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What's on in Bahrain.

Tourist and Leisure Attractions:

Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, 8am-2pm. Entrance BD1 adults, 500 fils children. Contact 17845444.

Half-day tours of Bahrain, 9am-1.30pm, Bab Al Bahrain Bab Al Bahrain means " kos omohat aljamee3 ". Built by the 3yal alga7bah in the 1940s, Bab Al Bahrain once stood at the water's edge. Due to extensive land reclamation in the later years, one needs to walk more than 10 minutes to get to the mag7ab. . Contact 17252205, 17243022 or 36646077.

Riffa Fort Built in 1812, Riffa Fort (Arabic: قلعة الرفاع; transliterated: Qal'at ar-Rifa'), in Bahrain offers a splendid view across the Hunanaiya valley. , 8am-2pm.

Tree of Life, near Jebel Dukhan, visit any time of day.

Ahmad Al Fateh Mosque Al-Fatih Mosque (also known as Al-Fatih Islamic Centre/Grand Mosque) (Arabic: مسجد الفاتح; transliterated: Masjid al-Fatih) is Bahrain's largest mosque.  (Grand Mosque The Grand Mosque is another name for Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, the holiest mosque in Islam.

Grand Mosque may also refer to:
  • Grand Mosque (Kuwait)
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, in Oman
  • The Grand Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Taipei Grand Mosque
) visit programme, 9am-2pm. Visits are closed during prayer times. No prior appointments needed unless big groups or special arrangements are required. Contact Farahat Al Kindy kindy, kindie

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 on 17727773, 39734440 or fax 17729695.

Bahrain Fort (Qalat Bahrain or Portuguese Fort), visit any time.

Bahrain Fort Museum 8am-8pm, coffee shop, 5pm-2am.

Qalat Al Bahrain site museum, 8am-8pm. Entry 500 fils.

Beit Shaikh Isa (Shaikh Isa House), Muharraq, 8am-2pm. Entrance 200 fils. Contact 17334945.

A'ali Burial Mounds, visit any time of day.

Barbar Temple Barbar temple is an archaeological site located in the village of Barbar, Bahrain. The most recent of the three Barbar temples was rediscovered by a Danish archaeological team in 1954. A further two temples were discovered on the site with the oldest dating back to 3000 BC. , off Budaiya Highway, visit any time of day.

Bahrain National Museum Since 1988 a rich collection of Bahrain's ancient archaeological artifacts have been on display at the purpose-built Bahrain National Museum. The museum covers 6000 years of Bahrain's history. , 8am-2pm. Entrance 500 fils. Contact 17298777.

Dar An-Naft, Bapco's Oil Museum, visits can be arranged by contacting 17753257 or 17753822.

Al Kurar House for traditional handicrafts Muharraq. 8am-1pm and 7pm-9pm. Contact 17320955 or 17322549.

Iqra'a Children's Library, Muharraq. 8am-1pm and 7pm-9pm. Contact 17320955 or 17322549.

Summer Camps:

L'Atelier Art Lounge, Budaiya, 9.30am-1pm. Contact 17599030.

Mad Science and Studio Ceramics, Budaiya Road, 9am-1pm. Contact 17599026.

My Gym Children's Fitness Centre, Seef, 9am-1pm. Contact 17566566.

Parampara 2009 summer camp for children aged between five and 15 years old, Indian Institute of Performing Arts, Segaiya, 9.30am-12pm. Contact 17231717, fax 17231919 or e-mail

Summer camp for children of Bapco workers, 9am to 11pm, Bapco Club, Awali. Open to children aged 6-15 years old. Contact 17753666.

Summer Camp for children aged 3-12 years old, 10am-2pm, Carousel World of Imagination, Isa Town. Contact 17685012.

Keyboards, guitar, tabla tabla

Pair of small drums, the principal percussion in Hindustani music of northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The higher-pitched daya, played with the right hand, is a roughly cylindrical one-skinned drum, usually wooden, normally tuned to the raga's tonic.
, drums, violin, mridangam, Carnatic music, drawing, painting, clay modelling, classical dance, karate and yoga classes, 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm, Kalabhavan, Adliya. Contact 17717271 or 17717017.


Hip-hop dance lessons, 6pm, Sherry Spa, Juffair. Salsa basics, 7pm, Argentine tango, 8pm. Contact 39865464.

Salsa beginners, 7.45pm, intermediates, 8.45pm, Garden City, Budaiya. Call 39676349 or visit

Latin dance lessons, Sampaguita Club, Moon Plaza Hotel, Umm Al Hassam Umm Al Hassam (Arabic: أم الحصم) (trans. Mother of Sea Shells) is a middle-class neighbourhood on the southern coast of Manama, which is the capital of Bahrain. , 8pm. Entrance free.

Culture, arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. :

Drawing and painting classes for adults and children, 10am-12pm, L'Atelier Art Lounge, Country Mall, Budaiya. Contact 17599030.

