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Help Help Help / Bahraine Time Right Now
« on: June 13, 2016, 06:20:55 AM »
I think it will be usefull for all who need to know what is Bahrain time right now and Bahraine time zone


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Bahrain News and Events / Nightlife in Bahrain - what's hot in February
« on: February 04, 2014, 02:58:08 AM »
Do you like going out? Nightlife in Bahrain is amazing?
What is interesting in Bahrain this month?

February 6 Thursday



Happy house
Sami Dee of Arthaus spin deep house tunes along side DJ costa  at Tabu.
Where: Tabu Lounge, Panorama Hotel, Juffair
Call: 39 994 199

Pink Elephant at Elements
Fun night at the pool lounge at the InterCon with DJs Kiwi and Serge. They promise great music in the cool surroundings with happy hour from 6pm-9pm and the new Pink Elephant Rendezvous taking over from 9pm.
Where: Elements Pool Lounge, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
Call: 17 227 777


February 7-9 weekend


Amente de la Salsa

Closing party with salsa artists at Ibrida at the Mercure.

***((SALSA WORKSHOP))
Friday 7th February and Saturday 8th February
at Ibrida in Ramee Grand Hotel – Seef

***((Pre Party at Friday night))
Friday 7th February 2014
at LQ in Pars International Hotel - Juffair
door open at 6pm to 2am

***((Amante de La SALSA))
Saturday 8th February 2014
at Ibrida in Ramee Grand Hotel – Seef
Salsa classes from 7:30pm to 9pm
Dance and enjoy the Latin Vibes until midnight with performance and show
Entrance BD 5 include one soft drink


***((CASA de Baile)) - 5th Valentine's Salsa Party
Sunday 9th February 2014
at Casa Bar in Mercure Grand Hotel – Seef
Salsa Class from 8pm to 9pm
Dance and enjoy the Latin Vibes until midnight
Entrance BD 5 include one beverage and snack bar
dress code: Red

Artists:

1.Esteban Isnardi
Elected member of the sub-committee of the IDO (International Dance Organization) for latin-caribbean danse (Salsa, Mambo, Rueda, etc.) from 2005 to 2012
Podium at the World Championship of Rueda (Turin 2003)
Swiss Champion 2001 and 2004, Vice Swiss Champion 2003 of Rueda
Male dancer ranked 4th at the Salsa Swiss Championship 2003 and qualified for the European Championship.
4th of the World Championship of Rueda 2005 (Bassano, IT.), 5th in 2007 (Bassano, IT.), 5th of the "Rueda Mundial" at the Cubamemucho 2008 (Munich, GER.)
Choregrapher of the dancers chorus "Agua Caliente" (Saint-Etienne, France 2007), "Salsa Con Timba" (Budapest, Hungary 2008), "Salsa Team" (Belgrade, Serbia 2008) and "Combinaciَn Perfecta" (Geneva, Switzerland 2008)
Guest of Honour of the CUBAMEMUCHO : Award 2008 "Ambassador of Cuban Culture" (Munich, GER.)
Judge at 6 World Championships (Caribbean Danse 2004 and 2006, Street Mambo 2006, Latin Show 2006), a World Cup (Salsa 2006), 5 European Championships (Argentine Tango 2004, Swing 2004, Disco Fox 2006, Bachata 2005, Salsa 2006), an European Cup (Salsa 2004), at two Swiss Championships (Salsa, Bachata, Rueda 2005 and 2014) and at an Open of Italy (Salsa 2003)

