GOURMET PLEASURES BY CITI

If you’re a foodie who loves eating out, and you happen to have a Citi Bahrain Credit or Debit Card, you’ll want to know all about the new dining programme that the bank has just relaunched. That’s right; Citi Bahrain has re-introduced its dining programme under the title Citi Gourmet Pleasure. The revamped initiative has more than 50 establishments including top tier restaurants and coffee shops located all over the Kingdom. Offering a wide range of cuisines such as Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, and many more, customers can now enjoy different dining settings suitable for various occasions, whether it’s a family dinner or an important business meeting. Customers can simply benefit from the various exclusive discounts offered just by using their Citi Credit and Debit Cards.

Nanveet Kampani, Country Business Manager at Citi Bahrain, said: “We at Citi Bahrain work extremely hard to meet our customers’ expectations and provide them with the best benefits for their loyalty and commitment to the bank. We believe that the key to success is our customers’ satisfaction. This is why we strive to keep them happy by introducing various benefits including our exclusive dining programme.” Furthermore, Citi plans to expand its reach and form partnerships with more restaurants in order to increase the options available for its customers, wherever they go in Bahrain.

 

GO: Visit www.citibank.com/bahrain to find out more about the Dining Programme and view the full list of restaurants, coffee shops and elite dining spots.


NEW HOSPITALITY HOTSPOT

Opening late December this year, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island will offer 162 guest rooms ranging from spacious superior rooms to three-bedroom suites. Within walking distance from Amwaj Marina and the Amwaj Lagoon, the hotel is expecting to include an all-day-dining restaurant and lobby café, as well as the city’s first Moroccan fine dining outlet, which will be situated on a rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Flexible meeting space at the hotel will accommodate up to 200 people cocktail reception style, while extensive leisure facilities will include a state-of-the-art gymnasium and for the ultimate relaxation, the hotel will offer four treatment rooms offering a variety of therapies ranging from Swedish, Ayurvedic and Thai massage, as well as a ladies salon offering a wide range of services, a swimming pool and an indoor Jacuzzi with a sauna and steam room.

Guests staying at Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Ramada’s free-tojoin guest loyalty programme, will be able to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www. wyndhamrewards.com.

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GO: Visit www.ramada-manama-amwaj.com for reservations and more information


CITY CENTRE BAHRAIN’S WINTER TALE

With the festive season in full swings, this year, City Centre Bahrain brings the fairy tale of Cinderella to life in an interactive display and activities as part of its Winter Tale theme! Exciting activities will include Cinderella Parades between December 9 and 12 with enchanting moments for the whole family to enjoy. From December 8 to January 9, the mall’s Central Galleria will be converted into an exceptional and interactive walk through the timeless Cinderella story featuring a host of exciting activities, performances, a large replica of Cinderella’s iconic crystal studded glass shoe and a chance to win an experience of a lifetime with a family of four trip to Walt Disney World, Orlando. Shoppers will have the chance to enter a draw to win this once-in-a-lifetime family trip with every BD50 spent at the mall. Shoppers who purchase BD60 or more will get a chance to instantly win prizes through a ‘scratch & win’ activity, and will be prompted to guess the number of crystals on Cinderella’s shoe for a chance to win a shopping spree worth BD2,000.

WIN with City Centre Bahrain & FACT

Check out the awesome Winter Tale flip book in this special festive issue of FACT! Post the magical message that appears onto your personal Facebook page and tag @citycentrebahrain and @factmagazine to be entered into a draw to win one of two BD50 gift cards!

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GO: Visit www.facebook.com/CityCentreBahrain or www.citycentrebahrain.com for more information.


POP UP ART MIDDLE EAST

Art enthusiasts, listen up! Pop Up Art – Middle East is a four-day exhibition, exclusive to Bahrain. Artworks on show come from artists from Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as a British artist presenting exclusive works with a Middle Eastern twist. Works by Sabhan Adam, Ali Ali, Hani Alqam, Toufic Beyhum, Bortusk Leer and Adel Megdiche will be displayed, presenting an opportunity to acquire affordable art from the Arab world’s most established as well as up and coming artists.

