Gulf Air announces its partnership with ‘Shop Bahrain’

Press release
Published December 2nd, 2015 - 06:15 GMT
During the event
During the event

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has recently announced its strategic partnership with ‘Shop Bahrain’ as the official airline of the festival. Travelers to Bahrain will enjoy a 15% discount on Gulf Air tickets to the Kingdom of Bahrain throughout the duration of the festival.

Shop Bahrain aims to mirror the Kingdom’s position as an accessible and welcoming destination for families and visitors by providing a distinctive experience and special offers. ‘Shop Bahrain’ is set to be the largest nationwide festival with a unique 30-day celebration of Bahrain’s heritage, hospitality and tourism offering for the entire family running from December 24th 2015 until 23rd January 2016.

Commenting on the partnership, Gulf Air A/Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam said: “Our partnership with ‘Shop Bahrain’ reflects Gulf Air’s longstanding and continuous support of Bahrain’s tourism and economic sectors and is part of our drive to strengthen the Kingdom’s position as a unique touristic destination. ‘Shop Bahrain’ is an important initiative and one that helps us showcase the Kingdom to a regional and global audience, highlighting our many tourist attractions and encouraging visitors to come and enjoy the trademark Arabian hospitality that our national carrier is renowned for.”

Further commenting on the partnership, Shop Bahrain Director, Mr. Nawaf Al Koheji said, “We are delighted with Gulf Air’s support for the second consecutive year. This year we have, in coordination with our national carrier and various hotels in the Kingdom, developed special travel packages that include air tickets and accommodation. We are striving to give visitors an unforgettable shopping experience packed with fun-filled events and promotions, alongside the opportunity to participate in the weekly raffle draws to win valuable prizes.”

‘Shop Bahrain’ offer visitors a selection of tailor-made travel packages through the festival’s official website. For more information on the travel packages and the festival events, please visit

Background Information


Tamkeen is a public authority established in August 2006, tasked with supporting Bahrain’s private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic growth and development. Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national reform initiatives and Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.

Tamkeen has two primary objectives - firstly, foster the development and growth of enterprises, and second provide support to enhance the productivity and training of the national workforce. To achieve these objectives -Tamkeen’s 2018-2020 strategy focuses on Diversifying offerings, Accelerate delivery and Sustaining Impact.

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