2.Smith M. Leysis
Born in La Habana (buenavista) the 15th of November.
Her artistic career begins at 7 years old in the "escuela nacional de Ballet de Ly 19 el Vedado", directed by the legendary Alicia Alonso.
At the end of her studies of ballet she starts in the Escuela Nacional de variedades y espectáculos ENA.
In 1998 she enters in the escuela del Cabaret Tropicana with the artistic director Santiago Alfonzo. She obtains her diploma after one year of lessons.
Before traveling to Italy she works in the ballet de a Tv Cubana, participating with other dancers and famous musicians in many congresses and festivals.
She is first female dancer at the Latin Jazz in Sant'Marten in 1999 with Chucho Valdés,Maracas,César Pedroso and many others.
She was dancer of the italo-Cuban company "Hello Habana", of the Empresa Nacional de Circo de Cuba.
She arrives in Italy in 2001.
She works there as an instructor, dancer, choreographer and director of La Accademia "By Cuban Danza" in Bologna.
She was part of the team Latin Black of Seo Fernandez and teacher of CUBAMEMUCHO,organización directed by Raffael Sonnenschein.
Nowadays she works in many international
congresses and festivals.
She's very well known and celebrated around the word for her knowledge, art, sociability and energy.

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Where: Ibrida, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa and Mercure Hotel, Seef.

Call: 97339633800


February 13 Thursday


Buble at Up N Down
If you like your music swing and croon style, check out the Michael Buble tribute, Shane Hampsheir who’s been variously described as ‘outstanding’, ‘superb’ and ‘a very special talent’. According to the blurb he’s the UK’s Number 1 Buble tribute so this could be the ideal pre-Valentine’s night for lovers or just a great night out for fans of good music.

Where: Upstairs Downstairs, Alidya.
Tickets BD12 including a welcome drink.
Cal: 36 366 500

Arthaus Valentine’s Edition
It’s the day before and we’re not quite sure how house does love, Barry White at mega BPM? Oh well perhaps not. Sami and the Arthaus guys will be back to their regular home for a slightly smoochy themed February Arthaus. Enjoy.

Where: Brazil Lounge, Adliya
Call:17 826 686


February 28 Friday

Pink Friday

Take a trip down to Bushido for the monthly ladies night special with drinks offers for the girls and the chance to walk away with a gift from Emporio Armani.
Where: Bushido, Seef
Call: 17 583 5550

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Bahrain News and Events / Comedy Night in The Windsor Room January 30
« on: January 28, 2014, 03:22:57 AM »
 Comedy Night in The Windsor Room

January 30



7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Another great night of Comedy at the British Club!

Special price of BD13 for British Club members and guests.

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Bahrain News and Events / Jazz Night in The Ascot Restaurant January 28th
« on: January 28, 2014, 03:18:23 AM »
Looking for fun this evening? Visit Jazz Night in The Ascot Restaurant:

 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Jazz Night with live music from Frankie’s Friends is back!

Great entertainment with great food for only BD9.000 per person!

Menu

 Starters

Soup of the Day
Or
Stuffed Eggplant Roulade with Steamed Baby Spinach and Red Pepper Aioli
Or
Scallop Wrapped in Bacon on Pea Puree with a Salmon Carpaccio and Grapefruit Sabayon

 Main Course

Grilled Beef Tenderloin on Wild Mushroom, Crab Claws & Madeira Sauce
Served with Parley Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Or
Baked Cod Fillet with Clams and Chorizo Sauce
Served with New Potatoes and Barigoule Artichoke
Or
Free Range Chicken Breast Served with Fondant Potatoes
Wild Mushroom Ragout & Baked Asparagus
Or
Pork Wellington Served with Fondant Potatoes
Bean and Swede Puree & Red Wine Sauce

Desserts

White Chocolate Tart with Raspberry Sauce
Or
Passion Fruit Cheese Cake with Orange Sorbet
Or
Pineapple Treacle Upside Down Cake

 Coffee & After Dinner Mints

 Please book your table at Reception

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« on: November 11, 2013, 06:52:03 AM »
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Bahrain Guide and Photos / What to do on Friday in Bahrain
« on: September 04, 2013, 03:42:04 AM »
Friday evening is a time for going out and having fun.
Where you can go in Bahrain on Friday?

Al Waha
Brunch with International and regional dishes, chilled as well as cooked to order seafood. Mexican band, face painting, balloon twister - all you can eat buffet.
BD22 or BD26 with selected grape. Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Adliya (17 713 000).

Baharat
International brunch buffet with special Arabic corner and kids’ bite-sized dishes. Kids’ entertainment and access to the pool.
BD28 inc selected beverages, kids six to 12 half price, under sixes eat free. Family package, two adults and two under 12s BD70. 12.30-4pm. Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, Seef (17 171 000).

