Bahrain expects to receive an influx of tourists over the next month as the kingdom’s largest shopping festival starts next week with a unique line-up of events.
Starting from January 1 until February 2, the fifth edition of ‘Shop Bahrain’ is set to be the biggest nationwide festival, offering a fantastic shopping experience in which more than 32 hotels and 24 shopping malls across the kingdom are taking part in the mega event.
The event will kick-start with different promotions and activities such as the ‘Festival City’ at the Bahrain International Circuit, which will host a number of activities and carnival games for all age groups as well as an outdoor market, live performances and music.
Tickets to the Festival City are priced at BD2 ($5.2).
The loyalty system will also be reintroduced where shoppers can earn points every time they spend at participating hotels and shopping malls to be able to enroll in raffle draws.
“For every BD10 ($26.3) spent, shoppers will be eligible to enter a raffle draw and win more than 73,000 prizes including 11 cars, electronics from A.A. Bin Hindi Group, 6,000 airline tickets at special rates from Gulf Air, thousands of instant prizes from Viva and much more,” Shaikh Khalid said.
He also said that the expected roll-out of Value Added Tax (VAT) from January 1 would not majorly impact consumer spending.
Source Credit: Trade Arabia