BTEA announces ‘Moroccan Bahraini Handicrafts Week’

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BTEA announces ‘Moroccan Bahraini Handicrafts Week’

BTEA announces ‘Moroccan Bahraini Handicrafts Week’

(Manama) – The Moroccan Bahraini Handicraft Week will kick off on the 26th September 2016 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, it was revealed.

The event, held in cooperation between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and the Embassy of Morocco in Bahrain, will be under the patronage of the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, HE Zayed Alzayani.

“We will be launching a series of events and activities to promote the tourism ties between Bahrain and other countries,” said the Chief Executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa told the media during a briefing.

“The events will also serve as a platform to promote the handicraft industry between both nations and exchange expertise,” he added.

Further commenting on the event, the Morrocan Ambassador to Bahrain, His Excellency Mr Ahmed Rashid Khatabi, said “we are more than happy to host this event in the Kingdom of Bahrain which reflects the strong ties between both nations. The unique first of its kind event will showcase the traditional Moroccan crafts alongside Bahraini handicrafts to the public. It will also highlight the creativity and talents of both countries and allow for further exchange of experience and knowledge. The event will be held in partnership with Dar Al Sanea Establishment.”

The event, open to the public, will continue until the 1st of October. It will run from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 10pm. The exhibition will cover an area of 3000 square meters and will include 22 Bahraini handicrafts and 13 Moroccan handicrafts. The event will also include live traditional music and workshops.