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Archive for January, 2013

قلعة الشيخ سلمان بن أحمد الفاتح (قلعة الرفاع) Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al fateh Fort (Riffa Fort)

On the 27th of January 2013, Ministry of Culture has inaugurated its first tourism project: RIFFA FORT…

“The Riffa fort will be hosting a permanent exhibition on the history and traditions of the Al Khalifa family.  The interactive exhibition designed by the French company La Meduse is installed in a pavilion designed by PAD architects. The Pavilion is a free standing structure built within a larger courtyard of the Riffa Fort and is designed to highlight the historical architectural features of the fort. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the fort will also host a cafe (Saffron / زعفران) with a terrace overlooking the Wadi of Al Hunaynyeh”

The pavilion

Inside the Pavilion, some of the rooms has a tablet that gives more details about the item

Dynamic Arabic poetry on the walls

Al Khalifa Digital Family Tree

The Terrace


The Terrace beautiful view

They are more & more beautiful things to see…

The fort’s opening timings are:

Weekdays: 9 am to 2 pm

Thursdays & Fridays: 9 am to 6 om

Fridays: 3 pm to 6 pm

Its a beautiful place to visit, i loved everything about it… A MUST VISIT… Ministry of culture is working really hard on improving the tourism sector in Bahrain, and we are seeing a fantastic results…

Thank You Shaikha Mai شكرا للشيخة مي

MyHope Campaign by Joumana Bou Eid حملة أملي للإعلامية جومانا بوعيد

On October 5,2012 one of biggest TV Hosts in the Arab world Joumana Bou Eid tweeted on her personal twitter account that she’s planning for a humanitarian activities… her moves started to support the breast cancer awareness… Joumana decided with the followers to pray twice a day at 9am/pm for the people with cancer….

after fews weeks of announcing, Joumana  asked the followers to choose a name for the campaign…. lots of options were given, until Joumana chose:

After few days, Joumana choose 5 active followers and went to visit CCCL and distributed gifts for the kids, Al Jadeed TV Channel covered the visit:

Al Jadeed Reportage Video:

MyHope campaign kept growing day by day, some celebrities shown their support like (Najwa Karam, Carole Samaha, Assi Al Helani…etc)

December 25 biggest day of MyHope… Joumana hosted a live special telethon to raise money for MyHope’s campaign, the episode started live 8:45 pm Beirut Timing, the episode had reportage & interviews with politicians, singers, athletes, public figures showing their support to the CCCL

People started calling and donating since the show started, i personally tried calling but unfortunately the line was busy the whole time!

MyHope telethon collected more than $150,000 in around two hours

Full Episode:

Joumana Bou Eid, went personally to CCCL on january 3 to give the donations

Today, MyHope continuos and accept donations from all over the world


Bank Audi: LB90005600032084846100200948 USD iban

Congratulations JOUMANA BOU EID on achieving (MyHope)s dream

Thank you Joumana Bou Eid (Goodwill Ambassador) for your kind care to the children, thank you gathering the people in a good cause in a world filled with politics issues these days

I am truly touched by your generosity, your spirit, and willingness to get out of your way to help.  I am indeed lucky to have a friend like you in my life. Thank you again for being so thoughtful

شكرا جومانا بوعيد لانسانيتك