In celebration of the holy month, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has recently announced the launch of the Ramadan and Eid Shopping Festival which will take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Running throughout Ramadan and during Eid al-Fitr, the festival aims to increase the number of GCC visitors to the country, by providing an additional tourist attraction in the country.

H.E Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO, BTEA,  stated that the festival is expected to contribute USD4 million to the national economy directly through trade transactions and indirectly through the use of hotels, restaurants, transportation and other related services.