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  Gulf Weekly proudly boasts the highest number of home-delivered copies of any English-language newspaper being distributed each week in the Kingdom of Bahrain every Wednesday.

In the past 12 months Gulf Weekly has campaigned on behalf of its readers, highlighted the champions in our community and raised issues of concern and reasons to celebrate alongside a variety of news investigations, sports exclusives, healthy living tips, extensive entertainment listings and eating out information, alongside YouTube interviews with the country’s top chefs proving increasingly popular.

Our powerful and provocative letters page has also provided unique insights and opinion on a rich variety of issues and the mysterious Whisperer columnist continues to keep readers amused and informed.

Now in our 15th year of publication, we continue to offer local companies and businesses unique cost-effective advertising platforms throughout the publication and website to deliver their messages to our readership, online visitors, and viewers so they too can share in our success.

Our website has an impressive impact with thousands of visitors regularly logging on, not only from Bahrain but also from neighbouring Saudi Arabia, and as far afield as the US and Europe too.




Top things to do at Dubai Shopping Festivsal this weekend

January 18, 2018

Another weekend of Dubai Shopping Festival is promising to kick off with celebrations galore and a host of exciting activities and events. The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) an agency... View more

Bahrain's biggest shopping festival opens

January 12, 2018

Bahrain will be transformed into a playground of fun and activities for the next 30 days following the launch of the fourth edition of Shop Bahrain. The nationwide shopping festival promises to offer ... View more

Dubai Shopping Festival gives shoppers reasons to celebrate

January 7, 2018

The continued collaboration between Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) an agency of Dubai s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and its strategic partners and key... View more

Al Rajhi unit seals Saudi shopping mall contract

January 2, 2018

Mabani Steel a unit of leading Saudi business entity Al Rajhi Holding has announced that it has been awarded a major contract to provide steel structure solutions for the Avenue Mall mega project. The... View more

Russia offers tax-free shopping for foreign citizens

January 1, 2018

Russia will organize 14 refund offices at international airports in Moscow St. Petersburg and Sochi which will offer VAT (value-added tax) refunds for purchases made by foreign citizens from January 1... View more

Bahrain's biggest shopping festival returns next month

December 26, 2017

The fourth-edition of Shop Bahrain is set to be the biggest nationwide festival with a unique line-up of events and entertainment a fantastic shopping experience and numerous prizes. The 30-day event ... View more

HMH rolls out exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival offer

December 20, 2017

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF 2018) is around the corner and Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has launched an exclusive DSF 2018 offer available only on the group s website. Launching the promo... View more

Julphar introduces new glucose monitoring system

December 4, 2017

UAE-based Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) has introduced Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) congress being held today (... View more

Furniture giant Ikea in virtual reality shopping deal

November 29, 2017

Takeleap a Dubai-based technology agency specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) said it has partnered with Dutch furniture retailer Ikea to develo... View more

Bargain hunters head to Baku Shopping Festival

November 1, 2017

The month-long shopping festival in Azerbaijan s capital city Baku live between October 15 and November 15 is aiming to become a big draw for Middle Eastern tourists. The Azerbaijan Convention Bureau ... View more

Majid Al Futtaim breaks ground on $381m UAE shopping mall

October 31, 2017

Majid Al Futtaim a leading shopping mall communities retail and leisure pioneer in the Middle East Africa and Asia region has officially broken ground on its new Dh1.4 billion ( 381 million) lifestyle... View more

Etihad, Alibaba partner for global shopping fest

October 21, 2017

UAE s national carrier Etihad Airways said it has joined hands with Alibaba s Tmall and Alitrip to launch a specially-branded aircraft livery for the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2017. Five aircraft... View more

Abu Dhabi monitoring unit to deploy Cisco solutions

October 14, 2017

Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) has signed an agreement with Cisco to deploy its data centre and security solutions across its operations. ADMCC was set up to manage and regulate the u... View more

