Capital of Arab Tourism 2013 to launch the fifth Bahrain Summer Festival next week

Published August 15th, 2013 - 04:00 GMT
The fifth Bahrain Summer Festival is set to be full of fun surprises. (Image: Facebook)
The fifth Bahrain Summer Festival is set to be full of fun surprises. (Image: Facebook)

Bahrain is all set to host the fifth Bahrain Summer Festival starting next week that will continue until September 9. The much anticipated annual extravaganza is expected to draw a big crowd especially from GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar that have 12 day Eid Al Fitr holidays.

The Culture Ministry said the key event is part of celebrations to mark Manama being named Capital of Arab Tourism 2013. Held under the theme "A Journey of Joy", the festival is a mélange of art, theatre, music and dance, bringing together talented artists and performers from countries like Lebanon, Germany, Thailand and India.

The event will feature renowned Lebanese singer Magida El Roumi, Iraqi singer Fareeda Mohammed Ali, classical music performances, Bahraini folk dances and children's favourite cartoon character Scooby-Doo.

The latest Arab Idol, Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf, will also perform as part of the line-up of the festival on September 1 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre (BIECC) 

The festival's mascot Nakhool, will be joined this year by the newest member of the festival family, Nakhoola, as he entertains and educates children and parents for the duration of the festival at Nakhool City, located at BIECC.

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