My Here & There Personal Views

BEST SEAFOOD NIGHT in Bahrainย TONIGHTย & every Wednesday at @westinbahrain in city center , tried last week and yup it’s so far the best seafood night in Bahrain.. Lots of varieties, live cooking, sushi station and much more… Their seafood is SO FRESH and mouthwatering specially the lobster (in all of its kinds)… Don’t miss it ๐Ÿ‘Œ
BD 20 for each person, and BD 25 with selected beverageย 
For more information Follow them on:
Instagram & Twitter: @WestinBahrain
Facebook: The Westin Bahrain City Centre
ุงุญู„ู‰ ู„ูŠู„ุฉ “ุณูŠ ููˆุฏ” ููŠ ุงู„ุจุญุฑูŠู† ุงู„ู„ูŠู„ุฉ ูˆูƒู„ ุงุฑุจุนู‡ ููŠ ูู†ุฏู‚ ูˆุณุชู† ููŠ ุณูŠุชูŠ ุณู†ุชุฑุŒ ุฌุฑุจุชู‡ ุงู„ุฃุณุจูˆุน ุงู„ู„ูŠ ุทุงู ูˆุจุงู„ู†ุณุจุฉ ู„ูŠ ุงุญู„ู‰ “ุณูŠ ููˆุฏ ู†ุงูŠุช” ููŠ ุงู„ุฏูŠุฑุฉ. ุนู†ุฏู‡ู… ูˆุงูŠุฏ ุงู†ูˆุงุน ูˆุงุดูƒุงู„ ูˆุณูˆุดูŠ ูˆ ูˆ ูˆ ูˆ.. ูƒู„ ุดูŠ ุฌุฑุจุชู‡ ุญู„ูˆ ูƒุงู† ุจุณ ุงุญู„ู‰ ุดูŠ ุงู… ุงู„ุฑุจูŠุงู† (ูˆุงูŠุฏ ูƒุงู† ููŠ ุงู†ูˆุงุน ูˆูƒู„ู‡ู… ูƒุงู†ูˆุง ุฒูŠู†ูŠู†) ู„ุงุฒู… ุชุฌุฑุจูˆู†ู‡ ๐Ÿ‘Œ
20 ุฏูŠู†ุงุฑ ู„ู„ุดุฎุต ูˆ 25ย ุฏูŠู†ุงุฑ ู…ุน ู…ุดุฑูˆุจย 
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We were invited by Ministry of Transportation to try the new public transport bus and I must say I was amazed of the new technology, routes & system.. And I was shocked of the previous buses and their systems..
Previously there was only 35 buses, by August the new buses will be 141 (3 different sizes) there was only 12 routes!! By August there will be 32 routes (includes Bahrain Airport & University of Bahrain) allowing 77% of network coverage in Bahrain, were the previous system covered only 35%… Not to forget about the:
– free wifi in every bus
– air conditioned
– digital destination displays
– Low floor easy access
– fully compliant with international accessibility and disability standards
– Priority seating area for women, families, elderly
– Ramp Access for wheelchair users
– Dual door operation fir efficient / safe passenger flow
– CCTV system on each bus
– and later this year a mobile app & smart ticketing… Ticket price 500 fils for unlimited day pass.
Later this year, a mobile app will be launched and smart ticketing
Special thanks Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunication for the exclusive event and tour, Thanks to HE Engineer Mariam Ahmed Jumaan, Under-secretary land transportation and post, Thanks to Maysoon Sabkar and Thanks to Mark Kipling
For more information and latest news about the new buses, here are their contacts:
Instagram: BahrainBus
Twitter: Bahrain_Bus
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#FindSalt – Dubai

Here’s DUBAI’s latest burger joint “truck”… Located in Kite beach (Public beach) right before Burj Al Arab, it’s a food truck that sells 3 types of burgers only ( hook, cheese & Cheetos), they are not mini burgers but they are small! Each order has 2 burgers, yes so u can’t have one only! We have tried the hook & chicken Cheetos, and they are SOOOOO GOOOOOD so juicy & mouthwatering! Yes, by saying Cheetos I mean the Cheetos we but from the cold stores… It gave the burger a unique flavor, LOVED IT. They have a nice seating area, unfortunately we went at night so it’s too dark for pictures. So yeah, next time you r in Dubai make sure u visit it, but bare in mind there are no taxi there (at night I’m not sure about day time)…

Any questions ?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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I was delighted to be invited among Bahrain’s top bloggers to attend the #KJStyle by “Kooheji Jewellery” on theirย first bloggers event last September at theirย boutique in City Center.

