Sat, 28 April 2018
Visit FES518, the new event space beside the Jawad Dome, for a stunning glimpse of Moroccan splendour.
Walking through the door of FES518, named for the Moroccan city and the Bahrain block number, it would be easy to imagine yourself in a fairy tale.
Expansive tiled floors stretch away beneath a central atrium in which hangs a stunning Moroccan brass lamp. And abundance of further lamps are suspended from gorgeous ceilings which feature intricate plasterwork and wood carvings.
Classic blue and white tiles adorn the many pillars, while calligraphy turns wall nooks into interesting display spaces. Ornate, traditional doors lead off the main space revealing hidden rooms and a staircase leading to the equally impressive upper floor.
The brainchild of Faisal Jawad, FES518 was 10 years in the building with interior and exterior elements being transported from Morocco and assembled on the ground in Bahrain.
And it’s now open for public viewing and for use as an extremely impressive event space capable of holding between 150 and 200 people, depending on the seating arrangements and event requirements. It’s planned to open the space for gatherings such as TED talks, corporate training sessions, private dining, weddings and art exhibitions.
FES518 is also available for Ramadan Iftars and Ghabgas.