Pacha Ibiza @ Bushido

Pacha World Tour will bring a taste of Ibiza to Bahrain at Bushido Lounge this month! Bushido will be presenting a night of entertainment dedicated to Pacha Ibiza for another impressive nightlife event. Dance the night away to the beats of Pacha’s Resident DJ and enjoy the fascinating entertainment brought to you by Pacha Go Go dancers who play a key part in Pacha Ibiza’s glamour.

8Since 1973 Pacha has put the spark in the Ibiza night-life with an atmosphere of, above all, elegance, without ever forgetting stylistic variety. Built on former marshland, this island disco and its all-night parties have become global symbols of hedonistic glamour and an icon for dance music culture.

Pacha cherries are recognized worldwide as the number one brand in the nightlife entertainment music industry. Four decades after its first opening Pacha successfully established in counties all over the world and continues with its global expansion. Pacha Ibiza on tour is set to export the magic and essence of the Ibiza nightlife experience, giving you a taste of what goes on in the white island. An unforgettable musical journey, full of glamour, amazing performances and surprises. Every tour is musically driven by one of the Pacha official DJs. Pacha Ibiza has become home of great music diversity and all the DJs embrace a wide range of musical style. Now, it’s time to get a taste of Ibiza right here in Bahrain! ✤

WHEN: Thursday 15th September
TIME: 9pm ‘til late
TICKETS: BD15 for gents, ladies get free entry
Supported by DJ Albert Mauri
GO: Call 1758 3555 for VIP table reservations and more information.

Music First For Belly of Paris


Belly of Paris – a multinational baroque six-piece band based in Bahrain have teamed up with Museland Records to release their debut album Peste on November 7. To mark the event the band will be touring the Middle East in November, sharing their unique and fabulous dramatic, baroque, folklorish sound with regional music lovers. Belly of Paris is made up of Anglo-Indo-Argentine-Palestinian-Hungarian members formed by musician Daniel Cochran after moving from the UK to Bahrain. Described as “the sound of a very old, very rich aristocrat slowly wasting away in a crumbling mansion”, Belly of Paris have played in ancient French forts, desert festivals and ridiculously tall hotels during their time in the Middle East. Peste is an album about the ambitious and the resigned; the avaricious and the meek.

With imagined characters and themes drawn from history and literature, this is a fatalistic album reflecting uncertain times, driven by Nigo’s bright brass and Prest’s scuzzy tones, marshalled by Sharma and Villarroel, and crafted by Sharabi’s soft soprano and Cochran’s rich, world-weary baritone.

Standout tracks include Hechizado, a portrait of the degenerate last Habsburg King of Spain.; Aristide, again inspired by Zola, is a timely tale of avarice during the second empire of France; and Boys, a warm chord organ-led song inspired by a polaroid of a family friend in Ecuador in the sixties – the song has received radio airplay in the Middle East and UK and was one of the Top 25 Tracks of 2015. Peste will be available on LP, CD and digital download worldwide. ✤

GO: Visit for tour dates and more information.

Get Down to Rumbo Norte

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel has recently welcomed a new band – Rumbo Norte – from Columbia. For the first time in the Middle East, the all-girl band with five members; Angie, Marly, Yovonna, Martiza and Luz Esmerald will perform daily (except Saturday) at An Nada Lounge. Live shows during weekdays are from 9:45pm to 12:45am and from 9:45pm to 1:30am during weekends. The band also performs mega hits during the now-famous Friday Chocoholic Brunch from 1pm to 4pm. Good music and a great show is what Rumbo Norte will deliver! Mark an evening out at Sheraton Bahrain Hotel in your calendar. ✤

GO: Call 1753 3533 for more information.

John’s Camera: The Photography of John Grummit

A beautiful collection of photographs taken by Bahrain-based photographer John Grummit will be on display at InTouch Gallery within the InTouch Integrated Chiropractic Spine Centre this month. John has always loved photography but very much regrets that he didn’t follow through on his love of it as a teenager. This expo is way of coming to terms with that regret and making the most of the time he has left. John’s photography has two main influences. Firstly, he studied architecture as an undergraduate. Although he hated the intense competitive pressure of the course, it taught him to see light and form in ways that most people do not. Secondly, since he first left his native UK at the age of five, he’s visited nearly 80 countries. This constant introduction to places he’s never seen has given John the ability to grasp the essential elements of a location quickly.

