The Christmas season was undeniably exhausting, with so many events to attend and things to do across Bahrain.
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up six sensational things to do that will mean you forget all the January blues and have a great time this weekend.
Read on for the best events this Friday (January 10) and Saturday (January 11) in Bahrain.
Watch the races at Bahrain International Circuit
Bahrain International Circuit is hosting the fourth round of National Race Day this Friday. Both the BIC 2,000cc Challenge and the Bahrain Motorcycle Racing 600 are set to take place, and with both pros and novices taking part, it’s bound to be an exciting watch. The action kicks off at 5.15pm and should end around 11pm.
BHD2 (adults), BHD1 (children). Fri Jan 10 5.15pm-11pm. Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir (1745 0000).
Run a half-marathon (or cheer from the side lines)
The Seef Mall half-marathon is back for another year and will start at 7am this Friday. The full map of the route, which will be closed off for traffic, is on the Bahrain Road Runners website here http://brr.bh/events/half-marathon/ so you can pick out a good spot to watch the action.
Fri Jan 10 7am-10.30am. Seef Mall (3222 7303).
Enjoy a soul food brunch
Black Angus is throwing a soul food brunch this weekend, and you can expect plenty of steak and seafood at the buffet. DJ Epic and DJ Essie will be there keeping you entertained throughout as you sip on unlimited house beverages.
BHD20 (pre-sale), BHD25 (on the door). Fri Jan 10 noon-6pm. Black Angus, Manama (6675 7225).
Try out some vegan dishes
Even if you’re not vegan, January is the perfect time to try out some plant-based dishes. We’ve rounded up five spots you have to try, including a raw candy store and Bahrain’s first vegan café.
Practice your downward dog under the stars
Taking part in a yoga session and heading down to the beach are two of our favourite things to do, and you can combine the two at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay this weekend. On Friday, it will be hosting its monthly yoga under the stars event on the beach. Namaste.
BHD6 (spa members, guests), BHD9 (non-members). Fri Jan 10 7.30pm-8.30pm www.facebook.com/events/2536116876635196/ (1711 5045).
Listen to some live music
American singer-songwriter MANNY will be performing at CODA Jazz Lounge this Saturday, and if you love R&B, funk and soul music you won’t want to miss it. Ladies will get three free drinks plus 15 percent off the food menu too.
Free. Sat Jan 12 6pm-2am. Premier Hotel, Juffair (3434 2828).