A shopping fiesta concludes the festival from March 5 to 7
In yet another Bahrain first, the Bahrain Noor El Ain shopping extravaganza launched at the beginning of this year to much success. They’ve extended the festival, seen hundreds of customers show up to their many events and campaigns, and rolled out a whole bunch of other firsts for the island too. Now it’s time to say goodbye with a big finale at Amwaj Lagoon, coinciding with the Amwaj Bazaar and its ‘Night Market’.
A plethora of activities are set to mark the conclusion of Bahrain Noor El Ain including: a market with over 40 local vendors’ products on offer; a dedicated lifestyle zone offering free fitness, health and wellness programmes; arts, crafts and design workshops; an open air cinema; live entertainment; kid’s activities and plenty more. On top of all that, we’ll see the debut of the Amwaj Taste Tour which will take visitors to the wide range of Amwaj Lagoon’s 22-plus restaurants and cafes. Finally, it’ll all culminate in the ‘Shop and Win’ grand prize draw, a retail campaign which has been ongoing across the island since the festival’s launch. For more information visit www.bahrainnoorelain.com or call the hotline on 1700 0710.
Everything is open Thursday 10am-midnight; Friday 9am-midnight; Saturday 9am-10pm.
Taste Tour: Three floors of restaurants offering tasting platters for BD2 each. You can get your tour coupon free from the visitor’s centre and have your card stamped while tasting. Daily prizes are also up for grabs. Timings are 10am to midnight on Thursday and Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday.
The Grand Prize Draw: This includes a jet ski show, fire show, and performances by international and local musicians. The winners’ prize presentation is on Thursday from 6pm to 7pm with the sixth raffle draw from 7pm to 9pm.
Night market: A cosmopolitan mix of stalls selling and showcasing items from Bahrain and abroad, open from 6pm to midnight on Thursday, 4pm to midnight on Friday and 4pm to 8pm on Saturday.
Artcade: Art displays and industrial art featuring artists, graphic and fashion designers, sculptors, carvers and traditional craftsman. Open from 6pm to midnight on Thursday, 4pm to midnight on Friday and 4pm to 8pm on Saturday.
Lifestyle Zone: Discover holistic therapies, learn to maximize your energy, try new fitness activities, participate in classes and workshops, and sample healthy treats. All of this on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Then, the zone comes alive with dance – expressive art, salsa, capoeira, street dance and more – from 6pm to midnight on Thursday, 4pm to 10pm on Friday and 4pm to 8pm on Saturday.
Open air cinema: Sit in the Lagoon park, eat popcorn and watch free outdoor cinema under the stars. Local movie screenings are from 8.30pm nightly and classics, family films and new releases are being screening from 9pm.
Main Stage entertainment: A range of live concerts by DJs, local musicians and bands, including a dance area from 5pm onwards on the Thursday and 4pm onwards on Friday and Saturday.
Other ongoing activities: Visitors centre; adult gaming area with ping pong and giant chess; Amwaj bicycle tours; kid’s activities such as gypsum and ceramic painting; Kids Fun Zone with clowns, free popcorn and cotton candy, story time, face painting, puppets and more; street performances from buskers and entertainers.
Muharraq tours: Witness the heritage of Muharraq on Friday and Saturday with pick-ups from Amwaj Lagoon, 2pm and 5pm, or Dohat Arad, 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Prize presentation: The final prize goes to the big winner on Saturday with presentations from 6pm to 7pm and a dedicated entertainment programme from 7pm to 9pm.