Arabian-Inspired Alto

Alto, an Arabian inspired lounge and restaurant, has officially opened on the 25th floor of Downtown Rotana.

Boasting sweeping, panoramic views of Manama, Alto is the ultimate cosmopolitan escape destination, where guests can unwind after a long day and enjoy the company of a sophisticated clientele. From the glamorous interiors and the eclectic music inspired by regional and international tunes, to the carefully selected, meticulously prepared food and crafted beverages, Alto is rooted in regional tradition, with contemporary interpretation. “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of Alto and I am delighted to share our contemporary lounge concept with our guests,” said BMMI CEO, Marek Sheridan. “The Alto concept is inspired by Arabian values of hospitality and generosity and we wanted to create a space that honours those ideals in a modern setting. We wanted our guests to experience the genuine warmth of the regions hospitality and the depth of Bahrain’s modern, innovative culture combining with many international influences across the décor, menu and entertainment.”

Inspired by the opulence and charm of the region, Alto’s interiors utilise geometric and arabesque designs that are based on the mesmerising shapes in Arabian architecture. This is complemented by the stunning outdoor terrace that boasts an awe-inspiring view of the capital. With a contemporary take on regional cuisine, Alto’s chefs have developed a modern Arabic motif, transforming traditional favourites using novel ingredients and inspired twists. Alto’s food menu draws from the Middle East’s diverse cuisines, combining local, regional and wider flavours in surprising and delightful ways. Alto is open from noon until the early hours, making it the ultimate destination for enjoying both business and private affairs during the day and into the night. The venue is open seven days a week and a dedicated valet team is available to take care of guests’ parking needs.

GO: Call 1721 0550 for more information


Halet Layali at Gallery 21

Especially for 2017, Gallery 21 will be introducing and showcasing one of the finest Ramadan concepts in Bahrain, which will be a special celebration of food and culture inspired by the spirit of giving and sharing.

Harnessing the talent of Gallery 21’s team, this Ramadan will be a special one with the venue completely transforming into a beautiful evening experience, with stunning and contemporary interiors to underline the Arabic heritage. After breaking your fast with delicious dates, Gallery 21’s culinary team will be delivering a sumptuous buffet, which promises a journey of gastronomic discovery. Designed to be enjoyed with family and friends, the international Iftar will offer a lavish selection of Bahraini favourites and world delicacies with Chino Latino, Moroccan, Lebanese and Gulf influences prepared using the freshest ingredients. From dates to meats and fish, all grilled to perfection on the live barbecue station – the choice is yours.

Plus, there’s a selection of enticingly divine homemade desserts too. Halet Layali is the perfect opportunity to sample the traditional, home-cooked flavours expertly prepared by the multi-cultural culinary talent at Gallery 21. Guests can enjoy the traditions of Iftar and Ghabaga with the option to choose between Asia De Cuba and Gallery Café dining areas. Iftar is served daily during the Holy Month from sunset until 8.30pm for BD14++ on weekdays and BD16++ weekends. Ghabga is offered daily from 9pm to 1am for BD13++ on weekdays and BD15++ on weekends. Meanwhile guests can enjoy soothing entertainment from 9pm, with a live Arabic band featuring Arab Idol finalist, Ms Eman Abdelaziz who will be performing ambient music for guests every night. Shisha will also be available at Genwa Lounge from sunset until 1am. Guests are invited to share their Halet Layali Ramadan experiences on social media using the hashtag #HaletLayaliGallery21

GO: Call 1771 1600 for reservations and more information.