The exhibition will be inaugurated with a premier screening of After Tomorrow, an award-winning documentary on the Bedouins of Petra, followed by a Q&A session with co-director Toufic Beyhum. The documentary will be screened at 7 pm – followed by the opening of Pop Up Art – Middle East exhibition on December 10, at 9pm in Words Bookstore Café, Palm Square, Budaiya Highway.

GO: Call 3978 5868 or go online at www.talentfreeflow.com for more information


BOHO BAHA’S “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”

Hot off their Lost Treasure party, Boho Baha is back with another cool crowd-pleaser! On December 11, go and experience a live storytelling rendition of Tim Burton’s magical fantasy land “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. This time around Boho Baha is taking you to worlds both seen and unseen; as the hopeful, the living and the recently deceased find their way to an enchanting Oliveto, for an evening of melodic macabre. Experience the wonder all over as this nightmarish Christmascape of an event unfolds with live performances from international and local artists guiding you through the legend.

Begin your journey with the Grim Reaper ushering you into the quiet night of your prologue. Become a denizen of the realm, and participate in town hall meetings with the Mayor himself. Find your way to Oogie Boogie’s lair and unravel his brain bug mystery as you pit your wits against an array of ghostly gaming illusions. Then witness the iconic Spiral hill brought to life by masterful music from Szabolcs Nigo, Daniel Cochran, Robert Prest, Sumit Sharma, Carlos Villarroel, and a special guest performance by singer/songwriter Iro Kleitou. Watch in wonder as this colourful collaboration serenades you in the stirring roles of Sally Skellington and the Zombie Band. All this and more waits, as you finally make your way to a frosty finale in Santa’s toy factory; where Christmas town caters to all your crafting needs.

Will Oogie Boogie have his way? Will Halloween town prevail? And will you be a part of a holiday fable eternally searching for the true meaning of Christmas? Join in and find out as you’re welcomed with drinks, canapes, and cackles, served from 8pm to 10pm whilst celebrations continue late into the night.

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GO: The Nightmare Before Christmas takes place at Oliveto in Adliya, from 8pm ‘til late. BD20 before 10pm and BD25 thereafter. Visit www.bohobaha. com or www.facebook.com/boho.baha.bh for more information


AUDI TO SPONSOR NATIONAL DAY TOURNAMENT

Audi Bahrain has come on board as the main sponsor of The Royal Golf Club’s thirteenth annual National Day Golf Tournament which will take place on December 16 and 17 on the Montgomerie championship golf course. The 36-hole, twoday tournament, which was created to promote friendship and unity between Bahrainis and expatriate residents of the island, will feature 50 expat golfers paired up with 50 Bahraini players.

The first day of competition will be played in the two player scramble format while day two will be played in the two player better ball format. The event will include an international breakfast for all the competitors on day one and a traditional Bahraini breakfast on day two, followed by a morning shotgun start on both days. Day two will conclude with a prize-giving ceremony and an East meets West lunch where the winning pair with the best two day aggregate score will be announced. Golf fans, this one’s for you!

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GO: Call 1775 0777 or email golfevents@theroyalgolfclub.com for more information about the tournament


NYE AT SWISS-CAFE

This will be a big family party! After the great success of Bahrain’s first ever family countdown party in 2014, Swiss-Café at Swiss-BelHotel invites all families to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with a sumptous buffet including kid’s corner, children’s entertainment and a chillout room for the little ones. Dance the night away and enjoy the views from the panoramic terrace while counting down to 2016. An adults only programme has been designed for all singles and couples at Swiss-Belhotel’s brand new Skylounge B28. On NYE, it’s THE ultimate B28 After Party with an awesome dj, midnight snacks and more!

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GO: Call 6631 0039 for more information.