Visit an outdoor market or watch a Festival of Rugby
Time Out Bahrain staff
Amwaj Marina Market Take an open air stroll in the sunshine and check out the offerings at the year’s second Amwaj Marina Market. There are usually artsy bits and pieces, cute fashion items, things you’re unlikely to find anywhere else and great food to be had. Saturday, February 1, Amwaj Marina
Festival of Rugby With two of the club’s biggest rugby events of the year plus an international match set to collide, Bahrain RFC is going all out in organising a full ‘Festival of Rugby Weekend.
The Midnight Vets Tens makes its return on the evening of February 6, with teams from all over the Gulf competing – as is tradition – into the wee small hours of February 7 before resuming later that day for the finals and presentations. A charity dinner will bring the tournament to a close on the Friday night.
The HSBC Youth Rugby Series visits Bahrain on February 7 and 8 featuring the best young teams from all over the Middle East, from under sixes right up to the under 18s.
And on Friday afternoon the first team take on the Dubai Hurricanes in what promises to be a corker of a match. February 6-8, Bahrain Rugby Football Club Call (17 695 809)
Saikoro Wars If gaming’s your thing, this is the place for you with a huge variety of table-top games, activities and contests plus cos play and the region’s first ever ARG – alternate reality game – in which players interact directly with the characters in the game and a board game for 40+ players! Tickets are BD5.5 in advance, more on the door. Friday, February 7, Bahrain International Circuit. Call (39 990 011)
Bargains galore There’ll be a boutique sale offering pre-loved designer labels and leading brands, fashion accessories, household and electrical goods, bric-a-brac and yummy cupcakes and cookies. Go along and grab a bargain at the same time as raising money for the homeless hounds and moggies at Tony the Dogfather’s Animal Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Centre. Saturday, February 8, 10a,-2pm, The Dilmun Club