Special Iftar Rewards at Crowne Plaza Bahrain

This Ramadan, your Iftar could turn into a memorable family getaway to Dubai. A relaxing Iftar has its own special rewards. But when you join in at Crowne Plaza Bahrain, there’s something extra special for you. In addition to the spirit of giving, the delicious flavours and relaxed ambience, the hotel is giving away daily and weekly rewards – from dinner vouchers to electronic goods. But best of all, your dining experience could turn into a fantastic family getaway to Dubai! One lucky guest will win a Dubai stay for two adults and two children, inclusive of flights, accommodation at the luxurious InterContinental Dubai Marina with complimentary breakfast and tickets for the whole family to Dubai Parks & Resorts. Why not treat yourself to a truly memorable Iftar this year? It could be more rewarding than you expected.

GO: Call 1753 1122 for reservations and more information.



Meisei Happenings

Our favourite Contemporary Japanese venue in town is taking guests on a palate-pleasing journey this Ramadan with three special promo menus. Opt for the Dim Sum Promo with 24 pieces of delish treats like Peking Duck, Crispy Salmon, Crispy Kobe Beef and more; or the mouthwatering Japanese Pizza Promo (24 pieces) with Kalbi Gim pizza, Vegetarian Delight Pizza, yummy Spicy Seafood Jukame Pizza and more. If you love maki, the Makiology Promo (30 pieces) is for you! It includes Shrimp Popcorn Maki, Asia Duck Maki, Spicy Tuna Maki, and more – how tantalising does that sound? Each menu comes with a miso lentil soup and Meisei salad – priced at BD25++. A reduced a la carte menu and special Ramadan desserts are also available.

To add the the festivities, Meisei will be hosting Faisal Abdulla, playing live acoustic Arabic guitar music from Wednesday to Saturday. For Eid, celebrations at Meisei will begin from June 25 with a week of late night parties featuring their beloved resident DJ Salime. Following the Eid festivities, on June 28, Salsabor Bahrain will be hosting their annual white welcome back party; dress to impress in all white and bring your dancing shoes! As a grand finale to an action packed Eid week, Meisei will once again play host to internationally renowned DJ Khaled Hussein ft. musicians Ghazal & Bakkar. See you there.

GO: Call 1700 7770 for reservations and more information.



RAMADAN RECAP

HERE’S A QUICK REMINDER OF ALL THE AMAZING IFTAR AND GHABGA EXPERIENCES
FOR YOU TO ENJOY THROUGHOUT THE HOLY MONTH…

WHERE: AL MAHA TENT, DOWNTOWN ROTANA
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD13++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: BD13++ PER
PERSON, 50% DISCOUNT FOR KIDS AGED SIX TO 12-YEARS-OLD

Gather your family, friends and colleagues during this auspicious time and indulge in a vibrant spread of extravagant Iftar or Ghabga buffet at Downtown Rotana’s Al Maha Tent! Savour the Ramadan flavour and revel in the unique Ramadan decorations and entertainments as you dig into a wide selection of dishes as well as Ramadan drinks and desserts. Add some more magic to your evening as you lounge on their outdoor ballroom terrace and enjoy the soothing music of the Oud player!

Call 1311 9999 for more information.



WHERE: LAYALI AL ZALLAQ TENT, SOFITEL BAHRAIN ZALLAQ THALASSA SEA AND SPA
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD From 19++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: BD From 19++ PER PERSON (FOOD ONLY), CARTE PRIVILEGE MEMBER: BD17++ PER PERSON

Break your fast under a beautiful bright star ceiling and enjoy a scrumptious Iftar and Ghabga buffet by the sea at Sofitel Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa! Make it a Ramadan to remember with their very unique Layali Al Zallaq Tent with their infamous night sky as you relish the traditional Iftar and Ghabga buffet. Indulge in some lovely Ramadan delicacies including oriental salads, a dedicated Moroccan section, Manakeesh and Shawarma stations as well as some traditional Bahraini dishes. Not to mention their decadent Sweet Station! Your kids are also taken care of with their own camp at Kids’ Villa!

Call 1763 6363 for more information.


