Vapiano – Iced Tea In Town!

The restaurant that serves old-fashioned italian recipes using local meat , produce and cheese has now launched its exclusively manufactured ice tea.

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It comes in four fruit flavors, including Green Tea (Lemon Prickly Pear), Red Tea ( Pomegranate) , White Tea (Elderflower Mint) and black Tea (Peach Vanilla). Each flavor is available in a 500ml glass bottle and is made with carefully selected ingredients to provide a quick jolt of refreshment.

Vapiano Gets The Excellent Service in The Region Award

Vapiano Bahrain closed off 2014 on a high note after being awarded “Excellent Service in the Region” by Vapiano International. Vapiano and their staff, known as Vapianists, live by the Italian proverb “Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano” which means, “if you have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life, you’ll live more healthily and longer” and that attitude, earned Vapiano Bahrain this award. In addition, they’ve been awarded for their excellent, friendly, and welcoming service, dedication, and expertise in their trade with specialists dedicated to their stations of pasta, pizza, and salads freshly prepared to order.

The Weekender Vapiano is a casual dining Italian restaurant with made-to-order fire roasted pizzas, fresh house-made pasta and hand tossed gourmet salads. Vapiano Bahrain, located on the first floor of City Centre, puts a new spin on the dining experience with its urban upscale Italian decor and its modern customer service. The food is made in front of your eyes, using only fresh made pasta and ingredients to create exotic and mouthwatering dishes.


JANUARY 28TH 2015 – Manama, Bahrain: Barrel and Drum proudly announced the launch of their inaugural collection of wooden sunglasses, after an exciting launch party that took place on the 28th of January at Ezmeel in Riyadat Mall, Aali.

Founded by a group of young and passionate design professionals, Barrel and Drum is the brainchild of a desire to bring a fresh, contemporary and environmentally friendly eyewear alternative to the GCC.Barrel and Drum Sunglasses (1)
This debut collection, dubbed “The Classic Collection” consists of tried and tested styles, repurposed with their signature wooden frames. Each piece highlights the beauty of natural wood, in the form of iconic styles that can suit any gender. The collection includes timeless styles such as the Black Sandal Wayfarer, Bamboo Wayfarer, Zebra Wood, Ebony Wood Metal Rimless and Ebony Wood Rims, all brought together in a perfect fusion of form meets function.

Barrel & Drum’s glasses are constructed meticulously out of high quality eco friendly materials like bamboo and natural wood.

“I am so thrilled to finally announce the launch of Barrel and Drum! We live on an island that has rich natural resources, and we wanted to create a brand that was earthy, natural and would offer a cool local eyewear alternative in Bahrain and the GCC. My team was really passionate to brand, market and create a full collection that would appeal to the younger generation ” – said Wafa Al Obaidat Creative Director of Obai and Hill and chief founder of Barrel and Drum.

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Barrel and Drum is a brand that goes back to basics. Believing in stripping back the pseudo-glamour and grandeur of designer eyewear to create pieces that are grounded, natural, yet still utterly stylish. Designed with contemporary and simplistic sensibility – Barrel and Drum can be worn by people from all walks of life who seek to do things a little differently.

Barrel and Drum sunglasses will be available to purchase online at as well as select retailers across the GCC.



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Juffair, Bahrain; January 27, 2015: ZOOM Market, the distinctive supermarket concept that has been sweeping through the United Arab Emirates, is finally opening its first outlet in Bahrain at Al Fateh Service Station in Juffair.

Defining the future of grocery shopping, ZOOM Market has won praise for its 24-hours service, 7 days a week, wide selection of quality products that meet the complete range of home needs and convenient delivery services. The new branch will also have dine-in options for customers. ZOOM promises to deliver a fast, easy shopping experience to customers seeking convenience and value.

An established supermarket concept that further builds on the ZOOM convenience stores with over 165 locations in the UAE, ZOOM Market’s Bahrain branch brings with it a café-bakery concept – the first of its kind in Bahrain



ZOOM Market aims to providing home-based fundamentals, such as fresh food products to customers with the highest level of efficiency and service, in an elegantly designed environment. Their products range from fresh fruits and vegetables, to meat and poultry, as well as other household and grocery items.

The outlet aims to provide further convenience through its extended ZOOM services counter where customers can pay their various utility bills and avail a host of other services.

The brainchild behind ZOOM’s presence through a franchise agreement in Bahrain is Bukhowa Investments Holding Company, one of Bahrain’s leading organizations and pioneers in the food and beverage industry successfully operating Yum Yum Tree food court for the last two decades.

“We are very excited to be opening our first ZOOM Market location in Bahrain,” said Chairman of Bukhowa Investments Holding, Dr. Adel Bukhowa. “Bahrain is such an amazing country with many different successful concepts and we are confident there is a place for ZOOM and are excited by the challenge.”

Burhan Al Hashemi, ENOC’s Managing Director of Retail, said: “We are thankful to Bukhowa Investments Holding for the partnership that expands our ZOOM retail concept to Bahrain. ZOOM Market has redefined the concept of neighborhood shopping with our focus on delivering fresh, high quality products with efficiency and the highest standards of customer service. We are confident that ZOOM Market will set a new benchmark in retailing
in Bahrain.”


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ZOOM Market is located at Al Fateh Service Station, Juffair and opens 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.