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BTEA Unveils Plan to Host the ‘Sea Festival’ and ‘Bahrain Light Festival’
18 October, 2017
The Kingdom of Bahrain will be hosting the ‘Sea Festival’ and the ‘Bahrain Light Festival’ which was announced by Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority during a press conference held at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay on the 18th of October 2017.
The second edition of the ‘Sea Festival’ will be held from 26th of October until 4th of November 2017. The festival will be an ideal platform to raise awareness about the history of the sea as well as educate tourists and the new generation. Additionally, the festival will integrate the past with the present to highlight the rich history of Bahrain’s sea industry.
Furthermore, the ‘Bahrain Light Festival’, which will be held from 23rd - 30th of November 2017, will introduce the latest lighting innovations by international contemporary artists. The festival will also include technical artistic dynamics in addition to remarkable artistic performances.
“Due to the success achieved in the previous year, we are delighted to host the ‘Sea Festival’ and ‘Bahrain Light Festival’ again this year. The festivals will include a series of fun and exciting events for the whole family. Both festivals come in line with the BTEA’s strategy to promote and showcase the Kingdom’s identity to residents and tourists. This further develops the Kingdom’s tourism sector and strengthens its position as an ideal tourist destination for families,” said the Chief Executive Officer of BTEA, H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
During the press conference, the Director of Tourism Marketing and Promotions at the BTEA, Mr. Yousif Al Khan, mentioned that the BTEA aims to attract visitors from neighboring GCC countries by providing a variety of activities suitable for visitors of all ages.
The ‘Sea Festival’ features a number of activities, including the Techno Aqua World area for games and leisure activities, a central display related to the history of pearl diving, and the 360 virtual reality gaming zone. The festival will also include a designated area for pearl and jewelry merchants, a painting zone where children will be able to showcase their painting skills by participating in the dhow painting activity, in addition to several live performances. Furthermore, the outdoor area will include a painting zone where artists will have live painting demonstration dhows that will be displayed throughout the festival.
Other activities include deshelling oysters, free diving shows, and many more. The festival will take place from Saturday to Thursday from 4 pm to 10 pm and from 4 pm to 11 pm on Friday. The price of tickets is BD 2 per person and free for children under the age of 4.
Moreover, the ‘Bahrain Light Festival’ aims to showcase technical artistic dynamics; the latest innovations in lighting by artists from France, Japan and the United States of America, and will also include remarkable artistic performances
Hosting these festivals comes in line with the BTEA’s strategy to develop the tourism sector under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours.’, which contributes towards the Kingdom’s economy and the 2030 Economic Vision.