News Column

Whats on in Bahrain

July 26, 2014

Tourist and leisure attractions: Dolphin watch trips and boat trips, Al Dar Island beach resort, off Sitra Coast, 9am-9pm. Call 17704600.

Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, 9am-4pm. Call 17845444.

Bahrain National Museum, Manama, 8am-2pm. Call 17298777.


Ballet advanced adult and private class, Ballare School of Performing Arts, Saar, for 2.30pm-3.15pm (4-7 years) and 4.30pm-5.30pm (8-10 years). Call 17300021 for information.

Bollywood dance classes, Bollywood Steps, Ramli Mall second floor, behind Sharaf DG, next to Al Gosaibi gym, 10am-9pm. Call 39323453 for more information.

Culture, Arts and Crafts:

Albareh Art Gallery, Adliya, 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Call 17717707.

Creative classes by Art Lounge with Marion, Yathreb Garden, house number 4, opposite Saar Music Centre, Saar. E-mail to register or call 39212060 for more information.

Art classes for adults, teens and children by Alexandra Novik, Palitra Studio. Visit for more information.

Art classes on how to recycle household waste into art, The Green Scene, Hoora. Call Vrushali on 33839227 for more information.

Oil painting, pastels, watercolour and acrylic classes, Ella Art Gallery, Adliya, 9am-1pm and 3.30pm-8pm. Call 17292815 or 39073299.

Sports, fitness and well-being:

Thalassotherapy treatments, Thalassa Sea and Spa at Sofitel Bahrain, Zallaq, pressotherapy and aqua bike. Call 17636391 for reservations or more information on Thalassa sea and spa packages.

Oxygen Gym, Budaiya, O2 hour of power (mixed) 6.15am-7.15am, O2 hard core (ladies only) 8.30am-9.30am, taekwondo (children) 5pm-6pm and 6pm-7pm, body beat (mixed) 7pm-8pm. Call 17616165 in advance to book.

Tribal Fitness group and personal training, Bahrain wide. Call Craig on 39473710.

Royal Country Club Fitness Classes, aero boxing (ladies only) 8.30am, body sculpt and tone (ladies only) 9.30am. Junior Classes monkeynastix (1-2 years) 3pm, handy crafty (3-10 years) 4pm, monkeynastix (3-4 years) 4pm, monkeynastix (5-8 years) 5pm. Personal training and private swimming lessons are available by prior appointment. Call 17750777 to register for a class.

Fitness Classes, Step Up gym, Muharraq, mens timings 7am-9am. Noon-1am, womens timing 9am-6pm, Womens aerobics, 9.30am-10.30am and 4.30pm-5.30pm, belly dance class, 3.30pm-4.30pm (only on Mondays and Wednesdays). Call 17343348.

Personalised fitness programmes, group exercise classes, yoga, zumba, personal training, Fitness First Bahrain. Call Bahrain World Trade Centre on 17131499 and Oasis Centre, East Riffa (women only) on 17620005 for membership and more information.

Exercise classes, Life-Fit Fitness Centre, Budaiya, TRX group class (mixed), 8.30am; beginners yoga (women only), 9.30am; zumba kids (7-11 years), 4.30pm; zumba (women only) 5.30pm, yoga basics (women only), 6.30pm. Spa Beauty for facial massage and body treatments, 9am-3pm. Call 17692424 or 33001261.

Personal training, massage treatments and swimming lessons for all ages, Sheraton Fitness, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, 6am-10pm. Visit or call 17524570.

Karate Classes, Karate do Academy, Futureshape, Garden City, Budaiya, beginners 4.45pm, coloured belts, 5.30pm, advanced belts, 6.45pm. Training with resident black belt sixth Dan Sensei Amr Mouawad. Visit or call 17591237 or 36657059 for more information.

Tennis training, 5.30pm. E-mail for location.

Cupping, Joz Spa, Juffair, 10am-11pm, Spa, 10am-11pm. Call 17369133.

Bellacura Beauty Lounge and Salon, Juffair, 9am-9pm. Call 17364955 or 36614814.

Herbal massage, Yas Body Care, Riffa, 11am-11pm. Call 17491958 or 39776882.

Classes, Ramee International Hotel, RJS Health Club, Juffair - power yoga, aerobics, pilates, circuit training, step training, pranayam and meditation weight loss class (women only), 11am and 6pm; Mixed weight loss class, 7pm. Call Bijan on 36270302 or e-mail

Classes, Ramee suites-3, Hoora - yoga, kriya yoga, yog nidra and shatkrama for chronic ailments as obesity, BP, arthritis, cholesterol and stress free lifestyle (women only), 7.30pm-8.30pm, 6.30am-9am, 6.45pm-7.30pm (mixed).

Call Manoj on 34375102.

Ramee International Hotel Juffair, swimming training class, 5.30pm-6.50pm and 8pm-9.20pm. Call 36270302.

