|When? December 13-17 | Event? National Day Celebrations | Venue? Bahrain International Circuit
A spirit of togetherness takes over the Kingdom this month as the National Day celebrations get underway at one of Bahrain’s most iconic landmarks.
Join in with thousands of fellow Bahrainis, and residents, this month in a true celebration of the nation’s achievements, heritage and its all-embracing character. The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), one of the country’s most symbolic venues, invites you to a five-day mega festival that underlines the best that the Kingdom has to offer, from December 13 to 17. The first-ever BIC National Day Festival features a variety of attractions and activities that one can take part in during the Kingdom’s most important national holiday.
The carnival brings together a wide array of some of the country’s most prominent local retailers and corporations, showcasing and selling their products and services. The festival hosts over 200 retail booths and the items on offer include jewellery, garments, food, toys and much more. In addition there are a number of activities for children’s entertainment, food stalls, carnival games for older guests and several other fun surprises.
“We are extremely proud to host the inaugural BIC National Day Festival this December and to celebrate the pride and passion the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain have towards our great country,” says BIC chief executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.
“It promises to be a wonderful five-day celebration, and will feature something special for every member of the family. We look forward to welcoming Bahrainis and members of the expatriate community alike to enjoy five delightful days of celebration and family fun.”
The festival is being underlined as the perfect platform on which to demonstrate what Bahrain’s business community has to offer, and to be a part of one of the Kingdom’s biggest National Day celebrations.
National Day is a time of celebration, and the Bahraini government is known to organise a number of programmes to commemorate it. This archipelago of 33 islands celebrates its 41st National Day and the 14th anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad’s accession to the throne this year.
The country’s strategic location in the Arabian Gulf resulted in the rule and influence from the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Portuguese, Arabs and British in the past. Archaeological discoveries have shown two distinct civilisations in the region: the Dilmun and Tylos. Dilmun, which is also a word for an ancient port city or trade centre, flourished due to its savvy commercial outlook and strategic geographic position.
The festival at the BIC will take place from 4pm to 10pm daily, and entry tickets, priced at 500 fils each, will be available at the venue’s main gate on all five days.
Call 17 450-000 or visit www.bahraingp.com.