Mosaic Workshop with Faiza Saeed

Draw inspiration from your favorite book and transpire it on to a beautiful mosaic piece. Register today for a creative and stimulating workshop with Bahrain’s first mosaic artist, Faiza Saeed! Faiza_Saeed-Bookstore (2) (1)

The Pop-Up Shop – Mahmood Janahi

Don’t miss our finale #PopUpShopAtEnmaMall with the incredible Mahmood Janahi Cakes! Shop Mahmood’s delectable baked creations, attend a FREE intro to baking class and Q&A session as well as a heavenly cinnabon baking demonstration. Call 17536092 to book your spots for the workshops – limited spaces available.

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Check out Wedo’s take of the Bahrain’s first ever VIP Influencer Tour, held at Enma Mall during Eid.

Among the invited guests were photographer extraordinaire Omar Farooq (also known as Omr94) who ranks as one of Bahrain’s biggest Instagram sensation with over 124,000 followers. Comedy duo Khaled Janahi and Imran Al Aradi also joined, as well as TV presenters Shaima Rahimi and Ameera Alkooheji, Make-up artist Azhar Hubail, Beauty blogger Najla Bastaki, food critics Ali Fareed and Mohammed Sadeq of YouTube channel WedoBH, as well as baking expert Mahmood Janahi. Fashion blogging was well represented by Ashwathy Shwaykumar, while Hamsa Saeed and Mohammed Saad covered the coaching and nutrition side of things.

Enma Mall Hosts First Ever VIP Tour for Top Influencers

Enma Mall Hosts First Ever VIP Tour for Top Influencers


Riffa – Enma Mall was proud to play host to 12 of Bahrain’s top social media influencers and bloggers at a first of it’s kind VIP tour which took place at it’s premises on the third day of Eid Al Fitr, Sunday the 19th of July.

The tour, which encompassed 15 tenant stops was cultivated to give the crème de la crème of Bahrain’s social media elite an inside scoop on the hidden treasures Enma Mall has to offer.

“Although we consider it to be Riffa’s premier family mall – Enma Mall really has something for everyone” commented Khalid Fadhul – Sales & Marketing Manager of Middle Region Development Co. “The variety of influencers and bloggers we had join us on the tour is a true testament to that, and we’re excited to show their audiences the same”.

Among the invited guests were photographer extraordinaire Omar Farooq (also known as Omr94) who ranks as one of Bahrain’s biggest Instagram sensation with over 124,000 followers. Comedy duo Khaled Janahi and Imran Al Aradi also joined, as well as TV presenters Shaima Rahimi and Ameera Alkooheji, Make-up artist Azhar Hubail, Beauty blogger Najla Bastaki, food critics Ali Fareed and Mohammed Sadeq of YouTube channel WedoBH, as well as baking expert Mahmood Janahi. Fashion blogging was well represented by Ashwathy Shwaykumar, while Hamsa Saeed and Mohammed Saad covered the coaching and nutrition side of things.

The guests were welcomed at Le Chocolat for a speech given by Sarah Al Attar, Office and Marketing Manager of CBRE Bahrain, and a delicious authentic Bahraini breakfast. The clan then went on a whirlwind tour visiting some of Enma Mall’s key tenants whose marketing directors and owners welcomed them with open arms to explain a little bit about their brands. Among the tenants featured on the tour were clothing and retail giant F&F, Latif Shoes, , Grimas Make-up, Moods home, Grands Medical, My Little World play center, DigIn Pizza, Shawayatnah Restaurant, Twenty4, Bazelt gallery and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso.

Of course, no VIP experience is complete without gifts. The honoured guests were offered personalised gift items from each tenant, ranging from free samples, jewellery to gift vouchers from Lifestyle Jewellery to Turkish Delight and gourmet hazelnuts from Mado and much more.

The tour culminated with a farewell at Pebbelostry, Enma Mall’s very own Bubble Tea vendor where the staff had created special drinks for each influencer.

“We’re delighted to have hosted some of Bahrain’s local talent today” Commented Sarah Al Attar, Office and Marketing Manager of CBRE Bahrain. “What we’re seeing with social media is that it’s power on influencing consumers has become something to reckon with. We hope to keep working with influencers on future events and initiatives moving forward.”



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The Bahrain International Property Exhibition is Back


JUNE 2015 – Manama, Bahrain: A key press conference on June 8th 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel  Bahrain Bay saw the launch of Bahrain International Property Exhibition, BIPEX 2015 with a renewed emphasis.

BIPEX is the Kingdom’s pioneering property show that has served the community for several years, and it is back with greater focus and vigor. BIPEX 2015 is scheduled for November 5th – 7th at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center under the patronage of H.E Shaikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister. One of the results of the resurgent real estate sectors and growing economies of Bahrain and the GCC has been to revisit the BIPEX expo calendar. It is noteworthy that the government of Bahrain is undertaking several plans including road network developments, public transportation improvements, construction of three major power plants and a plethora of housing projects to ultimately elevate the standard of the country. Bahrain’s consistent growth and development in recent years is evidenced by the revival of interest in its real estate market. These events are not coincidental but are closely correlated and interlinked.