Ramee Baisan International Hotel, Hoora, swimming training class, 4.40pm-6pm and 8pm-9.20pm. Call 35383770.

Ramee Suites-3, Hoora, swimming training class 8am-9.20am, 4pm-5.20pm and 8pm-9.20pm. Call 36845893.

Training and treatment in Yoga, Reiki and Pranic healing, Bayoga, Juffair, 6am-10am and 4pm-8pm. Call 17725027.

Pilates private classes for women, Saar, 9am to 6pm. All classes are scheduled by appointment only. Call 39611396 for more information.

Asian traditional massages and beauty treatment, specialising in couples treatment, Sherry Spa, Beauty and Massage Centre, Al Mabrukah Building, Juffair, 10am-10pm. Call 17824070.

Therapeutic massage, hand and foot reflexology. Call 39015776 for location in East Riffa.

Pilates, La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, 9am-6.30pm. Visit, e-mail or call 17230123 for more information.

Bosu with Stott Pilates instructor trainer and yoga teacher Roberta Trzebinski, Studio RCT, Orchids Dream, Sanabis, 8.45am, Bosu, 6pm. Call 39445816.

Pool and snooker coaching with European Billiard and Snooker Association master coach, 12.30pm-midnight. Call 39778367 for location.

Aqua aerobics, yoga, step, sculpt, spinning, pilates, bums and tums, belly dance classes, Bodyline, Saar, 7.30am-9pm. Call 17793932.

Aerobics, Pineapple Spa, Manama, 8pm-9pm. Call 17712000.

Squash coaching by Hussain Al Thawadi. Call 36309124.

Aerobics, Ezfit Sports Complex, Budaiya, 10am-11am. Call 17692378.

Health Club, Dessange, Adliya, 6am-10pm, Spa, 9am-9pm, Salon 9am-10pm. Call 17713999.

Drop in meditation classes, Bahrain Meditation Centre, Adliya, 7-7.30pm. Call 17712545.

Exercises and relaxation classes for pregnant mothers, International Hospital of Bahrain, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Call 17598290.

Personality and Ability assessments for success in work and life. Call 39407129 between 6pm-9pm for location in Saar.

Personal Performance coaching, special techniques to guide you in the right direction to co-create the life you desire. Call 36696666 for directions.

Life and executive coaching - enhance your personal and professional effectiveness; increase your productivity and life fulfilment. Call 38889796 for more information.

Therapeutic, relaxation and rejuvenation massages, herbal facial, panchakarma procedures, consultation with Ayurveda physicians and Ayurvedic medicines, Vaidyaratanm Ayurvedic Health Centre, Riffa, 9am-1pm and 4pm-9pm. New centre opened at Mahooz. Call Riffa branch on 17228877 or 39912777 and Mahooz branch on 17268080 for more information.

Taekwondo after school classes for boys and girls over three years old, Albanna Taekwondo Center, Juffair, 5.30pm-9.30pm. Call 36668390.

Classes in karate, kali, arnis, Filipino martial arts and aikido by internationally-ranked instructors, Kyudokan Bahrain, near Andalus Garden, Manama, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Visit, or call 33912592 or 36768718 for more information.

Karate Classes for boys and girls over six years old, Telugu Kala Samithi premises in Adliya, 6pm-7.15pm. Call 39049976.

Karate, judo, kung fu, wrestling and 18 different kinds of freestyle martial arts, taught by fifth Dan black belt instructor, Pakistan Club, Manama. Children - 7pm-8.30pm, adults - 8.30pm-10pm. Special self-defence classes for women. Call 33960492, 39262904 or 36679513 for more information.

Executive speech coaching - get laughs, applause and your message across, 4pm-8pm. Book free 20 minutes coaching session. Visit or call 37777784 for more information.

Clubs and societies:

Summer Camp 2014, Bahrainmma, 1-11 years, 2-12 years, 9am-4pm, boxing, brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, muay thai kickboxing, wrestling. Call 39991451.

Activities, British Club, Umm Al Hassam, library 3pm-7pm (Members only). Call 17728245 for more information.

The American Womens Association (AWA) is a non-profitable organisation with an active member base consisting of a variety of nationalities. Visit for more information on becoming a member and being part of a vibrant group of women.

The Association Francophone de Bahrain (AFBH) is a non-profitable organisation consisting of members of all nationalities, whose common interest is use and practice of the French language through a large number of morning and evening activities. Visit or call 33403763 to become a member or for more information.

Rotary Club of Manama - meeting and luncheon, The Gulf Hotel, 12.45pm-1.15pm. E-mail for more information.

Indian Club Toastmasters meeting, every first and alternating Sundays thereafter, Indian Club, Gudaibiya, 7.30pm. Call 38881020 for more information.

Cinematic dance lessons, Kerala Catholic Association, Segaiya, 7.30pm. Call KCA general secretary Roy C Antony on 39681102 or KCA assistant general secretary Varghese Joseph on 39300835 for more information.

