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Adhari Park, 4pm to midnight. Contact 17407300.

Trips to Al Dar Islands. 10am-6pm. Sea taxi from Sitra fisherman's port. Jet ski, dolphin watch, fishing trips. ID required. Contact 39469676/39991355.

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-8pm, Manama. Entry 500 fils. Contact 17298777.

Trips to Hawar Islands. Boats depart from Ad Dur Jetty, 10am. For bookings call 17290377.

Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, 7am-5pm. Entrance BD1 adults and 500 fils for children under 15. Contact 17836116.

Tree of Life, near Jebel Dukhan. Visit any time of the 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) visit programme, 9am-4pm. No prior appointments required unless visiting in big groups or if special arrangements are needed. Free entry. Contact Farahat Al Kindy kindy, kindie

pl -dies Austral & NZ informal a kindergarten
 on 17727773, 39474091 or fax 17729695.

Hip-hop, Gulf dance, Latin and contemporary dance classes, 6pm-9pm. Contact 36365114 or e-mail for location in Juffair.

Primary Ballet, 3.15pm, Victoria Dance, 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. Preparatory and grade 1 ballet, 4pm, grade 2 and 5 ballet, 5pm, pointe work, 6pm. Contact 39876215 between 3pm and 7pm.

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

Salsa, Intermediate and Advanced classes, Garden City Future Shape Studio, Budaiya, 8pm-9pm. Call Celi on 39676349 or visit

Cultural and cinematic dance lessons. Kerala Catholic Association, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Contact 17232109 or general secretary K M Thomas on 39867041.

Contemporary Indian art exhibition, 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm, Saya Art Gallery, Exhibition Avenue. Contact 17746909.

Morning and evening art classes by appointment, private gallery, Jasra. Contact 39922642 or e-mail

Children's scrap booking and paper craft classes, 4pm-6pm, Celebrations for Art, Budaiya. Children's woodcraft wood·craft  
1. Skill and experience in matters relating to the woods, as hunting, fishing, or camping.

2. The act, process, or art of carving or fashioning objects from wood.

Noun 1.
 painting, 4pm-6pm. Contact 17595791.

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

Ella Art Gallery, Hoora, 9am to 12.30pm and 4pm to 6.30pm; Classes in oil painting, pastels and water colours. Call 17292815 or 39073299.

Nadine Gallery, 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. , 9am-9pm, art rental, art classes and home accents. Tel. 17826456, 39520200, e-mail

Indoor cycling, pilates, 8.30am, step and tone, 9am, pilates for pregnancy, 9.40am, indoor cycling, 4.30pm, step and sculpt sculpt  
v. sculpt·ed, sculpt·ing, sculpts
1. To sculpture (an object).

2. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision:
, 6pm, belly dancing, 7pm, indoor cycling, 7.30pm, Body Line, Saar. Contact 17793932.

Aerobics, 5.30pm, Pineapple Spa, Manama. Spinning, 6.30pm. Contact 17712000.

Squash coaching by Hussain Al Thawadi. Contact 36309124.

Chinese, Thai and relaxation massage, 10am-9pm, Tuina Ladies Massage, Budaiya. Contact 17596040.

Nia and power stretching, 8.30am, World Beat Fitness Centre, Janabiya. Bosu balance training, modern dance, 9.30am, belly dancing, 10.30am, Karate kids (beginners) 4pm, Karate kids (advanced) 5pm, karate adults 6.30pm, mixed yoga, 7.30pm. Contact 17612576 for advance bookings.

Therapeutic massage, hand and foot reflexology Reflexology Definition

Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort.
 in Saar area. Contact 39015776 or 39694138.

Cross training, 8.45am, 6.15pm, women's yoga, 7pm, Ezfit Sports Complex, Budaiya. Aerobics, 10.30am, 4.30pm, 6.30pm. Basketball, football, cricket, 4pm. Contact or 17692378.

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 class, 8.30am, Bahrain Tai Chi and Wushu wu·shu also wu shu  
The Chinese martial arts.

[Chinese (Mandarin) w shù : w
 Centre, Juffair. Ladies tai chi, 10.30am, Little Kung Fu, 4.30pm, Kung Fu Kids, 5.30pm, Junior Kung Fu, 7pm, Wushu, 8pm. Contact 36437931 or visit www.

Men's aero kickboxing, 5pm, Gulf Air Club, Salmabad. Contact 17780087.

Mixed yoga, Bahrain Wellness Centre 7pm-8.30pm. Contact 17795961 for details.