Over the past decade, BIPEX has grown rapidly and consolidated its reputation as a key international property exhibition. This landmark event prides itself on attracting both emerging and established real estate companies as exhibitors and participants. Furthermore, it sets the perfect stage for investors, developers and buyers to discuss various aspects facing the industry, including timely solutions and suggestions in that regard. BIPEX provides a unique opportunity for developers to inform potential buyers on topics about real estate developments, property features, financial terms and legal issues on a one-on-one basis.

The Bahrain Society of Engineers or BSE, is the premier body representing engineering professionals in the Kingdom. A dedicated committee is tasked with regularly organizing the BIPEX, and Mr. Mohammed Khalil Alsayed is the Chairman of this Organizing Committee for BIPEX. “Bahrain is consolidating its position as a hub for home-buyers and leisure travelers,” said Alsayed. “The government’s infrastructure spending in addition to the development of the tourism sector and the recent economic growth of 4.5% YOY reinforce this view. I am deeply optimistic about BIPEX 2015 as I believe it is a timely event that showcases a key component of Bahrain’s economy that benefits the players as well as investors and the general public,” added Mr. Alsayed.

“BIPEX, run by engineering professionals on a voluntary basis, is a crucial event in the realty sector’s annual calendar. I see it as a catalyst for inward investment flows into Bahrain, amongst providing many other related benefits to the economy of Bahrain. I wholeheartedly invite all companies, large and small, to participate in this landmark event and join us in the march to Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.” he concluded.

About BSE

BSE was established in 1972 as a professional voluntary non-profit organization. It seeks to advance the engineering profession, while striving for continuous skill enhancements through training and conducting technical and professional programs.




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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.



Barrel and Drum Team


Follow them on social media for the latest updates on Instagram – @barrelanddrum and Facebook – and Twitter – @barrelanddrum



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.



MALJA – A Red Bull Space: Countdown To Opening on January 30th



First community hub in the Middle East to support and connect

all types of Art in the most innovative way


Bahrain 18th January 2015-


Nested under the trees at the entrance of Amwaj Islands, Malja, Bahrain’s first open creative space is set to open its doors on January 30th at 4 pm with it’s first show Double tap and live graffiti performances, followed by the opening ceremony at 6:00 pm.

After taking over Al Osra’s old supermarket, creative hands and minds have been working for the past three months to transform this hidden place into a communal location to create, promote and support Arts in Bahrain and the Middle East:

spoon Consultants are leading the design of the 350 sqm multi-functional project space featuring their unique façade installation. The indoor and outdoor space is brought to light by LumenArts Lighting Consultants who are responsible for all the illumination.

Jody Peck [Artist] and Noof Al Refaei [Sikkeh Gallery] contributed with some of the interior featured furniture, while Sara Valente [spoon] andReine Lahoud took lead on the Landscape side.



On the curators’ front, Tarik Omar and Hasan Hujairi are consulting on the sound room equipment and developing workshop ideas related to music and studio production. Meanwhile, Frances Stafford and Yasmin Sharabi art consultants, will manage the annual gallery which will be held in Malja’s main hall.

A team of story tellers are documenting Malja’s coming to life. Behind the camera, JEO’s Productions team of producers and cameramen are capturing every moment from the construction to the people involved.

In photos and writing, Noor Noorudin, Quentin de Pimodan, Melchior de Tinguy and Ali Haji are telling the story of Malja, on the designed by Maroon Frog.




It will be a place for creative minds to learn, create, develop and perform by supporting and connecting all types of arts in the most innovative way.

For that Malja will be home to:

  • RBMA Quarter Tone Frequency Sound Space: 28.5 sqm dedicated for an Electronic Music Production facility and general music usage.
  • An Art Room: 33 sqm, room that gives space for special projects, creation and dance groups
  • The Gallery:  215 sqm with a stage available to host concerts for up to 250 people and art galleries

Part artist incubator, part gallery and art cultural curator, Malja’s core purpose is to give critical acclaim to involved artists, while breaking down regional barriers as well as financial and institutional constraints between them. It is a place to give artists a space, tools, and intimacy to unleash their creative side.

By mixing these different types of art, Malja wants to offer the creative minds with a unique experience and captivate art aficionados with concepts that take their passion to a whole new level.

On the opening week (Jan 30th – Feb 4th), Malja’s program will feature several artists from different disciplines who will give a sneak peek into the type of programs to expect at Malja.

To learn more about the opening and the full program and join the conversation on social media;

Mustafa and tarek


Conor + mustafa


Instagram: @maljabahrain

#Maljabahrain #Bahrainculture


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Malja is a non for profit venue and is opened from 12:00pm to 10:00pm 7 days a week. For more information you can call: 32-323-000

Malja partners include: BMMI; Amwaj Islands Management, Batelco, Virgin Megastore, Likwid Productions, Hala Bahrain Show and Time Out Magazine.