Bahrain Shopping Festival to begin next month

The fourth edition of the Bahrain Shopping Festival, Shop Bahrain, will start from January 11. One month long festival will conclude on February 10.The festival is planned to coincide with long holidays in Gulf countries. With Shop Bahrain, country is expecting an increase in per day tourist spending to BD100, which is about BD74 currently.

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority is hosting the mega event with Tamkeen, Y K Almoayyed and Sons, VIVA Bahrain and Gulf Air as festival partners. About 27 hotels, 21 shopping malls and 44 restaurants are taking part in the festival. Organizers are expecting more travellers from neighbouring countries and a growth of tourism and retail sectors to contribute to the development of the economy.

Taste Tour showcasing different cuisines, carnival games, live performance and other activities at Festive city are other main attractions. For every BD10 spent by the shopper, they will be eligible to enter the raffle draw to win fabulous prizes, including 20 brand new cars.