Keyboard, guitar, tabla, drums, violin, light and Carnatic music, drawing and painting, clay modelling, cinematic and classical dance, karate, yoga and chess classes, Kalabhavan music and arts training centre, Adliya, 4pm-8pm. Call 17717271 or 17717017.

Childrens classes, My Gym Childrens Fitness Centre, Seef, boot camp, 9am-10am; tiny tykes, 3pm-3.45pm; mighty mites, 4pm-5pm; champions, 5.15pm-6pm. Call 17566566 for more information.

Jewellery-making workshops, 8 Mansions, Country Mall, Budaiya, 10.30am-11.30am and 4.30pm-5.30pm. Call 39040056 or 17594575.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, American Mission Hospital, 7.30pm-9pm. Call 39434200, 17530020.

Whist Drive and lucky dip, Karnataka Social Club, 9pm.

Baby Gems Mums and Tots group for infants up to two and a half years old, Little Gems Pre-School, Barbar, 8.15am-9.45am. Call 17694356.

Ladies Mah Jong, Dilmun Club, Saar, 10am, power circuit fitness class, 8.30am. Call 17690926.

Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) sanctuary, Askar, 9am-5pm. Those interested in adopting pets, walking dogs or volunteering, Call 17591231. Rescued animals will be accepted 24-hours-a-day.

Tony the Dogfather and CSBPA relocated animal rescue centre in Saar. Call 39629889 or 33363352 for more information on rescuing, sponsoring, adopting, walking, volunteering or donations.

Party Bridge Club, male/female, partners/singles. Contact

Chess classes, group and personal training, by international chess master. Call 33266677 for directions and information.


Bambini Club, The Childrens House Montessori Nursery School, Janabiya, Languatots French (0-7 years). Call 17699844 or e-mail for more information.

English Language courses for juniors, Bait Al Taleem English Language Institute, Aali 4pm-6pm, seniors, 6pm-8pm. Call 17643199 or 17643197.

General English and ESP classes, Cambridge IGCSE/A Level, IELTS/TOEFL/SAT preparation, writing courses, business studies and computer applications, dissertation/thesis advising and editing, and private tuition for university and school subjects, Gulf International Institute, Exhibition Road. Call 17290209 between 8am to 1pm, and 4pm to 8.30pm.

Morning and evening Spanish classes, intensive courses, workshops, Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Muharraq. Call 38396273.

Learn Arabic in 48 hours with a private tutor. Call 34186689 or visit for more information.

Chatterboxes English Language enrichment classes for three to seven-year-olds, Budaiya Pre-School, 8am-4pm. Call 17791491.

General English language courses, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT preparation, adults and young learners conversation classes, American Cultural and Educational Centre, Juffair, 8am-9pm. Call 17729997.

English language communication skills classes for adults, e-mail writing, business writing workshops, The Conversation Centre, Seef. Call 39067062 for timings.

The British Council, Khamis, 8.30am-7.30pm. Call 17261555.

French Tutor for all levels and TCF, TEF, DELF, B1 and B2. Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Call 38329388.

English Courses (Grades K-12)Reading, Writing, Math, SAT, Arabic Courses Reading, Writing, Math (K-12), Arabic Conversation for Adults, Sylvan Learning, locations in Sehla and Juffair, 10am-7pm. Call Sehla on 17400227and Juffair on 17811227.

Islamic studies courses including Aqeeda, Hadeeth, Tafseer, Fiqh, Dar Alarqum for Quranic Studies for Non Arabs, Saar, 9.30am-11.30am. Course books written by Dr Bilal Philips. Call 17794236 or 33909571 for registration and purchasing the text books.

Useful Numbers:

Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society hotline for missing three-year-old Bader Jawad Hussain Mubarak, 17536222.

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Consumer Call Centre hotline: 80088888.

Labour Ministrys inspection hotline 17870176, people trafficking hotline 17870196.

General Directorate of Traffic enquiries hotline 17872287 or 199, switchboard 17872222. For more information visit on traffic procedures visit

General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence hotline for passports, ID card, visa and residence permit queries 17399777. Issuing tourist or business visas on

Recycling points information site, or e-mail Jameela Mohanna at

For Smart Card applications and queries call 17878019 or visit

Electricity and Water Ministry application hotline: 17241111 or 17814111.

Medical appointments, drug prices and information on services offered by the Health Ministry visit

Flight information and timetables on 17339339 or visit

Stocks and shares updates on the Bahrain Bourse, visit

Recycling points information site, or e-mail Jameela Mohanna at

Information on conferences and exhibitions at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre on 17558802 or visit

Information on post, civil aviation, telecommunications and public transport visit

General information on Bahrain, visit

Be Free Anti-child Abuse and Neglect Centre, Zinj. Visit, or call 17242415.


Airport: 17260208.

Government Avenue: 17223496.

Speedy Motors: 17682999.

London Taxi Company: 17466262.

Bahrain Limo: 17266266.

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Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

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