 

 

 

 

 

 


WHERE: AL QASR TENT, AL AREEN PALACE AND SPA
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD15++ PER PERSON (WEEKDAYS) BD17++ PER PERSON (WEEKENDS), GHABGA: BD13.5++ PER PERSON (WEEKDAYS) BD15++ PER PERSON (WEEKENDS)

Embrace the spirit of Ramadan and discover an exquisite Iftar and Ghabga buffet at the Al Areen Palace and Spa’s Al Qasr Tent! Take your celebrations to a whole another level with their 1001 Arabian Nights theme featuring an Arabic atrium setting and a scrumptious buffet of Arabic and international cuisine as well as live counters, BBQ stations and live entertainment!

Call 1784 5000 for more information.


WHERE: AL BAHRAIN BALLROOM, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD26++, GHABGA: BD28++, SHISHA: BD8++, BD12.5++ FOR KIDS AGED SIX TO 12, KIDS BELOW 5 DINE FREE

Relax and unwind with your loved ones as you experience the joys of Ramadan in the Al Bahrain Ballroom at the Four Seasons! Enjoy the modern Arabesque theme as you gorge on a wide selection of the best of traditional Bahraini fare as well as Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Turkish and global cuisine. Enjoy sheesha, a number of live cooking stations and an array of internationally inspired dishes in their main dining room overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Kids get to enjoy in the Kids Club with a number of fun activities!

Call 1711 5500 for more information.


WHERE: LA MOSAIQUE RESTAURANT, CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD14.520 PER PERSON, GHABGA AND IFTAR PACKAGES START FROM BD14.520 PER PERSON FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 GUESTS

Feast on the best of Arabic fare and celebrate the Ramadan spirit of giving with the Crowne Plaza Bahrain! Treat yourself to a special menu and an impeccable atmosphere and make a difference as a donation of 500 fils for every Iftar dinner will be made to Children and Mothers Welfare Society. Give in to the true meaning of Ramdan!

Call 1753 1122 for more information.


WHERE: CHOICES, ART ROTANA AMWAJ ISLANDS
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD19++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: BD21++, 50% OFF FOR KIDS AGED SIX TO 12, KIDS BELOW SIX DINE FOR FREE

Experience true Arabic hospitality in an astonishing setup with ART Rotana’s Ramadan Specials! Head over to Choices for an authentic traditional ambiance as they convert their all day dining restaurant into a modern souk and enjoy an eminent spread of dishes- from the Middle East as well as from around the globe. Enjoy an amazing live musical performance and the best flavours of shisha, traditional Arabic dishes and some spectacular live stations!

Call 1600 0111 for more information.


WHERE: AWALI BALLROOM, SHERATON BAHRAIN HOTEL
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: BD16++ (SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY), BD17++ (THURSDAY TO SATURDAY), BD8.500 FOR CHILDREN AGED FOUR TO 12, CHILDREN AGED FOUR AND UNDER DINE FOR FREE

Get ready to dig into some scrumptious Arabic dishes and soak in a stunning Arabic décor at Sheraton’s complete Ramadan experience. Gather your friends and family and savour an amazing selection of Iftar delicacies in a distinct and sophisticated atmosphere. Choose from an array of international as well as Arabic menu options including a huge variety of cold mezzeh and starters, a dates corner, Arabic desserts and juice corners. Don’t forget to try out their delicious crepe station!

Call 17533533 for more information.


WHERE: AL KHAYMA, THE RITZ CARLTON
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD27++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: BD29++ PER PERSON

Experience Ramadan like never before at The Ritz Carlton’s Al Khayma Tent- a promising and unmatched Ramadan experience! Embark on a culinary journey like no other with their new Executive Chef Christian Knerr’s specially tailored menu as well as an enchanting Turkish menu by two chefs all the way from Istanbul. Tuck into some delectable creations at their popular Chocolate Room- made up of delightful desserts themed around the legendary tree of life!

Call 17586499 for more information.