BAPCO

Club Full roast dinner plus soups, salads and mezze.
BD6 or BD3 for five-10 year olds, under fives free. Fri noon-2.30pm. Awali (17 753 377).

Bushido
Offering a selection of Japanese and international cuisine with live cooking stations.
BD24.500++ including selected beverages. Fri. Near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Seef (17 583 555).

Country Club
Glass of bubbly, juices and selected beverages included.
BD10, children under 10 half price. Fri 9am-4pm. Jannusan (17 593 593).

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Bollywood Brunch. Great Indian food in one of the island’s yummiest sub-continental eateries with live Indian music.
BD12.950+++ including selected beverages, BD15.950++ with unlimited selected beverages. Last Friday of the month. Diplomatic Area (17 531 122).

Crowne Plaza Bahrain

Absolutly Fabulous Brunch. Unlimited buffet and drinks with live cooking stations across three restaurants.
BD19.950++ (unlimited house beverages) per person; BD15.950++ (softdrinks) per person. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Diplomatic Area (17 531 122).

Cucina Italiana
Traditional Italian brunch including appetizers or antipasti, pastas, assorted Italian cold cuts and cheeses, breads, salad, fruits and desserts.
Various price options from BD8 to BD25 for full brunch including drinks, kids two-12 half price. 10.30am-3pm. Al Safir Hotel, Fateh (17 001 317).

Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa

Bruch pool party serves international buffet with six live cooking stations. Free flow of selected brews and beverages.
BD24, military BD20, kids between six and 13, BD12.00, under sixes eat free. Fri noon-3pm. Diplomatic Area (17 531 666).

Elite Resort & Spa
One of the best value brunches around with a massive buffet and kids’ entertainment.
BD12, half price for kids under 11 plus access to the pool. Muharraq (17 373 333).

Kicks
Has fast become one of the island’s most popular party brunches and it’s a smallish venue so make sure to book. The food’s not brilliant but it’s more than compensated for by the atmosphere, specially when the karaoke kicks in.
BD16 inclusive of selected drinks. Fri noon-5pm. Hotel Diva, Juffair (39 922 583).

Klouds
Discover the K difference with the extensive buffet and live cooking stations plus live entertainment from Rick and Zoe.
BD19.500++ inc selected beverages. 12.30-4pm. The K Hotel, Juffair (17 360 000).

La Brasserie

Enjoy a lavish buffet or a la carte menu at this 24-hour coffee shop which boasts a warm and friendly ambiance and great service. La Brasserie also offers an excellent selection of beverages.
BD10 net per adult and BD5 net for kid. Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (17 313 333).

La Med

Buffet of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties as well as live cooking areas.
BD27 including unlimited house beverages Half price for children aged four to 12; no charge for children under four. Fri. Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, Seef (17 586 499).

Links at the Royal Golf Club
Friday carvery is one of the island’s favourites.
BD18 (members’ discount applies), BD9.5 for kids under 12. Fri noon-4pm. Riffa (17 750 777).

Masso
A chance to taste much of the Masso menu at a brunch price.
BD19++ without drinks, BD25 with selected beverages. Fri/Sat. The Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (17 721 061).

MUJU Restaurant & Lounge
Stunning sea views, gourmet delights and live jazz music all complimented with free-flowing beverages.
BD25 per person. Fri noon-5pm. The Dragon Resort Hotel, Amwaj Islands (16 039 800).

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
Spread throughout the hotel’s three restaurants, with balloons and face painting for kids.
BD23.200++ per person, children aged six-12 half price under sixes go free. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Muharraq (17 460 000).

Ric's Kountry Kitchen

Anglo-American food, this is the best place to head after a heavy night.
BD16.5 inclusive of drinks, children aged seven-12 half price, under sevens free. Fri 11am-3pm. Near Al Jazeera Supermarket, Juffair (17 725 550).

