Ramadan feasts Take full advantage of the festivities throughout the holy month by checking out some of Bahrain’s best iftar feasts and ghabga gatherings. Expansive Arabian-inspired buffets take over our dinner tables as the island’s five-star restaurants and hotels deck out their ballrooms and venues in traditional décor to bring the spirit of Ramadan alive for all. Flip to page 17 to find out more. Until July 28 (on or around)
A spot of golf and footie Watch the final matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in comfort at the Royal Golf Club as Head Chef Paul Gindra serves a series of World Cup platters for you to share with friends, alongside a buffet for larger groups in the private viewing rooms. Tue 1, Fri 4, Sat 5, Tue 8, Wed 9, Sat 12, Sun 13, Call 1775 0777 to book 24 hours in advance.
Taste of Rio Catch World Cup fever at Tracks Sports bar where the final matches are being screened right through until the end of the tournament. Enjoy the atmosphere while tucking into some ‘taste of Rio’ snacks and concoctions of mixed fruit drink pitchers. If you guess the score you can win prizes too! Tue 1, Fri 4, Sat 5, Tue 8, Wed 9, Sat 12, Sun 13, Call 1753 1122
Independence Day While the regular festivities for America’s biggest event of the year may not be hosted in most venues due to summer closures, it’s time to whip out the BBQ with your own stars and stripes to celebrate in style. Or at least grab a bite to eat on American Alley in Juffair to mark the date. Fri 4
Wimbledon finals We can’t get enough of sports this month with the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the tense Wimbledon finals. While most of the country’s giant flatscreens are exclusively blaring football matches you can’t beat a friendly gathering at home to catch the tennis this month. Sun 6