Bahrain discos closed

Bars and discos in shut down in clean-up

In a move designed to help tourism, Bahrain's culture and information minister has ordered one and two-star hotels to close down their bars and discos.

Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al Khalifa also asked the hotels not to sell alcohol and to ban female singers from performing in their halls and restaurants.

The ban, effective from Friday, could be extended to three and four-star hotels.

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