Mr. Shadi Hammour, the Marketing Manager ofย “Kooheji Jewellery” gave us a briefย about the their business, shops, collections & upcoming events

We were also delighted to have a chance to look, feel & try their new collections & all of their collections.

“Kooheji Jewellery” is located in Seef Mall, ground floor, gate 6. & in City Center Second floor, near gate 8

They also have branches inย Saudi (Al Rashid Mall in Al Khobar, King Khalid Avenue in Dammam, Al Dahran Shopping City in Al Dahran, Panorama Mall in Riyadh)

You can also follow them on Twitter & Instagram on:ย @KoohejiJ

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Tourist in Qatar

Couple of weeks ago, i have received an invitation from Qatar Tourism Authority to visit Qatar and take tours all around the country.

Ive reached Doha on the 15th of September 2014, welcomed by a friendly Moroccan guy who lived in Doha for 20 years (Jamal), Jamal was our tourist guide during the whole trip. since we have reached at night, we’ve only had dinner at theย beautiful hotel which we were staying at (Sharq Village) highly recommended to stay in if you are visiting Doha, oh and it had Six scenes spa ๐Ÿ˜‰

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SharqVillage/Default.htm

Doha Day 1:

We started our day by visiting Qatar’s most famous tourist spot “Souq Waqef”, even though it wasn’t my first time to visit it, Jamal showed us places i have never seen there before like (The Falcon Hospital) and the (Damah Club) Damah is a traditional board game

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq_Waqif

Our secondย stop was Katara,ย The Cultural Village, beautiful place with beautiful art galleries, workshops spacesย and not to forget the Roman Theatre for a capacity of 5000 people (Majeda Al Roumi preformed back in 2013).. we’ve had lunch there too, in a very delicious mouth watering restaurant “Lwzaar” choose your seafood and have it cooked your way! what else could you ask for ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.katara.net

Last stop of the day was for dinner at the Torch, aย building of more than 40 floors, a hotel, restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool on the 19th floor! dinner was as 360 restaurant, ย a rotating restaurant! yes it rotates while you are dining with a beautiful views and delicious verities of food

http://www.thetorchdoha.com/default-en.html

Doha Day 2:

Started the day by visiting Qatar Foundation, I’ve heard a lot about but NEVER thought its THIS HUGE… very interesting project that everyone from all around the world can benefitย from it

http://www.qf.org.qa

Second stop was The Museum of Islamic Art, very interesting place to visit, and see very valuable unique items from more than 1400 years ago

http://www.mia.org.qa/en/

The Pearl was our third place to visit, an AMAZING residential & commercial place with AMAZING views looking over the BEACH.. we had lunch and one of the best lebanese restaurants i have ever tried “Burj Al Hammam” loved loved LOVED the taste ย of the food, the friendly staff, Fairouz’s songs, The amazing atmosphere that took me all the way to Lebanon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pearl-Qatar

Last but not least… the final stop of the the trip was dinner at souq wagef, nice and lots of restaurants / cafes verities to eat with outdoor seatings

HUGE thanks to Qatar Tourism Authority for the this exceptional trip and warm hospitality

and now enjoy the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

“Pictures taken by GoPro & iPhone 5s”

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Falcon Hospital

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Damah Club

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“Bismilla Hotel” first hotel in Qatar

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The Gold Souq in Souq Waqif

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Katara

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The Torch

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View from the torch

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Outdoor swimming pool on the 19th floor

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Qatar Foundation Modelย 

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The Museum of Islamic Art

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The Pearl

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Doha Skyline

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Six Scenes Spa at Sharq Village & Spa

Viva Bahrain distributedย thousands of Iftaar meals in Ramadan in different locations in Bahrain, below some videos of some of the areas in Bahrain

“All videos & editing taken by me, using GoPro”

Masaya Lounge

I was invited to by Masaya Lounge to try out their food and dining experience, so here’s my review:

Newley opened Masaya Lounge is located in Adliya “restaurants area” next house boat Restaurant, I went on a weekday for dinner, but yet adlia is crowded almost everyday now!

I was welcomed by a friendly smile of a nice waitress.

