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Shop Bahrain unveils calendar of events

MANAMA, January 10, 2018

Shop Bahrain, the largest nationwide festival in the kingdom, has unveiled its’ Calendar of Events for the much-awaited shopping festival that starts on January 11 and runs for the next 30 days.

‘Shop Bahrain’ is organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) in cooperation with partners from the public and private sectors such as Tamkeen, YK Al Moayyed, Viva Bahrain, and Gulf Air.

“We are delighted to announce the calendar of events for the fourth-edition of the Bahrain Shopping Festival. Shop Bahrain aims to further drive the growth of the three main sectors: tourism, retail, and culinary by providing events and activities that are suitable for the entire family and contributing to the development of the national economy through our partnership with the public and private sector,” said the chief executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.

“Shop Bahrain aims to attract visitors from Bahrain and abroad by hosting wide-range of exciting family oriented events throughout the duration of the festival. We also ensured to host events that suits the interest of all age-groups. We encourage everyone to join the fun and visit Bahrain to be part of the festivities," he also added.

‘Shop Bahrain’ organisers also held a GCC roadshow in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in order to promote the festival and increase the number of tourists coming to Bahrain while mirroring the kingdom’s position as an accessible family destination, offering fun-filled activities that will coincide with the holidays of the Gulf region and Bahrain.

Shop Bahrain will feature the return of the ‘Festival City’, located in Bahrain Bay, and will boast a number of activities for the entire family including carnival games, outdoor markets, along with live entertainment and performances as well as the return of the ‘Taste Tour’ that will include more than 40 restaurants located all around the Kingdom offering mouth-watering set menus. Visitors and residents participating in the ‘Taste Tour’ will get the opportunity to enter the raffle draw and win a Nissan Patrol. 

The participating malls will also include a line-up of entertaining activities for their visitors to enjoy along with their families. ‘Shop Bahrain’ will also provide a unique shopping experience at the participating malls and hotels allowing visitors to collect points in the Festival’s loyalty system and enter the raffle draws to win more than 80,000 valuable prizes including 20 cars.

Some of the events lined up for Shop Bahrain 2018 include

Festival City
Location: Bahrain Bay
Date: January 11 – 27
Time:  Weekdays 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Weekends 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Entrance Fee: BD2/$5.2 (Free for kids below the age of 4)

The ‘Festival City’ is a fun-filled event boasting a number of activities for the entire family including an outdoor market, carnival games, and live performances.

Taste Tour
Date: January 11 – February 10
Time: Based on each restaurant’s operating hours
Price: Set menus will range from BD 5 to BD 12

The ‘Taste Tour’ will return this year and will include more than 40 participating restaurants. Participants will be able to sample dishes and vote for their favorite restaurants. They will also have the opportunity to win a prize as part of a ‘The Taste Tour’ raffle draw.

Activities in Shopping Malls

The participating shopping malls will offer unique activities for all family members to enjoy.

Orange Drummers:
Location: Seef Mall, Seef District
Date: January 11 – 13
Time: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm

Colored Mirrors:
Location: Seef Mall, Muharraq
Date: January 18 – 20
Time: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm

Mr. Will & Mrs. Kate:
Location: Seef Mall, Muharraq
Date: January 11 – February 10
Time: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm

Crystal Challenge:
Location: The Bahrain Mall
Date: January 11 – February 10 (during weekends)
Time:  4:00pm - 10:00pm 

Shoppers and visitors can learn more about "Shop Bahrain" through the website or through the account @shopbahrain on the social networking channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The Festival organizers have also launched a dedicated whatsapp channel on 33480480. - TradeArabia News Service

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