During the nationwide shopping festival 'Shop Bahrain Festival', taking place from December 24 to January 23, Bahrain will feature the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the Gulf. The ice-skating rink is called Viva Shop and Skate and measures 20 metres x 30 metres. It is one of the highlights of the festival.
The festival aims to stimulate the national economy and attract tourists from neighbouring Gulf countries. Last year, over 2,000 retailers took part in the festival with BD18 million worth of shopping during the six-week festival reported, alongside a surge in tourists from across the Gulf region.
The ice rink is being set up by telecom operator Viva next to Al A'ali Shopping Complex. Special activities are also being lined up for the new year weekend as part of the festival.
We saw this information first on: arabianbusiness.com