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa

Over the three venues Saraya, Fiamma and Wok, offering a wide range of international foods, live cooking stations – antipasti, wok, eggs and pancakes – ice cream, crepes etc.
BD28 inc drinks. Fri 12.20pm-4pm. 105 Zallaq Highway (17 636 363).

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel
Buffet of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialities as well as live cooking stations including pasta, sushi, seafood and rotisserie station plus huge desserts section and chocolate fountain.
BD29 inc selected beverages, half price for children aged four to 12. Under fours eat free. 12.30pm-4pm. Seef (17 586 499).

Upstairs Downstairs
One of the most civilised brunches in Bahrain, choose from a set four-course menu with unlimited house beverages.
BD14++. Fri noon-3pm. Adliya (17 713 093).

Warbler
Wide range of international foods on the buffet plus a live band and kids’ activities.
BD15. Fri. Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora (17 290 600).

By Time Out Bahrain staff

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Bahrain News and Events / Ramadan in Bahrain 2014.
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:47:58 AM »
    US personnel in Bahrain given guidelines as Ramadan 2014 begins

    [The Navy Exchange on Naval Support Activity Bahrain has set up special racks with "Ramadan-approved" clothing. U.S. personnel in Bahrain are required to dress conservatively during the Muslim holy month. Hendrick Simoes/Stars and Stripes]
    The Navy Exchange on Naval Support Activity Bahrain has set up special racks with "Ramadan-approved" clothing. U.S. personnel in Bahrain are required to dress conservatively during the Muslim holy month.
       
    A Muezzin, the person who recites the Muslim call for prayer, recites the afternoon prayer on March 2, 2013, at the Grand Mosque in Juffair, Bahrain.

    MANAMA, Bahrain — With the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the day, U.S. personnel stationed in the Middle East will be expected to observe certain restrictions when off base and their daily routines may be affected in other ways as well.

    Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours. In Bahrain, Americans can be fined for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off base.

    For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar – the meal that breaks the fast.

    Alaa Afifi, an intercultural relations specialist at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, has spent the past several weeks educating U.S. personnel on what to expect.

    "Ramadan is different than any other day in our life," he said, adding that if foreigners know and respect the culture of a country, local people will respect them as well.

    Chief Petty Officer Rashad Boyd who attended one of Afifi's briefings on Sunday, said it was beneficial to learn the do's and don'ts during the holy month. "I don't want to offend anyone in this county," he said.

    Afifi said the purpose of his briefings is to provide advice and "avoid misunderstandings."

    Navy officials have implemented guidelines for all U.S. personnel to follow throughout the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet area of responsibility, which includes the Middle East and Afghanistan.

    The approved dress code requires men to wear long sleeves and pants, and women to wear sleeves that extend below the elbow, and pants or skirts long enough to cover the knees.

    The Navy Exchange on NSA Bahrain has even set up clothing racks advertising "Ramadan Approved Apparel."

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Daniels said he looks forward to the cross-cultural experience.

    "No matter what country you're in, you have to respect your surroundings," said Daniels, who arrived in Bahrain a week ago.

    Ramadan 2014 in Bahrain will also offer some unique experiences for Americans stationed in the area, such as the highly popular Ramadan tents where Americans can experience Iftar — the traditional evening meal — and go midnight shopping, since most malls and shops will be open at night during the month.

    Things to Know During Ramadan:

    -    Eating, drinking, chewing and smoking in public are civil offenses in some Arab countries.
    -   Men should wear long sleeves and pants. Women’s sleeves should extend below the elbow and pants or skirts should cover the knees.
    -    Avoid critical remarks about fasting or any religious practice.
    -    Most restaurants will be closed except those in 4- and 5-star hotels.
    -    Shops are usually closed during the day and open at night until early morning hours.
    -    Arabs are good hosts and may offer you food or refreshments during daylight hours. Such offers should be declined.
    -    All consumption of alcohol by U.S. Personnel is prohibited at any off base public venue in the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet AOR during Ramadan.
    -    It's polite to say 'Ramadan Kareem' during Ramadan.[/li][/list]


    Source

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    Help Help Help / MOVED: What is the best Gym in Bahrain?
    « on: June 20, 2013, 05:54:03 AM »

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    Jobs in Bahrain / Baby Sitters in Bahrain
    « on: March 19, 2013, 09:41:38 AM »
    If you are looking for a baby sister in Bahrain or would like to offer your help, please post here.