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Masaya’s menu is a galaxy tab, that show a variety of international selections, there’s almost everything for everyone

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After placing our orders, we got this lovely basket of bread and butter

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For appetizers, we have orders “Risotto Balls”… Tip: the more you dip it in the sauce the better taste it gets ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our main dishes were:
1- Alfredo pasta
2- grilled hamour
3- grilled salmon

My favorite was the Alfredo and the sauce of the grilled salmon ๐Ÿ™‚

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Unfortunately, there wasn’t anymore space for dessert, so if your going, make sure you make some space for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Masaya Lounge also offers SHEESHA, on the second floor! I’m not a smoker so I will only go there for FOOD

You can follow Masaya on their social media channels, twitter and Instagram on: @masaya_lounge

Note that their staff are very friendly and their service is excellent ๐Ÿ˜‰

i was honored to be one of the first people to try out the new items in Meisei (Japanese fine dinning restaurant in Bahrain), honestly it was my first visit to the restaurant, though im a huge fan of Japanese food! i have heard lots of different feedbacks about it, from bad to good to excellent to the best Japanese restaurant in Bahrain.

during our visit, Chef Michael prepared LOTS of new dishes for us, including some of the current available dishes (below are some pictures with my feedback and rating), we had pleasure meeting the great mind behind these creative dishes Chef Michael who have spoke about his expreciance in tasting different types of food worldwide, along with his experiance of working in Bahrain for the last 12 years (FYI, he was the chef of Mirai), Chef Michael alsoย talked about his passion, inspiration and the quality of ingredients he uses.

before we start with the pictures, lets clear things out… lots of people dont know how to pronounce Meisei, we have asked them and it was (ME-SAAY) there you go…

– Meisei is located in Adlia, behind Block 338-

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Fresh Harumaki Rolls ย 

Kanboko crab & shrimp rolls, string radish, carrots, shiso dill sauce

(5/10) it was good, the more you dip it in the dressing the more it gets delicious

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Baby Spinach Dry Miso Salad With Prawns

Baby spinach, truffle oil, Parmesan, dried miso, dried yuzu, lemon skin dressing

(7/10) loved the combination of spinach and prawns, the ingredients were fresh

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Crispy Duck Salad

Sakura mix truffle oil, roasted fig & shallots vinaigrette, black Hawaiian salt, yuzu grape seed oil, pine nuts, dried berries

(9/10) the BEST salad i have tried, highly recommended

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Vegetarian Delight Pizza

Roasted pepper, capers, shallots, baby spinach, goat cheese, chestnut vanilla crust

ย  (6/10) Not a fan of goat cheese, but i’ve liked it

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Peking Duck Foie Gras Dim Sum

Pan seared five spiced minced duck, canard de cru, balsamic coffee reduction

(10/10) the BEST dish of the night, highly recommended, a MUST try

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Kobe Dol Sot

Marinated sliced australian kobe beef, black wild rice, grilled shitake, spring onions, zucchini, carrots, egg, spicy gochujang sauce

(9/10) LOVED the black wild rice, with the other combinations

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Black Angus Houba Leaf

Black angus beef, sweet miso, garlic black bean sauce, grilled spring onion

(9/10) the sauce was extremely delicious, steak lovers will love this

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Spicy Sole Ika Bokum

Pan seared sole fish, spicy squid

wont rate it, coz i havent tried the fish, ive only tried the squid, which was lovely with the spicy sauce

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Oshi Sesame Seared Tuna Sandwich

Crispy rice, citrus onions, thai basil, roasted peppers

(6/10) loved the crispy rice, if only it has more of the white sauce on top

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Hamachi Salsa

Marinated yellow tail wasabi tobiko, jalapeno salsa

(9/10) this is something very new to me, loved it, and ofcourse the jalapeno salsa gave it the amazing taste

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Cantonese Crispy Beef Noodle

Sliced australian kobe beef, assorted julienned vegetables, ginger garlic black bean sauce

(8/10) i dont usually order noodles in Japanese restaurants, but that grabbed my attention, maybe coz it has lots of seafood in it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Crispy Aromatic Duck

Spring onion, cucumber, pancakes, balsamic teriyaki sauce

(10/10) the best of the best, loved it, specially when you wrap in a pancake with the teriyaki sauce, MAKE SURE YOU EAT THE SKIN, i think i can spend the rest of life eating it

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Cloud in the Sky

Green tea biscuit, chocolate mousse, caramel, cotton candy

(10/10) the picture speaks of itself… i would call it heaven on a plate

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Red Velvet

Cream cheese frosting, white chocolate flakes

havent tried it, but wanted to share the tempting picture with the readers

There are more dishes that were served which are currently available, highly recommend that you visit Meisei the earliest you can and try as much as you can from the above

Special thanks to Chef Michael and the rest of the team at Meisei for their warm hospitality

What is #TeamSanad ?!

