Happy New Year
A very Happy New Year to all our readers, there are various lunches and brunches on around the island, try out Al Waha at the Gulf Hotel where there’s a full-on international buffet with selected beverages for BD23.5++.
Tue, Jan 1,Various locations. Call (17 713 000).

Al Ayam Festival
One of the island’s biggest book sales with major publishers from the Arab world and internationally taking part. It’s also accompanied by various cultural activities.
Until, Thu, Jan 3, Bahrain International Exhibition Centre. www.alayamfestival.com

Amwaj Shopping Festival
It’s the return of the Amwaj Shopping Festival on the first Saturday on the month throughout the winter months. Expect lots of stalls selling arts, crafts, jewellery and more and live entertainment too.
Sat, Jan 5, The Lagoon, Amwaj. Call (17 713 716).

Take to the greens
It’s family day on the Wee Monty course at BD15 per adult with kids playing free including green fees and equipment hire.
Saturdays, Royal Golf Club, Riffa. Call (17 750 777).