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What's on in Bahrain.

Weekend Events:

Legends of House party with DJ Pierre, Level, Mishal International Hotel, Manama. Doors open 10pm. Tickets BD7 for men and BD5 for women and members. Contact 39649590.

Fab Beatles, live Beatles tribute show, 10pm, Champs, Elite Best Western Hotel, Juffair. Tickets BD6. Contact 39812397 or 39831380.

Austin Powers theme party, Aqua Fuego, Days Hotel Bahrain, Manama. Doors open 8pm. Entry free to women, couples and men in costume. Contact 38889493 or 39048377.

Tourist and Leisure Attractions:

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

Adhari Park, 4pm-midnight. Contact 17407300.

Arad Fort, Muharraq, 9am-6pm. Entrance 200 fils. Contact 17672278.

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

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

Bahrain National Museum, 8am-8pm. Entrance 500 fils. Contact 17298777.

Al Kurar House for traditional handicrafts Muharraq. 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Contact 17320955 or 17322549.

Iqra'a Children's Library, Muharraq, 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Contact 17320955 or 17322549.

Ahmad Al Fateh Mosque (Grand Mosque) visit programme, 9am-4pm. Visits are closed during prayer times. No prior appointments needed unless big groups or special arrangements are required. Contact Farahat Al Kindy on 17727773, 39474091 or fax 17729695.

King Fahad Causeway (linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain), service facility area includes an elevated restaurant, BD2 per vehicle.

Currency Museum, Central Bank of Bahrain, 8am-2pm. Entrance free.

Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort (Riffa Fort), 10am-5pm.

Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre, Al Jasra, 9am-4pm. Entrance free. Contact 17611900.

Barbar Temple, off Budaiya Highway, visit any time of day.

Bahrain Fort, Karbabad village, visit any time.


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

Salsa and Latin dance night, 9.30pm, Vin's Bistro, Adliya. Contact 39865464.

Advanced Salsa and Merengue classes with Salsa Motion, 9pm, Z Club, Pars International Hotel, Juffair. Contact 36764010.

Preparatory ballet, 3.15pm, Victoria Dance, Bodyline. Irish riverdance, beginners, 4pm, intermediate, 5pm, advanced, 6pm. Contact 39876215 between 3pm and 7pm.

Culture, Arts and Crafts:

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

Children's scrapbooking and papercraft, 4pm-6pm, children's woodcraft painting,4pm-6pm, Celebrations for Art, Budaiya. Contact 17595791.

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

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

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

Craft Centre Gallery and workshop, 8am-1.30pm, Isa Al Kabeer Avenue, opposite the Manama Police Fort. Contact 17254688.

Al Areesh Gallery for Child Art, Adliya, 9am-1pm and 3pm-7pm. Contact 17813043 or 17259623.

Al Riwaq Gallery and Bookshop, Adliya, 10am-8pm. Contact 17717441 or e-mail info@

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

Shaikh Isa bin Ali's house, Muharraq, 9am-6pm. Entrance 200 fils. Contact 17334945.

Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Muharraq. Opening hours are from 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Contact 17322549.

Abdullah Al Zayid House for Bahrain Press Heritage, Muharraq. Opening hours are from 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Contact 17324117.

Mohammed Bin Faris Music House, Muharraq. Opening hours are from 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Contact 17322549 or 36619038.

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

Beit Al Jasra (Al Jasra House), Al Jasra Village, towards Saudi Causeway, 9am-6pm. Entrance 200 fils. Contact 17611454.

Prayer meeting, Seventh-day Adventist, 7pm. For directions, contact 39457440, 39331714, 39813924 or 39879154.

Sports, fitness and well-being:

Nia, pilates, 8.30am, World Beat Fitness Centre, Janabiya. Modern dance, 9.30am, Bahrain karate centre beginners kids, 4pm, advanced kids, 5pm.

