Summer activities continue in full swing on the island with Bahrain Beach Festival, which will run until August 27.

If you’re one of those who thinks Bahrain doesn’t have good enough beaches, think again! The Bahrain Beach Festival was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism, HE Fatima bint Jafar Al Sairafi, at Bilaj Al Jazayer. This is the first event of its kind organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) as part of its efforts to enrich the summer season in the Kingdom. It features several fun activities and events to attract tourists and visitors, in addition to encouraging internal tourism for citizens and residents.

The festival started at Bilaj Al Jazayer, in collaboration with other distinctive beaches such as Marassi Beach and Water Garden City Beach. It will continue until August 27, incorporating a full programme of events such as live music acts, children’s activities and games, a variety of food trucks and vendors and plenty of photo opportunities. Bilaj Al Jazayer has a BD2 entrance fee.

The Minister said: “This festival comes within the framework of the BTEA’s programme, which includes various activities that attract tourists, citizens and residents throughout the year. We aim to activate the potential of Bahraini beaches as a mainstay of tourist attractions in the Kingdom, and we invite everyone to go to the festival.”

She also pointed out that this festival comes to support the private tourism sector’s facilities in the Kingdom. She stressed that the responsible teams at Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority are making every effort within the framework of the available resources and capabilities to present ideas, programmes and initiatives that attract tourists and visitors, in a way that contributes to boosting the rates of the private tourism facilities.

The programme of events for the coming month was being finalised as we went to press. ✤