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    Bahrain is set to host eShabab 2013 next summer under the patronage of Minister of State for Communication Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
    The event will come along a conference on technological innovation and will be organized by Work Smart for events management at Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Centre from July 1 to 3.

    The function aims to encourage the youth to innovate, compete and make use of their hidden potentials by developing technological innovative projects.

    It will also provide the needed marketing to those projects that are highly expected to succeed.

    The conference on technological innovation will focus on the latest innovative trends with more than twenty guest speakers from around the world.

    It is worth to note that eShabab 2013 is the third edition of an event which was organized by Gulf Future Business Company in 2009 and 2010. However, it is expected to gain momentum this year as it is not only a youth-oriented competition but will feature a rich programme including an international conference in technological innovation, full-day workshops and discussion sessions between innovators and the private sector.

    Many universities in Bahrain have shown interest in taking part in the event with innovative projects in the information and communication technology field. Winning teams will be honoured in the competition.

    Work Smart CEO Ahmed Al-Hujairi thanked Shaikh Fawaz for patronizing the event and the universities in Bahrain for their cooperation.

    He said "the ultimate objective of eShabab is to engage the youth in the development process by encouraging them to tap on their creativity potentials."

    AOQ

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    Cyprus' parliament is due to hold an emergency session to discuss a big bailout, which has angered the public.

    President Nicos Anastasiades' Democratic Rally party has 20 seats in the 56-member assembly and needs other parties' support to ratify the deal, BBC reported.

    The 10bn-euro ($13bn; £8.6bn) bailout agreed by the EU and IMF demands that all bank customers pay a one-off levy and has led to heavy cash withdrawals.

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    Accommodation in Bahrain / List of 5 stars hotels in Bahrain
    « on: March 15, 2013, 06:19:20 AM »
    Does anybody have the list of 5* hotels in Bahrain?

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    Seoul: Feb. 13 South Korea's Department of Defense announced today that earth tremors had been detected which confirm that North Korea has conducted its third underground nuclear test today.

    The South Korean Defense Ministry stated that the US Geophysics Survey (USGS) Center had detected a magnitude 4.9 tremor, pointing out its epicenter was close to North Korea's nuclear testing location.

    North Korea announced today that it will continue to launch long-range missiles. The North Korean Central News Agency said today (Tuesday 12 Feb.) that the Political Bureau in the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling Labor Party had convened a meeting yesterday (Monday 11 Feb.) in which it was decided to continue the launching of such missiles and rockets. (IY)

    From Bahrain News Agency.

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    If you are looking for a villa, falt, apartment in Bahrain you can try to find it on http://www.kabproperties.com website.

    • Good Selection of flats in Bahrain
    • Competitive flat rates in Bahrain
    • Stylish modern flats / apartments


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    Manama: Feb. 7 – (BNA) Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, received in his office today at Gudaibiya Palace, a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag)'s , Mr. Rolf Hempelmann, from the Socialist Democrataic Party, on the occasion of the latter's current visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.



    During the meeting, His Highness welcomed Mr. Rolf Hempelmann, praising solid bilateral cooperation relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the friendly Federal Republic of German, asserting the significance of increasing bilateral cooperation and coordination between the two friendly countries in various fields, especially parliamentary fields.


    From his side, Mr. Rolf Hempelmann thanked His Highness the Deputy Premier for the welcoming reception and attention, asserting that the invitation of HM the King to resume the national consensus dialogue is a major step which is meets with encouragement, welcoming and support from the Federal Republic of Germany. The meeting was attended by the German Ambassadress in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mrs. Sabine Taufmann, Mr. Abdurrahman Rashid Bu Majeed (MP) and the chairman of the Committee on External Affairs, Defense and National Security and Dr. Jamal Mohammed Saleh (MP). (IY)

    From Bahrain News Agency.

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