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GO RED… Bahrain New Bus

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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#KJStyle by “Kooheji Jewellery”

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

Mr. Shadi Hammour, the Marketing Manager of “Kooheji Jewellery” gave us a brief 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 in 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: @KoohejiJ




Viva Jusoor “Iftaar Saem” Initiative – Ramadan 2014

Viva Bahrain distributed 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.



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


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


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


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 🙂




Unfortunately, there wasn’t anymore space for dessert, so if your going, make sure you make some space for it 🙂

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 😉

“Meisei” Japanese Fine dining in Bahrain

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 also 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  

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

  (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 🙂

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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 ?!

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّ‌حْمَـٰنِ الرَّ‌حِيمِ

{مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنْبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ
سُنْبُلَةٍ مِائَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ}


{لَنْ تَنَالُوا الْبِرَّ حَتَّى تُنْفِقُوا مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ وَمَا تُنْفِقُوا مِنْ شَيْءٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِهِ عَلِيمٌ}
(آل عمران:92)


{وَسَارِعُوا إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ* الَّذِينَ
يُنْفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ …. }
(آل عمران: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


صاحب الصدقة يبارك له في ماله كما أخبر النبي عن ذلك بقوله: { ما نقصت صدقة من مال } [في صحيح مسلم].







TEASER – Michel Fadel Live in Bahrain

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 online

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)  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  here are some pics of the rehearsals, enjoy and see you on thursday at the National Theatre 🙂

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