Schwinn Indoor cycling, 7.30am, Dessange, Adliya. Yoga, 11am, Freemotion, 12.30pm, Aerobic combos, 5pm and 6.30pm. Contact 17713999.

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

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

Training and treatment in Yoga, Reiki Reiki Definition

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person.
 and Pranic healing, 6am-10am and 4pm-8pm, Bayoga, Juffair. Contact 17725027.

Auriculotherapy auriculotherapy (·rik·y  to quit smoking at I Quit Smoking Bahrain Centre, Dana Mall, ground floor at 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 9pm. Contact 17554244.

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

Exercises and relaxation classes for pregnant mothers, 6.30pm-7.30pm, International Hospital of Bahrain. Contact 17598290.

Karate Classes, Konkan Singers Club, 7pm-8.30pm. Contact 39049976.

Antenatal an·te·na·tal
See prenatal.


before parturition. Called also prenatal, antepartal.
 class in English to discuss diet and what changes to expect throughout pregnancy, American Mission Hospital, 11am to midday. For appointments, contact 17248142.

Free dental assessment for maternity package holders, American Mission Hospital. Call 17248142 for appointments.

Step Aerobics, Gulf Hotel's Health and Recreation Centre, 8.30am-9.30am: 20:20:20, 2.30pm-3.30pm; Yoga, 6.30pm-7.30pm; Beginners Spinning (mixed), 6.15-7pm and Advanced Spinning, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Contact 17713000.

Advanced hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy Definition

Hypnotherapy is the treatment of a variety of health conditions by hypnotism or by inducing prolonged sleep.

Pioneers in this field, such as James Braid and James Esdaile discovered that hypnosis could be used to
 and motivational coaching for personal and professional success. For appointments, call Dr Leila Edwards on 39667623, fax 17592019 or e-mail info@themakeoverexperience. com.

Relaxation massage, Al Shafi Alternative Medicine Centre, Janabiya, 8am-8pm. For appointments, call 17610096/97.

Children's gymnastics, swimming, sports, 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. , 9am-12.30pm, Children's Health Academy of Specialised Sports (CHAOSS), Budaiya. Contact 17592096.

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

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-12pm, and 4pm-6pm, Things to Do, near Budaiya Flyover. Contact 17590409.

=n Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, American Mission Hospital, 7.30pm. Contact 39446440, 17530020 or visit

Horse riding, Dilmun Club, 7.30am-8pm. Ladies Mahjong 10am, ladies netball netball

a team game, usually played by women, in which a ball has to be thrown through a net hanging from a ring at the top of a pole

Noun 1.
, 8am. Couples Night Dinner for 2, BD11.5 per couple. Contact 17690926.

Whist Drive and lucky dip, Karnataka Social Club, 9pm.

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-1pm. Those interested in adopting pets, walking dogs or volunteering, contact 17591231. Rescued animals will be accepted 24-hours-a-day.

Line Dancing (members and guests) 9.30am-11.30am, British Club, Adliya. Library (members only), 4pm-7pm. Contact 17728245.

English Language congregation Holy Communion service, 10.30am and 6pm, St Christopher's Cathedral, Manama. Contact 17253866 or 39522547 or e-mail cathedra cathedra

throne indicative of religious power. [Folklore: Jobes, 307]

See : Authority

The Conversation Centre, Adliya, English language communication skills classes for adults, e-mail writing, business writing workshops. Contact 39067062 for timing.

The British Council, 8.30am-3.30pm, Khamis. Contact 17261555.

Useful Numbers

Police, fire, 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.

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 www.

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

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

General information on Bahrain, visit

New to Bahrain? Basic information for newcomer ladies to Bahrain, contact 36411368, 39270413 or 17400246.


Airport 17260208

Government Avenue 17223496

Speedy Motors 17682999


Salmaniya Medical Complex 17288888

American Mission Hospital 17253447

Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 17766666.

Al Dosari Specialist Hospital 17717777

Al Amal Hospital 17602602

Awali Hospital 17753333

Bahrain Specialist Hospital Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) is a comprehensive acute care medical center in the Kingdom of Bahrain. BSH is supported by shareholders from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The hospital is lead by Chief Executive Officer Dr.  17812000

Dr Tariq Hospital 17822822

Ibn Al Nafees Hospital 17828282

International Hospital of Bahrain 17598222

oor Specialist Hospital 17260026

Health Ministry's food control department. Call 17288888

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

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