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Weekend Events:

Legends of House party with DJ Pierre DJ Pierre is the stage name of Nathaniel Pierre Jones, a Chicago born DJ and performer of house music. He helped to develop the house music subgenre of Acid House as member of Phuture, whose 1987 E.P. Acid Trax, which has been called the first Acid House recording. , 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 Ein Adhari, an amusement park, is in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In 2003, the site was remodeled and it became a major tourist attraction. In 2006, it was remodeled at a cost of over $23,000,000 US dollars. , 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 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. 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 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. 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, 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 The Central Bank of Bahrain was established in 1973 as the Bahrain Monetary Agency, shortly after Bahrain gained its independence from the United Kingdom. As per Decree No. , 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 merengue

Couple dance from the Dominican Republic or Haiti, danced throughout Latin America. Originally a folk dance, it has become a ballroom dance, where it is danced with a limping step, the weight always on the same foot. Varieties include the jaleo and juangomero.
 classes with Salsa Motion, 9pm, Z Club, Pars International Hotel, Juffair. Contact 36764010.

Preparatory 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
. Irish riverdance, beginners, 4pm, intermediate, 5pm, advanced, 6pm. Contact 39876215 between 3pm and 7pm.

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. :

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 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, 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 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

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 sculpt  
v. sculpt·ed, sculpt·ing, sculpts
1. To sculpture (an object).

2. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision:
, 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 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.
. 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 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 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.
 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, Push Hand, 8pm. Contact 17825667, or visit

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 punchbag

a stuffed or inflated bag suspended by a flexible rod, that is punched for exercise, esp. boxing training
 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 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

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-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 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.  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 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.  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 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.

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