL AVENUE JUFFAIR Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3334 6809

MAI TAI Traditional trendy, exotic lounge.\ The RitzCarlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef Area P.O. Box 55577 Manama Opening hours : Daily: 10am - 1am Telephone : +973 1758 6555

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MEISEI Where dining and entertainment meet… an unrivalled atmosphere where the resident DJ plays the latest sounds to while away the evening hours.\ Bldg 951, Rd 3830, Blk 338, Adliya, P.O. Box 684 Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 3pm and 7pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every Tuesday Telephone : +973 17 007 770 www.meiseirestaurants. com

MUJU Beautiful sea view, chic and trendy design. \ The Dragon Resort Hotel, Amwaj Opening hours : 24 hours Telephone : +973 1603 9800



12.00PM TO 2.00AM Watch your favourite sports channels with friends and colleagues on multiple projector screens. Follow us

Player's Lounge Bahrain

Building 65, Road 4003, Block 340, Juffair P.O. Box 13220 | Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: +973 6631 6666 | Fax: +973 6631 6667

Refined casual lobby lounge. Enjoy the pianist while sipping a cocktail or a capuccino.\ King Faisal Highway , P.O. Box 777, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 7am - 11pm Telephone : +973-17-227777 manama/bahha/hoteldetail

POLO GASTROPUB English ambiance has resulted in several culinary accolades. Serving high-end gourmet pub food and beverages.\ The Palace Boutique Hotel Road 382, Bldg 212 Block 338, Adliya Opening hours : Sun-Thu: 4pm - 2am Fri-Sat: 12pm - 2am Telephone : +973 17725000

RED LIONS Live Music 7 nights a week / 3 bands a night! Home to all Satellite Sporting Events! Kitchen open till Midnight.\ Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Opening hours : Daily: 11am - 4am Telephone : +973 1711 1999

ROCKYS CAFE Lively, Loud and Loved. Great Food and Great Music from their Live Band and DJ’s.\ Ramee International Hotel Road 40, Building 256, Block 340,Juffair

Opening hours : Daily: 4:30pm - 2am Telephone : +973 3628 9349

THE PLAYERS LOUNGE The Players Lounge is a gastropub that offers meals, drinks and entertainment all of a high quality. This sports bar has multiple large screen televisions, all showing matches simultaneously allowing you to follow your team of choice. \ Building 65, Road 4003, Block 340, Juffair P.O. Box 13220 Manama Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Telephone : +973 6631 6666 restaurant/players-lounge/

SHERLOCK HOLMES Pub/Restaurant with good atmosphere and selection of mouth watering Pub Food and beverages.\ The Gulf Hotel Opening hours : Daily: 6pm - 2am Telephone : +973 17 713 000

SKYBAR Chic design on a rooftop, with a beautiful view of the city lights.\ THE DIVA HOTEL P.O. Box 75898 Al Fatih Hwy, Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Ladies Night : Every night before 12am Telephone : +973 13100131

Nightlife TERRACA@28 The open air rooftop restaurant is dedicated to serving the best Belgian and German food and drink, in a relaxed friendly environment. \ The Wyndham Garden, Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 6:30PM- 2AM Telephone : +973 66316666

THE K LOUNGE Sit back, unwind and relax at The K Lounge. Offering you the perfect mix of upscale ambience and comfort.\ The KHotel Bahrain P.O. Box 1412, Manama Opening hours : Daily: 11am - 2am Telephone : +973 1736 0000

TORINO Mediterranea steakhouse restaurant & lounge. Enjoy the rooftop with music from their DJ. \ Rd 3830, Blk 338, Adliya, P.O. Box 684 Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Ladies Night : Every Tuesday Telephone : +973 3409 1533

TRADER VIC’S Trader Vic’s is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain.\ The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef Area P.O. Box 55577 Manama Opening hours : Daily: till 2am Ladies Night : Every Tuesday Telephone : +973 1758 6555

TXOKO For something a little livelier, join the in-

crowd at Txoko lounge, for an evening of upbeat sounds, great cocktails and the glow of Manama at night. Crowning the top floor this is the place to listen, sip and mingle.\ The Domain Hotel Opening hours : Daily: 4pm - 2am Ladies Night : Every night except Friday Telephone : +973 66 395 608

TYPHOON BAR & LOUNGE Lounge bar in the Gulf Hotel.\ The Gulf Hotel Opening hours : Daily: 5pm - 2am Telephone : +973 1771 6395

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS Fusion of exquisite food blended with a great atmosphere.\ Building 754, Road 3825, Block 338, Adliya Opening hours : Sun- Wed: 11:30am- 3pm & 6pm to 12am Thu- Sat: 8am - 3pm & 6pm 02am Ladies Night : Every Saturday and Wednesday Telephone : +973 1771 3093