WHERE: IL GIARDINO, ELITE SEEF RESIDENCE AND HOTEL
WHAT: IFTAR, GHABGA AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR: BD7.900++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: BD9.900++ PER PERSON, SOHOUR: BD4.900++ PER PERSON

Celebrate the true serenity of Ramadan with Elite Seef Residence and Hotel’s exclusive Ramadan buffet options! Enjoy a delectable feast of a mouth-watering Iftar buffet and unlimited soft beverages or relax with your loved ones with their luscious Ghabga spread by the Oasis poolside offering live grills and delightful desserts. Or opt for the authentic Sohour experience with a choice of set menu and beverage options – yum!

Call 17583388 for more information.


WHERE: BUSHRA: A UNIQUE RAMADAN EXPERIENCE AT BUSHIDO
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD15++ PER PERSON (WEEKDAYS) BD17++ PER PERSON (WEEKENDS), GHABGA: BD13++ PER PERSON (WEEKDAYS) BD15++ PER PERSON (WEEKENDS)

Head over to Bushido as they bring Bushra back for the sixth successive year this Ramadan! Join the celebrations as the opulent Japanese-pagoda transforms into a modern Arabic experience. Treat your tastebuds to a traditional yet contemporary menu featuring Middle Eastern and international specialties. Sip into a wide selection of beverages comprising of traditional teas, Arabic coffee, exotic mocktails, labans as well as other infusions. Both Teppanyaki kitchens will also be open to offer a generous selection of Japanese cuisine!

Call 1758 3555 for more information.


WHERE: FURN BISTRO, THE WESTIN BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: SOHOUR IS A LA CARTE

Sit back and relax to the mellow tunes of authentic Arabic music and dine on traditional Khaleeji cuisine at the FURN Bistro and Bakery! Ramadan vibes take centre stage at FURN with their gorgeous décor while your tastebuds are in for a ride with their Shawarma Station, Tahina Fountain, Arabic Salad Live Station and lots more. Indulge in an exhaustive variety of local and Turkish sweets and enjoy a refreshing menu of Ramadan juices and freshly brewed Arabic coffee!

Call 1717 1441 for more information.


WHERE: ELITE CRYSTAL HOTEL
WHAT: IFTAR AND GHABGA
PRICE: IFTAR: BD7.9++ PER PERSON, GHABGA: PLATTER IS BD14.9++ PER PERSON OR A LA CARTE

Looking for serenity in Juffair? Elite Crystal serves up a truly delicious Ramadan offering at Lotus All Day Dining. Feast on a buffet spread and sip on thirst-quenching drinks – all unlimited for a fantastic price. For Ghabga, opt for the platter option which includes a four-course set menu and choice of cold and hot beverages for two. The a la carte menu has a choice of saj and shawarma, served up at live cooking stations.

Call 1736 0360 for more information


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EID HAPPENINGS

SOFITEL BAHRAIN ZALLAQ THALASSA SEA & SPA

WHAT: EID LUNCH BUFFET
WHEN: THREE DAYS OF EID, 12.30PM TO 4PM
PRICE: BD26 NET PER PERSON INCLUSIVE OF SOFT BEVERAGES; 50% OFF FOR SIX TO 12-YEAR-OLDS; KIDS UNDER SIX-YEARS-OLD DINE FOR FREE

Feast at Saraya Restaurant with your family and friends and enjoy a long, festive Eid lunch buffet. Relax and indulge in top-class live entertainment plus exquisite food and a special arrangement for the kids to delve into as well.

WHEN: JUNE 30, 12.30PM TO 4PM
PRICE: BD36 NET PER PERSON WITH SOFT
DRINKS; BD38 NET PER PERSON WITH SELECTED BEVERAGES; BD65 NET PER PERSON  TO 12-YEAR-OLDS; KIDS UNDER SIX-YEARSOLD DINE FOR FREE

Sofitel reintroduces its popular Friday Grand Brunch by the sea and offers a wide variety of signature dishes along with unlimited beverages, a selection of delicious appetisers, scrumptious international buffet delicacies with Asian and Italian corners and dessert counter in addition to live cooking stations. The live Latino band keeps the ambiance upbeat, whereas kids can enjoy a magic show and fun games.