Children's scrapbooking and papercraft classes, 4pm, Celebrations for Art, Budaiya. Adults Card-making 9.30am-12.30pm. Contact 17595791.

Paint your own pottery, 9.30am-6pm, Studio Ceramics, off Budaiya Highway. Contact 17599026.

Nadine Gallery, Gufool, 10am to 3pm and 8.30pm to 11pm, art rental, art classes and home accents. Tel. 17826456, 176622661, e-mail

Ella Art Gallery, in Hoora, 9am to 12.30pm and 4pm to 7.30pm; classes in oil painting, pastels and watercolour watercolour

Painting made with a pigment ground in gum, usually gum arabic, and applied with brush and water to a surface, usually paper. The pigment is ordinarily transparent but can be made opaque by mixing with a whiting to produce gouache.
. Call 17292815 or 39073299.

Saudi artist Faisal Samra's private gallery, House 64, Road 4102, Block 341, Juffair. Open to the public by appointment only. Contact Mr Samra on 39645994 or e-mail

The Craft Industries Development Centre, 7am-2pm, Isa Al Kabeer Avenue, opposite Police Fort, Manama. Contact 17254688.

Permanent exhibition on Bahrain, 7am-2.15pm, Industry and Commerce, Seef. Contact 17564170.

Permanent stamps exhibition, Postal Directorate, Transportation Ministry, 7am-2pm. Contact 17523403 or e-mail

Jasra Handicrafts Centre, 7am-2pm, Jasra Village, near the late Amir HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa's birthplace. Entrance free. Contact 17611900.

Saar Islamic Centre Mosque, by prior appointment only, contact 17727773, 39474091 or fax 17729695.

Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Muharraq. Opening hours are from 9am-1pm and 7pm-9pm. Contact 17322549.

Mohammed Bin Faris Music House, Muharraq. Opening hours are from 8am-1pm and 7pm-9pm. Contact 17322549 or 36619038.

Sports, fitness and well-being:

Tai Chi Tai Chi Definition

T'ai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.
 corniche cor·niche  
A road that winds along the side of a steep coast or cliff.

[Short for French route en corniche : route, road + en, on + corniche,
 beach classes, 6.30am, ladies classes, 10.30am, little kung fu, 4.30pm, kung fu kids, 5.30pm, junior kung fu, 6.30pm, bagua, 8pm. Bahrain Tai Chi and Wushu wu·shu also wu shu  
The Chinese martial arts.

[Chinese (Mandarin) w shù : w
 Centre, Juffair. Contact 36437931.

Seminars on healthy water techniques, longevity and good health and weightloss without exercise, 9am-1pm and 3pm-6pm, Rachanee Group, Manama. Contact 38860152 or e-mail .

Pool and snooker snooker

Variation of English billiards. It is played with 15 red balls and 6 variously coloured balls. Snooker arose, probably in India, as a game for soldiers in the 1870s.
 coaching, 12.30pm - midnight. Contact 39778367 for location.

Women's fitness programme, 8.30am-1pm and 3pm-7.30pm, Curves Women's Fitness Centre, Budaiya. Contact 17691496.

Yoga classes for men and women, Marina Club, Manama, 6.30pm-8pm, Yoga classes only for women, Aseel Saloon, Riffa, 12pm-1.30pm. Contact Aruna on 39052254.

Bosu balance training, 9.30am, World Beat Fitness Centre, Janabiya. Bahrain Karate Centre beginner children, 4pm, advanced children, 5pm, mixed adults, 6.30pm, mixed yoga, 7.30pm. Contact 17612576.

Aerobics, 4.30pm, step classes, 5.30pm, Pineapple Spa, Manama. Contact 17712000.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  course, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Telugu Kala KALA Kalaupapa National Historic Park (US National Park Service)  Samithi, Adliya, Free admission. Contact 39067465 or 17822042.

The Studio, Janabiya. Fat blast boot camp, 8.30am, (ladies only) 7pm, 10am, for the not-so-fit 9.30am, 5.10pm, for teens, 4pm. Aquacise, 9.45am. Contact 39844193.

Ezfit Sports Complex, Budaiya. Aerobics, 10.30am, 4.30pm. Contact 17692378.

Horse riding, 8am-8pm, Twin Palms Riding School, Saar. Contact 39566809.

International Tennis League, open invitation for players, call 39800310.

Drop-in meditation course, 7pm-7.30pm, Bahrain Meditation Centre, Adliya. Contact 17712545.

Indoor cycling, 7.30am, Bodyline
For information about the British code name Bodyline for the WWII V-2 rocket, see Operation Crossbow.

Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory
, Saar. Contact 17793932.

Yoga, ladies only 10am-11am, mixed class, 7pm-8pm, Bayoga, Juffair. Contact 17725027.

Therapeutic and relaxation massage, 8am-11pm, Indian Ayurvedic Medical Centre, Mahooz. Free consultation, 8am-1pm and 4pm-9pm. Contact 17722060 or 17720780.