WARBLER English pub where great food, sports and entertainment comes together.\ P.O. Box 771, Block: 320, Road: 2005, Bldg: 176, Exhibition Road, Hoora Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Telephone : +97317290600

WEMBLEY Located in the heart of Juffair, Wembley Restaurant offers the ultimate combination of viewing live sporting action alongside an



Janabiya Telephone : +973 3944 8486

Muharraq Telephone : +973 1700 0020



Adliya, Manama Telephone : +973 1771 2533 web:

GALLERY ONE Store T05 Bahrain City Centre Telephone : +973 17178315

ARABESQUE ART GALLERY Road No. 3703, Manama Telephone : +973 17722916 web:

Road No. 3212 A’ali Telephone : +973 350 80474

NADINE GALLERY Um Al Hassam Avenue, Manama Telephone : +973 77442222 web:

NAQSH GALLERY Seef District, Manama Telephone : +973 17581122 web:

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exciting and diverse menu, offering traditional pub grub with a few surprises thrown in, all of which will surely excite those taste buds. \ Building No. 1188, Road No. 2420 Block 324 Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Telephone : +973 17 811 811

WRANGLER Wild West theme bar, hiphop rnb music all night long.\ Building 676, Road 4015, Block 340 Juffair Opening hours : Daily: 12pm - 12am Ladies Night : Sunday, Tuesday, Friday Telephone : +973 3983 1380

WU ASIAN Feast your senses on a vibrant blend of cultures as WU takes you on a culinary journey through the Far East. The carefully selected dishes are served in portions perfect for sharing to ensure an exciting and evolving dining experience.\ ART ROTANA Road 5722, Building 2780, Block 257, Amwaj Island Opening hours : Mon-Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-4pm, 6pm-midnight Ladies Night : Every Wednesday Telephone : +973 1600 0111

ZOE Zoë brings the spirit of New York to the heart of Bahrain. With a contemporary menu, Zoë introduces creative culinary techniques with a lively atmosphere for our clientele.\ Bldg 100 Road 3803 Block 338, MANAMA/AL QUDAIBIYA Opening hours : Sat-Tue noon-3pm, 7pmmidnight; Wed-Fri noon-3pm, 7pm-2am Telephone : +973 1771 6400

LA FONTAINE CENTRE OF CONTEMPRARY ART Hoora Avenue, Manama Telephone : +973 17230123 web:

THE BAHRAIN ARTS SOCIETY Budaiya Highway Telephone : +973 17590551 web:

BIN MATAR HOUSE Al Muharraq Telephone : +973 17322549 web:


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Dilmun Burial Mounds Sh. Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort Royal Golf Club Horse Racing Complex Bahrain International Circuit Gravity Indoor Skydiving Al Areen Wildlife Park Tree of Life Al Jazair Beach First Oil well Al Dar Island


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MANAMA & MUHARRAQ HOTELS & RESORTS 1. The Ritz-Carlton 2. Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain 3. Reef Resort 4. Swiss-Belhotel Seef 5. Elite Seef Residence & Hotel 6. Mercure Grand Hotel 7. Ibis Hotel 8. The K Hotel 9. Elite Crystal Hotel 10. Al Safir Hotel & Tower 11. Gulf Hotel 12. The Domain 13. The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel 14. Crowne Plaza 15. Elite Resort & Spa 16. Novotel Al Dana Resort 17. Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay 18. Wyndham Grand Manama 19. Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands

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LANDMARKS 1. Bahrain International Airport 2. Bahrain Financial Harbour 3. Bahrain World Trade Centre

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Bahrain Fort The Royal Camel Farm A’Ali Pottery Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre Seef Mall City Centre Mall Wahooo! Water Park Bab Al Bahrain Adliya Resturants & 338 Flamingo Habitat Al Fateh Grand Mosque Coral Bay Funland Centre Bahrain National Museum Bahrain National Theater Muharraq Souq Muharraq Traditional House Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House Seef Mall, Muharraq Arad Fort Dragon City Khalifa Bin Salman Port Visit Bahrain Main Office

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Restaurants 1. ATTIC 2. Calexico 3. Cine Cafe 4. Madeleine 5. Mirai 6. Monsoon 7. Café Lilou 8. Upstairs Downstairs Restaurant 9. Florence La Maison Méditerranéenne 10. Lantern’s Lounge & Restaurant 11. Cafe Italia 12. Camelot Restaurant & Lounge 13. Café Amsterdam 14. La Vinoteca Barcelona 15. My Cafe 16. Meisei This artistic representation of the Kingdom of Bahrain is not drawn to scale and does not accurately represent locations, sizes and shapes of objects and areas. Not intended for navigational purposes. Designed by Visit Bahrain.



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