Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has launched several events at the Manama Souq on the occasion of Saudi National Day, celebrated annually on September 23.
The diverse calendar of events, being held in partnership with Bahrain’s private tourism sector, under the theme “Delighted to see you,” highlights venues throughout the kingdom.
“The Authority selected Manama Souq as the venue for the Saudi National Day celebration in light of the close historical ties between the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, one of whose pillars is the exchange of trade and civilizations,” BTEA CEO Dr. Nasser Qaedi said.
A Bahraini folk band performed various Saudi and Bahraini heritage songs during the celebration which was warmly appreciated by the Bahraini market locals, tourists, and visitors.
In honour of Saudi National Day, the BTEA also launched a ten-day heritage festival in Manama Souq that will run until the following Saturday.
The “To Manama” show is a key event at the festival. It has a programme full of multiple workshops to promote traditional Bahraini crafts as well as a range of courses specifically showcasing Bahraini goods.