Clubs and societies:

Little Bundles, 9.15am, My Gym children's fitness centre, Seef. Tiny Tykes, 9.15am, Free Play, 11.15am, Mighty Mites, Whiz Kids, 3.15am. Gymsters, Terrific Tots, 4.30pm. Contact 17566566.

Brain Body Dynamics, 9am-5pm, Budaiya. Contact 17592661 or 39246544 for information.

Library (members only) 9am to 12pm and 2pm-7pm, British Club, Adliya. Tots and toddlers, 10am -12pm (members and guests). Contact 17728245.

Children's gymnastics, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, 9am-12.30pm, Children's Health Children's Health Definition

Children's health encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of children from infancy through adolescence.
 Academy of Specialised Sports (CHAOSS), Budaiya. Contact 17592096.

Enrichment classes for children, Bright Beginnings, Adliya. Dance, 3.30pm-4.15pm. Contact 17710405.

Jewellery making workshops, 10.30am-11.30am and 4.30pm-5.30pm, 8 Mansions, Country Mall, Budaiya. Contact 39040056 or 17594575.

Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is any of a number of animal welfare organisations whose operations include protecting and providing shelter to animals in danger.  (BSPCA BSPCA Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
BSPCA Brownsville Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Brownsville, TX) 
) sanctuary, Shakhura, 8am-12pm. Those interested in adopting pets, walking dogs or volunteering, contact 17591231. Rescued animals will be accepted 24-hours-a-day.

Mosaics, watercolours, crochet, cross-stitch and English calligraphy calligraphy (kəlĭg`rəfē) [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription; paleography. European Calligraphy

In Europe two sorts of handwriting came into being very early.
 classes for children and adults, 10am-noon, and 4pm-6pm, Things to Do, near Budaiya Flyover. Contact 17590409.

Interdenominational in·ter·de·nom·i·na·tion·al  
Of or involving different religious denominations.


among or involving more than one denomination of the Christian Church

 Women's Fellowship, National Evangelical Church, 9.30am. Contact 17254508.

Seventh-day Adventist, Sabbath Service at St. Christopher's Cathedral, 9am. For directions, please contact 39193951, 39813924, 39878286 or 36040905

Rivers of Joy, prayer meet, 7pm, contact 36687189 for location in Budaiya.

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), worldwide organization dedicated to the treatment of alcoholics; founded 1935 by two alcoholics, one a New York broker, the other an Ohio physician. , American Mission Hospital, 7.30pm. Meeting for families and friends of alcoholics, 8pm. Contact 17530020, 39446440 or visit

Dilmun Club, Saar, ladies sewing group, 10am-12.30pm. Contact 17690926.

Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) Thrift Shop, 6, Busheri Gardens, near Budaiya, 9am-noon. Contact 17593479.


English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Farsi, Japanese and Chinese classes, 9am-5pm and 7pm-10pm. Berlitz Language Centre, Adliya. Contact 17827847.

Young Learners English Language Classes, 3pm-6.10pm, Lingo-Ease, Al Nasir Gardens, Budaiya. Adults General English Class, 5.30pm-8.45pm. Young Learners Arabic Class, 4.50pm-5.50pm Contact 17590895.

British Council, 8.30am-1pm, Khamis. Contact 17261555.

Morning and evening French classes for children and adults. Contact the Alliance Franiaise de Bahrein on 17683295 for further details. Resource Centre and Library, 9am-6pm.

Quran class in English for women, Dar Al Iman, Gudaibiya, 9am-11am. Contact 17717097.

Useful Numbers:

Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, BHRWS (Arabic: جمعية مراقبة حقوق الإنسان  hotline for missing three-year-old Bader Jawad Hussain Mubarak, 17536222.

Police, fire and ambulance 999.

Coastguard 17700000.

Traffic and accidents 17688888.

General directorate of traffic inquiries hotline 17872287 or 199, switchboard 17872222. For more information visit on traffic procedures visit

Weatherline 17236236.

Electricity and Water Ministry application hotline 17241111 or 17814111.

Medical appointments, drug prices and information on services offered by the Health Ministry visit

Flight information and timetables on 17339339 or visit

Information on post, civil aviation, telecommunications and public transport visit

Labour Ministry's inspection hotline 17870176, people trafficking hotline 17870196.

General Directorate of Nationality Passports and Residence hotline for passports, ID card, visa and residence permit queries 17399777. Issuing tourist or business visa on

For smart card application and queries call 17878019 or visit

Stocks and shares updates on Bahrain stock exchange The Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE), was established in 1987 by Amiri Decree No.(4) and officially commenced operations on June 17, 1989 with twenty-nine listed companies. Currently, there are 50 companies listed on the exchange.  visit

Information on conferences and exhibitions at Bahrain International Exhibition Centre on 17558802 or visit

Be Free Anti-Child Abuse and Neglect Centre, Zinj. Visit or call 17242415.

General information on Bahrain, visit


Airport, 17260208.

Government Avenue, 17223496.

Speedy Motors, 17682999.

London Taxi Company, 17466262.

Bahrain Limo, 17266266.

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