10 : 02 PM - 16/04/2012
Manama-April16-(BNA)The first popular heritage carnival today opened at the iconic Bab Al-Bahrain and old suq. The Ministry of Culture is holding the festival ahead of the upcoming 8th Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled to be held this weekend. The event aims at attracting tourists to get a first-hand taste of Bahrain centuries-old civilization and vivid heritage.
Titled "Manama City of Joy" the event exposed facets of traditional life and handicrafts. Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa opened the carnival, describing the event as an opportunity to woo visitors and tourists to get a taste of daily Bahraini life and genuine hospitality. AHN
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