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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 😉

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].







Great British Week in Bahrain

Here’s the #GreatBritishWeek Timtable of events running till January 23

Follow the official twitter page of the British Embassy in Bahrain @UKinBahrain and the hashtag #GreatBritishWeek for latest updates and more information




Art Exhibitions in Bahrain

I recently found out that there are some art exhibitions here and there in Bahrain during January, here’s a small brief, hope you find it useful



Fifty Years of Printing



Under the Patronage of H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa AlKhalifa 
Albareh proudly presents “Fifty Years of Printmaking”, an exhibition by the prominent Sudanese painter Mohammed Omar Khalil, showcasing for the first time, a retrospective of his print-making work in etching, between the mid 1960s and the late 2000s. 
The official opening will be on the 19th of January,2014 at 7p.m. The exhibition will run until the 15th of February,2013.
for more information:

The 40th Annual Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition


The Bahrain Fine Arts Exhibition has become an important annual event. Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the exhibition is a celebration which reflects Bahrain’s rich cultural and civilizational heritage and development.

15 january – 14 Febuary 2014, 8:00am to 8:00pm 

Bahrain National Museum

For more information:,10699,en.html#.UtUOTvQW2Ck



Art Market 


Art comes alive at Bab Al Bahrain! The historic market will provide the perfect setting for Art Market, a kaleidoscope of color and endless activity.

Art Market, organized by the Ministry of Culture as part of its “Year of the Arts” initiative, will commence this month on the evening of Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, and continue to Saturday according to the following timings:

  • Wednesday, 15th June 2014, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thursday, 16th June 2014, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 17th June 2014, 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Satuday, 18th June 2014, 10:000am – 9:00pm

For more information:,10758,en.html#.UtUO-vQW2Ck




Al Aali Art Festival



Al Aali presents the artists of Bahrain the opportunity to feature their exhibits at the Complex. Established artists and upcoming artists from across the island are invited to showcase their talent as well as sell their work in various disciplines such as Painting, sculpting, fashion designing, music, photography, calligraphy, pottery etc.

 This 4 day Art extravaganza will be held from the 15th – 18th of January 2014 at Al Aali Shopping Complex.

For More information:



INSIDE INDIA – Photographic exhibition



The Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition by four Bahrain based photographers Haya AlKhalifa, Rasha Yousif, Saji Antony and Stephanie Ravel.

INSIDE INDIA – A photographic exhibition of dramatic imagery and intimate moments

will open on Tuesday, 21 January 2014, at 7pm and run until Thursday, 20 February 2014.
The exhibition will be held at the Bin Mattar House in Muharraq. Opening times are Saturday – Thursday 9am-1pm and 4-7pm.