Glitz, Glamour, And Jewellery Galore 

Back for another year of classy bling is the annual Jewellery Arabia exhibition, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The exhibition is the largest in the prestigious 24-year history of the series. For five spectacular days, over 600 exhibitors from 30 nations will showcase their precious wares across an area of 21,000sqm at the venue, which includes specially commissioned temporary halls. On sale will be a dazzling range of finished jewellery, luxury timepieces, precious stones, antiques, objets d’art, jewellery packaging and technology from around the globe.

Famous jewellery houses will be making a return appearance, including major brand names and a selection of Bahrain’s leading jewellers. Many of these high profile international jewellery and watch brands will use the exhibition as a platform to introduce exclusive collections and limited edition pieces to the Middle East collector’s market.
The world’s most valuable guitar will make its Middle East debut at Jewellery Arabia 2015 as part of a global tour. The CORONET Gibson guitar has an estimated value of $2 million and will be unveiled on November 24 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The fully functional musical instrument is adorned with 11,441 diamonds (401.15 carats) set in 1.6 kg of 18k white gold. It took a team of 68 artisans up to 700 man-days to complete the showpiece.

Fawzi Al Shehabi, Arabian Exhibition Management’s Director of Sales and Marketing, says: “The show has grown by 17 per cent in 2015, and is our largest show to date. Visitors can look forward to new exhibitors and features, exclusive previews, inspiring trends, one-of-a-kind design pieces and the opportunity to purchase from the largest selection of jewellery and watches in the Middle East.”

Complementing these iconic brands are nine national groups from leading jewellery export countries. They include returning delegations of the finest retailers, designers and manufacturers from Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the UK. New for 2015 is a group from the USA. Collectively, these groups reflect the very best manufacturing capabilities, design expertise and gemological resources that their respective countries have to offer.

This is your chance to get up-close with some of the most precious and beautiful jewellery items in the world – enjoy.

GO: Jewellery Arabia 2015, the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition, is set to take place from November 24 to 28, at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Visit www.jewelleryarabia.com for more information.


Party On With DJ Pantelis

The party never stops at Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, and November is no exception! DJ Pantelis, who has spent over 20 years touring as a DJ and music producer to over 200 different destinations, returns to Bushido by popular demand to perform a diverse set of upbeat Balkan and tribal house dance music. With a vast number of energetic remixes under the Sugar Factory Records label and a wide collection of remixes resonating Ibiza and Latino themes, DJ Pantelis is sure to stir-up another big reaction at Bushido Lounge.

He’ll be supported by Bushido’s Resident DJ Albert-L, who, for over a decade, has been DJing across the globe, and now in Bahrain, where he has been impressing guests at Bushido’s numerous nightlife events. He is well known for adding a sensual and ethnic vibe to energetic tunes, playing an eclectic mix of electro, Latino and world music beats, perfectly in tune with the vibrant lounge music that guests are known to expect from the Buddha-Bar universe. Make sure you dress to impress!

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GO: DJ Pantelis, supported by DJ Albert-L, will take to the decks at Bushido on November 27, from 10pm ‘til late. Free entry for ladies, BD10 for gents (50% advance ticket sale discount available at Together in Bahrain). Call 1758 3555 for VIP table reservations and more information


HELLO Hed Kandi

Meisei will be hosting Hed Kandi, one of the world’s most popular party nights, later this month. Experience great vibes from DJ Eibhlín, unique cocktail creations, and delightful food at one of Bahrain’s best venues for great party vibes. DJ Eibhlín (pronounced Evelyn) hails from the Southwest coast of Ireland. Influenced by dance music from days spent sneaking into her mother’s nightclub, her obsession grew rapidly, eventually moving to London to pursue her passion full time.

Her turntable finesse was spotted by Hed Kandi, and she has since become one of their international DJs, going from strength to strength and DJing shows in Italy, Poland, and Monaco, as well as playing Miami Music Festival and ADE in Amsterdam. In between touring, Eibhlin’s worked on her own productions, her first track Mo Fuaime topping the Beatport deep house chart. This lady is known for her upbeat sets and wowing the crowd – don’t miss out!

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GO: Hed Kandi with DJ Eibhlín will take place at Meisei on November 27. Free entry for ladies, BD15 for gents, from 7pm to 2am, performance is 10pm to 2am. Call 1700 7770 for reservations and more information


Double Tap 4: Here and Now

After three successful Double-Tap galleries, curator duo Stafford and Sharabi promise to close this year’s series in true beauty! Themed Here and Now, the last Double-Tap presents imagery collected from artists via instagram. The brief was simple: express your immediate reaction to the statement Here and Now. Artists of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities were invited to post images on instagram of as many works as they wanted in any medium they desire, simply ensuring that they include the hashtag #malja_hereandnow and a brief description of their work.

The resulting body of work communicates emotions, current sentiments, common grounds, unity despite diversity and the immediacy of social media in connecting artists worldwide. Shared thoughts, sentiments and themes arise, which regardless of borders, and nationality or culture, pose similar philosophical questions.

GO: Double Tap 4: Here and Now launches on November 7 at 7pm, in Malja Bahrain. Visit malja.redbull.com for more information.


Drop the Mic: JJ’s Karaoke Idol

Bahrain’s original and most loved talent show, Karaoke Idol, returns to JJ’s Irish Restaurant this month. Registration begins 8pm on November 3 with six rounds to follow every Tuesday night until the final on December 15. Up for grabs is a whopping cash prize of BD1000 divided between the three winners – first place gets BD700, second place walks away with BD200 and third place gets a cool BD100.

Contestants will face a panel of professional, impartial and honest judges who will comment on each performance, but, remember, it’s all about having fun. As a goodwill gesture, everyone who participates earns a free drink. An exciting feature of this competition is The people’s choice entry to the final – chosen via Facebook votes from every round’s runner up. Plus, one lucky voter will win a trip to Dubai for two people! So whether it’s Britney or Beyonce, Ariana or Taylor, Jay-Z or Justin – get down to JJ’s on Tuesdays, check out the performances, and if you’re up for it, get in on the singing action. Don’t be shy, give it a try!

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GO: Call 3932 9083 for more information.


Exciting Expansions

The luxurious Al Areen Palace & Spa resort, located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will continue to enhance its resort amenities and expand The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park in partnership with Avenue Ventures, led by the chairman of the holding company and Imaad Zuberi. The expansion plan includes several attractive and exciting features for both the resort and the water park. These new developments will allow both destinations to continue to offer worldclass facilities for guests and tourists. Al Areen Palace & Spa will continue to increase its wellness centre services by offering a wide variety of holistic treatments and expansion of the facilities. Additional resort features to be built include the creation of Bahrain’s longest Cascading Pool with mini slides, a kid’s pool and a prominent alfresco dining and bar along the pool.

The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park will expand by adding new water attractions including rides, slides, restaurants and various other infrastructure improvements to the water park. American partner, Imaad Zuberi, says: “Bahrain is a great country to invest in and properties such as the Al Areen Palace & Spa and The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park because of its good investment climate for foreign investors.

Visit www.alareenpalace.com for more news and information.