GO: Call 1763 6363 for reservations and more information.


CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN

WHAT: EID LUNCH BUFFET
WHEN: JUNE 25, 26 AND 27
PRICE: BD15.750 NET WITH UNLIMITED SELECTED BEVERAGES; BD5 NET FOR SEVEN TO 12-YEARS-OLDS

Let the team at La Mosaique take you on a culinary journey to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with your nearest and dearest. A lavish buffet spread with fresh and flavourful options will accompany great activities for the little ones.

GO: Call 1753 1122 for reservations and more information.


DOWNTOWN ROTANA

WHAT: EID AL FITR BRUNCH
WHEN: THREE DAYS OF EID
PRICE: BD13++ PER PERSON; 50% OFF FOR SIX TO 12-YEAR-OLDS; KIDS UNDER SIXYEARS- OLD DINE FOR FREE

Share three days of Eid Al Fitr bliss at the grand Al Maha Tent with a vibrant and friendly ambiance together with a wide selection of dishes in a lavish buffet spread and lots of great activities for little ones to enjoy as well.

GO: Call 1311 9999 for reservations and more information


ART ROTANA AMWAJ ISLANDS

WHAT: EID BRUNCH
WHEN: SECOND AND THIRD DAY OF EID, 12.30PM TO 4PM
PRICE: BD20 NET PER PERSON INCLUSIVE OF SOFT BEVERAGES; BD34 NET WITH HOUSE BEVERAGES; 50% OFF FOR SIX TO 12-YEAR-OLDS; KIDS UNDER SIX-YEARSOLD DINE FOR FREE

Eid is all about getting together with family and friends over a delicious meal made with love. At ART Rotana, the culinary team takes Eid to the next level by offering an extravagant buffet serving dishes from all over the world and catering for every taste, at Choices Terrace. Whether it’s the rich Arabic Ouzi with braised lamp over a bed of spiced rice or freshly smoked short ribs, the many live cooking stations will be providing all your favorite items like fresh sushi and sashimi or Spanish paella made to preference. The amazing dessert stations will surely satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings and will have every kid jumping for more. The special Eid entertainment brings the Holy Month to a fitting end. Of course, the special kids section is available for the little ones to enjoy many of the special Eid activities.

GO: Call 1600 0111 for reservations and more information.


AL AREEN PALACE & SPA

WHAT: EID AL FITR BRUNCH
WHEN: SECOND DAY OF EID, 12.30PM TO 4PM
PRICE: BD15++ PER PERSON; 50% OFF FOR SEVEN TO 12-YEAR-OLDS; KIDS AGED SIX AND UNDER DINE FOR FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly Eid Brunch including Arabic and International dishes plus live cooking stations at Al Qasr Tent. There will be a lavish buffet spread, Arabic sweets and a range of beverages. Plus, live entertainment from a band, face painting, henna, mascot, kids’ corner, and much more. Diners will have access to the swimming pool during the period of brunch and a ticket to The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park. You also get the chance to win prizes during the Grand Raffle Draw. Served on the second day of Eid.

GO: Call 1784 5000 for reservations and more information.


FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY

WHAT: EID BRUNCH
WHEN: THREE DAYS OF EID
PRICE: BD27++ PER PERSON INCLUSIVE OF SOFT BEVERAGES; BD37++ PER PERSON WITH HOUSE BEVERAGES

One of the most extravagant and familyfriendly brunches in town returns for a spectacular Eid celebration. Festivities will commence in Bahrain Bay Kitchen with a special brunch buffet, live cooking stations and a vibrant family atmosphere to be enjoyed on any of the three days of Eid Al Fitr.

GO: Call 1711 5500 for reservations and more information.