Having been in Bahrain since 2013, John’s work has amassed and was curated by none other than Stafford & Sharabi Art Consultants, for all to marvel at InTouch Gallery. On display will be his Vanishing Bahrain photograph and many more striking images. ✤

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ARTDIVANO gallery and Akkas Gallery will be hosting a joint venture of creativity, holding in cooperation an exhibition of absolutely stunning artworks by Amal Deyhle. The exhibition, titled Abstraction- In-Mind, is a collection of painting knife executed works in oil on canvas and is proudly held under the patronage of HE the German Ambassador to Bahrain Mr. Alfred Simms-Protz. The expo opens on September 21 at 7pm and will run until September 26, available for public viewing from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm, at Akkas Gallery in Saar. ✤

1 artGO: Visit either or for more information.

The Domain Hotel & Spa’s
Luxury Feat

A congrats are in order for The Domain Hotel & Spa, which is now the only 5-star hotel in Bahrain to be featured on the popular and prestigious global platform, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, which is a collection of independent hotels and experiences from around the world, available to find and view online at The Domain Hotel & Spa has gone a step further in this great acknowledgement as the renowned website has added the beautiful property to its LVX Collection, which according to the site is a special group made up of “Refined and globally sophisticated hotels and resorts in coveted locations.


Being at the helm of such a great recognition must be an exciting prospect. Mr Frank Normann Eikeland, General Manager at The Domain Hotel & Spa, says: “The hotel is special as all the design and work was mostly done by Bahraini companies and workers. The hotel was raised during tough times in Bahrain, and the owner, Faisal Matrook, was crystal clear in his decision to make sure all work and interior of the hotel was made and done in Bahrain, to support the city and country during challenging times.


And every detail really was well-though out, as Frank continues: “To make sure parking is no issue, the first eight floors of the Domain is dedicated to parking. Two full floors are dedicated to our award-winning spa, where one floor is dedicated to ladies only. From 17 up to 33 you have the rooms and suites in order to give guests the best view overlooking the city,” he says. And the three top floors are dedicated to our award winning Japanese restaurant Imari and the Steak house Le Sauvage, with the top view being from Txoko Bar and Lounge. In this hotel, views overlooking the city are given first priority, while luxury, design and comfort is guaranteed,” he adds. People have fallen in love with The Domain Hotel & Spa for its culmination of all the things Frank has mentioned, but also for its mesmerising interior and dedicated, friendly and attentive staff. We’re huge fans of the Vie Lifestyle Lab spa and the very grown-up Friday Brunch – well done to The Domain Hotel & Spa – keep the good work! ✤

GO: Visit for more information

Fisherman’s Voyage

Enthusiasts for fruits de la mer, will feel excited by Art Rotana’s latest offering. Dubbed as the “seafood extraordinaire” Choices Terrace features the most expansive variety on the island…

Imagine a hotel brunch, and then imagine it filled with the most delicious assortment of fresh seafood that your eyes have ever feasted upon. When ART Rotana indulges us with one of their theme nights, they really go all out. Creativity abounds as Choices restaurant is transformed into a veritable oceanic cruise across the globe that will enchant all your senses. You’re invited to embark on a bountiful mariner’s voyage of discovery stretching to the four corners of the world, whilst taking pleasure in refreshing island drinks and live entertainment throughout the evening.

The buffet comprises of tantalising hors d’oeuvres, smoked and marinated fish, dim sum, various soup and seafood Laksa press pots, Western and Arabic mains, cuisine from the wok, Indian tandoor and pizza, as well as a salad bar, Arabic mezze and yummy selection from the bakery.

Live stations on the terrace include an amazing raw seafood bar with condiments, freshly prepared sushi and sashimi from WU master chefs, and the seafood paella. Most noteworthy to highlight are the freshly flown in oysters, currently from France, Holland and the UK alongside the fresh black mussels from Holland, which are cooked to order and served at your table – perfect for sharing!

The fish market is also an experience notto-be-missed; select your favourite seafood displayed on a bed of ice, then have it grilled on the barbeque to your liking, choosing from a variety of specialty sauces. If you still have room, satisfy any sweet tooth cravings and savour the delightfully sweet dessert selection, the ice-cream station and the chocolate fountain and fruits section. There’s absolutely something for everyone at this weekly themed night. ✤

Timing: Thursdays, 7pm to 10.30pm.
Price: BD30 net with selected beverages / BD20 net for softies.

Location: Choices Restaurant, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands.
Email: or call 1600 0111.