Indoor cycling, pilates, 8.30am, aerobic stretching, 9am, yoga, 10.30am, indoor cycling, 4pm, spin, step and sculpt, 5.30pm. Bodyline, Saar. Contact 17793932.

Spinning classes, 5.30pm, Pineapple Spa, Manama. Contact 17712000.

Squash coaching by Hussain Al Thawadi. Contact 36309124.

Therapeutic massage, hand and foot reflexology. Contact 39015776 or 39694138 for Saar location.

Fat blast boot camp for the not-so-fit, 9.30am, 5.10pm, The Studio, Janbiya. Spinning, 8.30am. Contact 17695316 or 39844193.

Cross training, 8.45am, 6.45pm, yoga, 9.15am (own mat required), Ezfit Sports Complex, Budaiya. Aerobics, 10.30am, 4.30pm, 6.30pm. Sports academics, 4pm, 5pm. Contact 17692378.

Corniche beach class, 8.30am, Bahrain Tai chi and Wushu Centre, Juffair. Ladies Tai Chi 10.30am, Little Kung Fu 4.30pm, Kung Fu kids, 5.30pm, Junior Kung Fu, 7pm, Push Hand, 8pm. Contact 17825667, or visit

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

Cricket coaching for children, 6.30pm-8pm. Sehla nets. Contact 39607378, 39238570.

Therapeutic & Relaxation Massage, 8am-11pm, Indian Ayurvedic Medical Centre, Mahooz. Contact 17722060.

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

Men's Step Attack 5pm, Ladies Yogalates for beginners, 6pm. Gulf Air Club, Salmabad. Contact 17780087.

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

Training and treatment in Yoga, Reiki and Pranic healing, 6am - 10am and 4pm - 8pm, Bayoga, Juffair. Contact 17725027.

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

Ladies and mixed yoga classes, Bahrain Wellness Centre 7pm-8.30pm, call 17795961 for details.

Preparing for childbirth classes in various languages, American Mission Hospital. For appointments, call 17248142.

Advanced hypnotherapy and motivational coaching for personal and professional success. For appointments call Dr Leila Edwards on 39667623 or 17592019, or e-mail

Beginners Step, Gulf Hotel's Health and Recreation Club, 8.30am-9.30am. Spinning Class, 2.30pm-3.30pm; Super Mixed, 6.15pm-7.15pm and Cardio Kickboxing, 7pm-8pm. Contact 17713000.

Punchbag boxing class, Profile Fitness Centre, 8.30am. Yoga, 5pm-6.20pm. Contact 17727766.

Karate classes, Konkan Singers Club, Manama, adults and children, for more information and admissions call 39049976.

Clubs and Societies:

Children's gymnastics, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, 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 classes for children and adults, 10am-noon, and 4pm-6pm, Things to Do, near Budaiya Flyover. Contact 17590409.

Dilmun Club. Library 2pm-5.45pm. Horse riding, 7.30am-8pm. Contact 17690926.

Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sanctuary, Shakhura, 8am-1pm. Those interested in adopting pets, walking dogs or volunteering, contact 17591231. Rescued animals will be accepted 24-hours-a-day.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, American Mission Hospital, 7pm-9pm. Entry free, contact 17530020 or 39446440 or visit

Mah Jong (members and guests), 10am, British Club, Adliya. Library (members only) 2pm-6pm. Taekwondo (members and guests), juniors 4.30pm-6pm, adults 6pm-8pm. Quiz night, 8pm. Contact 17728245.


English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Farsi, Japanese and Chinese classes, 8am-8pm. Berlitz Language Centre, Adliya. Contact 17827847.

French courses, Maison Jamsheer, Muharraq, 9am-9pm. Call 17342682 for more details.

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

Morning and evening French classes for children and adults. Contact Alliance Francaise de Bahrein on 17683295.

British Council, 8.30am-5pm, Khamis. Contact 17261555.

Useful Numbers:

Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society 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 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.

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