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Summer Festival

July 11 - 17, 2018

The 10th edition of the Bahrain Summer Festival returns under the slogan Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture with a two-month programme. It will take place in the Nakhool Tent at Arad Fort and will also feature a variety of children’s activities.

Nakhool and Nakhoola, the adventurous mascots will welcome families on arrival. The tent is open every day, except on Sunday, from 5pm to 9pm and admission is free.

For details, call 17567171.


July 13, 17

The Mohammed bin Faris Band: The band, featuring artists and musicians and members of folk music groups in the kingdom, will perform various types of traditional local musical genres and songs.

Time: 8.15pm to 9pm


July 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

The Puppet Show: Puppet theatre specialist Ramadan Yousif presents a series of educational and entertaining shows inspired by local heritage, animal stories, adventures, folk tales and traditional games.

Time: 7pm to 7.20pm


July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

Magic Show: Bahraini artist Walid presents a series of magic tricks with comedy and fun for adults and children.

Time: 7pm to 7.20pm


July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17

Police Music Band: The band will present a variety of musical shows that combine military music and traditional Bahraini music.

Time: 6.45pm to 7.30pm


July 19

Maqamat Badi’ Al-Zaman Al-Hamathani: Theatrical vignettes that combine comedic situations inspired by Arabian folklore and characters such as Abu Al-Fateh Al-Iskandari and Issa bin Hisham and others.

Minimum age: 10+

Time: 8pm to 9.30pm


July 25, 26, 27

Zapin Dance: This celebrated Malaysian dance style was once performed for royal guests.

Time: 8.15pm to 9pm

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