An excellent social program is being scheduled providing a very pleasant and relaxed access to experience all that city has to offer, from its historic charm to cutting edge cuisine.
Conference dinner (Monday 15 April 2019 from 20:00 to 22:00)
Participants are invited to join the highlight of the social program. The Conference Dinner will be held at the restaurant of the conference hotel, which offers a wonderful view of the area.
The dinner costs is included in the conference registration fee. Participants can register their partners (max. 2 persons) for 40 BD. Ticket(s) for this event should be purchased during conference registration. The Conference Dinner has limited availability and places will be given away to those who pay first.
During the dinner we will have entertainment from the University Music Band.
Half Day Sightseeing Tour (Wednesday 17 April 2019 from 14:00 to 19:00)
The half-day tour will start from the conference Hotel at 14:00. It will cover the Old Town and the historic heart of the city “Bab Albahrain”. Bab Albahrain is a historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama’s former central business district. It marks the main entrance to the Manama souq. Government Avenue, which runs in front of Bab Al Bahrain, contains many major banks and business establishments. The Gold City is a shopping complex for gold ornaments and is also located on Government Avenue.
The trip continues into Qalat al Bahrain site and museum. Bahrain known as Dilmun in ancient times, Bahrain’s rich trading history is reflected in numerous archaeological sites, the most fascinating of which is the Bahrain Fort site that is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort is located atop a 17.5 hectare artificial hill that has been built over more than 4000 years of continuous occupation. It is the site of the former capital of Dilmun and one of the most archaeological sites in the Arabian Gulf. The excavations over the past 50 years have revealed residential, public, commercial and military structures that testify to the importance of the site over the centuries. These findings are brought to life by an audio guide available at the site museum. The tour ends at the Conference hotel at 19:00.