Momentous Occasions

by BTM

Wed, 05 September 2018

Momentous Occasions

We celebrated the new millennium in January 2000 by looking ahead to 2025 through the eyes of business and community leaders, including Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Mohamed Buzizi, Mohammed Dadabhai, Sabah AlMoayyed and Bharat Jashanmal. Perhaps we should revisit that feature to discover how close we are to their predictions.
In the year 2000 we also launched the Bahrain Hotel & Restaurant Guide, which is still going strong today.
The year 2002 was a good one, both for our publisher, Red House Marketing, and for Bahrain. In January it was announced that BTM would henceforth include Woman This Month (WTM), which had been introduced as a special supplement the previous November. WTM would, of course, later become a magazine in its own right. And in March BTM offered congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Highness the Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, His Highness the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the people and residents of Bahrain on the declaration of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
In 2004 the island geared up for a little something called the F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The populace went crazy and so did we with 16 pages of photographic coverage from the event and the surrounding parties as well as interviews, spotlights and more.
December 2005 saw BTM’s 100th issue and, in true Red House style, we threw a party! With the great and the good (and plenty of not so great and definitely not good), we danced and sang the night away. And, once recovered, we got ready for the next 100.