Welcome to Bahrain Bay!
Throughout 2017 and beyond, Bahrain Bay’s vision for development continues and Bahrain Bay remains at the forefront of this endeavour. A vibrant mixed used development and benchmark social environment is what Bahrain Bay strives for. Needless to say that this vision is fast becoming a reality as progress marches on and being part of it is so rewarding. The little tingles we feel as supported events prove that progress is positively being made, gives even more encouragement driving the team towards the envisaged criterion.
2016 was not a particularly good year globally, but it did reveal or indeed present future challenges and Bahrain Bay is well prepared to engage those issues during 2017, with a strong will to overcome.
As the last year closed, National Day commemorations were evident across the Island and Bahrain Bay was no exception. Supported by the Capital Governorate whose commitment and initiative cannot go unnoticed, Manama lit up in all its glory, drawing mass crowds to the centre in celebration. The ever important statistic of footfall saw encouraging figures to Bahrain Bay as crowds thronged to enjoy the various activities. One of the more noticeable events was the large fete which concluded in a spectacular firework display that Bahrain Bay was proud to host.
Very little stood still and from one event to the next, Bahrain Bay geared up. The first of its kind, the ‘Bahrain Sea Festival’ took place in the bay enjoying immense public response. Like its name suggests, the Bahrain Sea Festival celebrated the island’s historical relationship with the sea. Being an island that heritage of course runs deep in the veins of the citizens, therefore any reference to such activities needs to accurately reflect that. Visitors were entertained, enthralled and enlightened with several related traditions and activities including a flotilla of LED lit dhows decorating the waterfront. Several utility buildings on-site were transformed into creations of public art by the renowned international artist El-Seed. Calligraphy in itself is a fine art and fans thronged to watch him create magic as he indulged in his unique method of drawing strokes with a spray can.
As a public venue, Bahrain Bay is the perfect location. Already, the annual ‘Shop Bahrain’ festival has proved very popular with the public offering attractions especially for children. Highway access, superb infrastructure and wide open spaces to set the scene, what is there not to like about Bahrain Bay as your preferred venue. With that in mind, Bahrain Bay is so proud to be organiser’s first consideration. The pipeline is full with several events on the horizon and Bahrain Bay will cement its standing within the Bahrain community.
2017 will also be the focus of the ‘Promenade’ opening, a waterfront public walkway, which is surrounded by the iconic Four Seasons Hotel. In the true sense of the facility, this amenity is really the first of its kind in Bahrain. With kiosks hosting brands such as at the “ Wafflemeister “ and other soon-to-be facilities sprouting up, the Promenade will eventually make its mark internationally, joining such landmarks as ‘The Waterfront in Cape Town or harbour dining in Sydney. Well, this is the vision and to date, there is nothing to stop it.
Bahrain skyline has changed dramatically and Bahrain Bay proudly sits in the centre of this progress.