Ma’akum Press Conference

featured-image Obai & Hill organized Ma’akum’s first press conference on the 2nd of December 2013, at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. Ma’akum is a group of 16 candidates running for the 28th session of the elections for the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The press conference held included the candidates introducing themselves to the members of the press and announced the overall mission, vision and objective of the group.

Ma’akum are passionate about improving the effectiveness of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s executive leadership and its ability to provide quality value added services as well as to promote its entrepreneurial spirit and enhance its role in the services of the country’s business environment and the private sector. Ma’akum wants to strive towards further developing the role of small and medium-sized enterprises as they are considered the pillars of the national economy. They also strive to work towards further improving the current market conditions and defining effective solutions to the trader’s problems.

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry want to strengthen their ability to provide research and development, marketing studies, consultation services as well as tracking the business trends and market indicators to improve the role of the BCCI in the development of the society as a whole. They also strive to promote the adoption of modern IT systems with the aim of developing advanced electronic system. Ma’akum also wants to firmly implant the principles of consultation and dialogue between the Chambers executive body and its members in order to strengthen the BCCI’s ability to meet challenges and offer solutions, in addition to further develop the BCCI’s various components with a focus towards keeping up with new developments.

Click here to visit the Ma’akum website for more information about the group.

Khalid Almoayed


Bahrain Yacht Club Annual Autumn Regatta





The Bahrain Yacht Club held its annual Autumn Regatta on the 22nd of November 2013. The highly anticipated event united Bahrain’s sailing community as well as the boating and water sports enthusiasts from all around the island. The regatta was also open to non-members who were interested to gain insight into the exhilarating world of sail racing. A wide variety of fun family activities took please including a beach volleyball tournament, a Petanque competition and kayaking in the lagoon. Outdoor games such as a sandcastle competition was held and a bouncing castle for children to enjoy their time. In the spirit of the perfect outdoor weather, a barbeque was available on the beach and a DJ and live band kept guests entertained throughout.


The Autumn Regatta that was proudly sponsored by DHL and Royal Dahlman also included a competition where sailors competed for the title of “Autumn Regatta Champion”. The competition consisted of four races over the course of the day: two adult races and two junior races and prizes were awarded to the skipper and the crewmembers. The adult races comprised on Cruiser Yachts, Multi hulls and dinghies while the junior races included dinghies. Each category in each race division was awarded with a “placed” trophy or medal to congratulate them for their spirit and efforts. Winners were also presented with a token as a keep safe of the competition.

The regatta, as usual, was a fun day out for the whole family and the live action out on the water was indeed fed back to the shore.

Obai and Hill supported Bahrain Yacht Club’s Autumn Regatta on the event day by inviting the Bahraini press to cover the event and attended

Visit Bahrain Yacht Club’s website by clicking here.



Logo Design Competition Winner: Obai & Hill

We recently participated in a logo design competition hosted by Arab Architects Architects Institute & Network, a society called ‘AIN, through which they mentioned the things to keep in mind while designing the logo, which include that the letter ‘ع’ in Arabic & the letters in English should be together. The logo should also contain something that unites Arabs in all Arabic countries such as: language, culture, architectural element, natural environment existing in all countries – Arab countries here are defined as all countries in the Arab League – the logo should be professional, inspired from the Arabic environment yet contemporary & modern.


For our concept, we have decided to use the Arabic letter ‘ain as our main focus. We created two different logos using the letter with an added element to each. A blue variation was added because blue is popular in Mosques due to its calming nature. This logo relates to architecture and the shape and silhouette of buildings and incorporating it in the ‘ain.

Zayan The Label AW’13


Zayan Ghandour’s 4th collection “She was here” is all about the girl who leaves a mark wherever she goes.  She delights in girly details, layers and layers of tulle, gold mesh polka dots, metallic brocades and tutu skirts that glow in the dark.


 Polka dots feature prominently and playfully in the collection, adorning feminine silhouettes and pretty fabrics. Waterfall dresses, tunics and tops appear in flirty silks, cashmere knits, lace, metallic brocades, and micro-jerseys with appliques and mesh cutouts.


The collection features metallic shades, electric navy, and lots of nudes with unexpected pops of coral red.This season also sees the introduction of the Zayan the Label suit, a girly take on the traditional power suit, where a long flowy tutu skirt or gold brocade pants are paired with a suit jacket to unconventional, enchanting effect.

PicMonkey Collage

The Zayan girl dances to the beat of her own drum. She wears trucker hats with embellished tulle, hangs out in Satwa and wears ballgowns for breakfast.

 She was here’ the original track written and produced for Zayan the Label was recorded in Dubai at JFW Music & Sound; Video was shot in Satwa by Alchemy Films.

To view the Labels Autumn winter video 2013, please click on the following :  Zayan the Label Aw13 video “She Was Here”