ุจูุณู’ู…ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู€ู‡ู ุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽโ€Œุญู’ู…ูŽู€ูฐู†ู ุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽโ€ŒุญููŠู…ู

{ู…ูŽุซูŽู„ู ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠู†ูŽ ูŠูู†ู’ููู‚ููˆู†ูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ูˆูŽุงู„ูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ูููŠ ุณูŽุจููŠู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุซูŽู„ู ุญูŽุจู‘ูŽุฉู ุฃูŽู†ู’ุจูŽุชูŽุชู’ ุณูŽุจู’ุนูŽ ุณูŽู†ูŽุงุจูู„ูŽ ูููŠ ูƒูู„ู‘ู
ุณูู†ู’ุจูู„ูŽุฉู ู…ูุงุฆูŽุฉู ุญูŽุจู‘ูŽุฉู ูˆูŽุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูŠูุถูŽุงุนููู ู„ูู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุดูŽุงุกู ูˆูŽุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุงุณูุนูŒ ุนูŽู„ููŠู…ูŒ}
(ุงู„ุจู‚ุฑุฉ:261)

 

{ู„ูŽู†ู’ ุชูŽู†ูŽุงู„ููˆุง ุงู„ู’ุจูุฑู‘ูŽ ุญูŽุชู‘ูŽู‰ ุชูู†ู’ููู‚ููˆุง ู…ูู…ู‘ูŽุง ุชูุญูุจู‘ููˆู†ูŽ ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ุชูู†ู’ููู‚ููˆุง ู…ูู†ู’ ุดูŽูŠู’ุกู ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูŽ ุจูู‡ู ุนูŽู„ููŠู…ูŒ}
(ุขู„ ุนู…ุฑุงู†:92)

 

{ูˆูŽุณูŽุงุฑูุนููˆุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูŽุบู’ููุฑูŽุฉู ู…ูู†ู’ ุฑูŽุจู‘ููƒูู…ู’ ูˆูŽุฌูŽู†ู‘ูŽุฉู ุนูŽุฑู’ุถูู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ูŽุงูˆูŽุงุชู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถู ุฃูุนูุฏู‘ูŽุชู’ ู„ูู„ู’ู…ูุชู‘ูŽู‚ููŠู†ูŽ* ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠู†ูŽ
ูŠูู†ู’ููู‚ููˆู†ูŽ ูููŠ ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽุฑู‘ูŽุงุกู ูˆูŽุงู„ุถู‘ูŽุฑู‘ูŽุงุกู …. }
ุงู„ุขูŠุฉ
(ุขู„ ุนู…ุฑุงู†:133-134)

 

 

“As part of of the “Baitkum Baitna” initiate by Ayadi Relief, Team Sanad is responsible for re-building and renovating a Bahraini family house that was damaged in a fire accident. The team encourages all of those able to provide physical and financial donations to help them turn the house into a home and bring the joy back into the family’s lives.”

 

The team took me to a tour in the house they are currently working on, they are doing a great job volunteering in fixing the house almost from scratch! yet they need your help in delivering the house on time by donating ANYTHING to help them put a smile on the family’s faces again!

 

How can you help?! by simply donating any amount of money, or by donating home appliance, furniture.. etc

 

To sponsor or donate please contact: 39838390

 

all types of donations are acceptable

 

Follow Team Sanad on Instagram to catch up with their latest updates & progress: @TeamSanad

 

ุตุงุญุจ ุงู„ุตุฏู‚ุฉ ูŠุจุงุฑูƒ ู„ู‡ ููŠ ู…ุงู„ู‡ ูƒู…ุง ุฃุฎุจุฑ ุงู„ู†ุจูŠ ุนู† ุฐู„ูƒ ุจู‚ูˆู„ู‡: { ู…ุง ู†ู‚ุตุช ุตุฏู‚ุฉ ู…ู† ู…ุงู„ } [ููŠ ุตุญูŠุญ ู…ุณู„ู…].

 

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The Musician Michel Fadel opens 2014’s “Spring of Culture” this Thursday 27th of February at the National Theatre, tickets are available at Virgin Megastore or onlineย http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/?event_id=2102

Today i had a pleasure to attend the rehearsals at the National Theatre and got the chance to meet Michel Fadel, his lovely wife, some of the names i used to hear or read on big tv shows and the rest of the team

Michel & his team will be playing phenomenal music that you don’t want the concert to end, most of the songs are well known but won’t mention them here, coz i don’t want to ruin the concert for you, it would be better to go there and be surprised..

I would like to thank the Ministry of Culture for giving me this golden opportunity (representing Bahrain Bloggers) ย to attend the rehearsals and meet the wonderful Michel and his team

Here’s Michel Fadel Fadel playing Enta Omri in one of his previous events

and ย here are some pics of the rehearsals, enjoy and see you on thursday at the National Theatre ๐Ÿ™‚

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