GE opens gas analysis monitoring unit in Kuwait

October 2, 2017

Technology giant GE said it has opened a new dissolved gas analysis monitoring centre in Sabhan Industrial Area of Kuwait in partnership with the country s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW). Thi... View more

Yokogawa testing remote pump monitoring service

September 28, 2017

Yokogawa Electric Corporation said it has begun working with Iwaki Company a leading manufacturer of chemical and pharmaceutical pumps in Japan on a proof-of-concept (PoC) test for a remote pump monit... View more

Monitoring devices must on old trucks in Dubai

July 30, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the start of the mandatory phase for installation of remote monitoring devices to detect faults in heavy trucks that have completed more ... View more

Blaze hits shopping mall in Kuwait; no injuries

July 6, 2017

A fire broke out on Thursday at the Avenues Mall located in the Al-Rai district of Kuwait where construction work is being done to expand the shopping complex said a report. The blaze which engulfed t... View more

Procera launches network service monitoring tool

June 29, 2017

US-based Procera a top network equipment company has deployed a network performance monitoring technology in the Middle East to help consumers understand what service quality to expect from different ... View more

Online retail changing shopping experience

June 19, 2017

The development and advancement of online retail will surpass traditional retail and transform the region s consumers shopping experience said a report. The sector is witnessing game-changing developm... View more

Nakheel floats tenders for major Dubai shopping mall

June 13, 2017

Nakheel a leading UAE-based developer has issued a tender for the construction of a new 1.2-million-sq-ft shopping dining and entertainment destination at Dubai s increasingly popular residential area... View more

UAE firm offers online threat monitoring solution

May 18, 2017

UAE-based Managed FZ a leader in the industry of online threat monitoring is offering complete online threat monitoring package for airport authorities and the aviation Industry. The company s BrandHa... View more

Bahrain Tourism launches Ramadan and Eid Shopping Festival

May 10, 2017

Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa the chief executive of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has announced the launch of the Ramadan and Eid Shopping Festival to be held under the patro... View more

48pc GCC residents prefer e-shopping, says survey

April 29, 2017

The e-commerce sector is poised for solid growth with about 48 per cent of GCC residents stating that they prefer to shop online but payment security is still a concern for majority of them according ... View more

Arab Brazilian Chamber 'monitoring Brazil meat probe'

March 23, 2017

The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) recently released a statement declaring that it is closely following the developments of operation Carne Fraca which is the ongoing investigation on meat ... View more

New e-shopping platform to launch in Bahrain

February 1, 2017

White deal a Bahrain based e-commerce website will launch its online fashion website during the first half of February 2017. Customers can soon enjoy shopping for all their favorite international bran... View more

Creative fun at the Al A’ali Shopping Complex

February 1, 2017

Bahrain s Al A ali Shopping Complex is hosting the Art Wall activity throughout the duration of the Shop Bahrain Festival which runs until February 18. This in-mall activity offers visitors of all age... View more

Fun-filled shopping experience awaits Bahrain's mall visitors

January 26, 2017

A unique shopping experience awaits visitors and shoppers at the participating shopping malls in the third edition of Shop Bahrain the largest tourism festival in the kingdom. During the 30-day celebr... View more

Dubai Shopping Festival offers 34kg gold in raffle

December 29, 2016

The ongoing Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) offers gold buyers a chance to win up to 34kg of gold in 34 days said Tawhid Abdullah chairman of Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) during the unveiling of ... View more

Shopping bonanza in Bahrain from Jan 19

December 22, 2016

Bahrain will host a month-long shopping festival from January 19 aimed at celebrating the kingdom s hospitality and tourism offering. The third-edition of the Bahrain Shopping Festival Shop Bahrain - ... View more

Pre-owned shopping app launched in UAE

December 13, 2016 a fast-growing online marketplace that buys sells and consigns personal pre-owned luxury goods at discounted prices has now launched an app to complement its existing e-commerce pl... View more

Qatar set for first shopping festival

December 13, 2016

Qatar is gearing up for its first shopping festival which will kick off in January 2017 with discounts special offers and cash prizes worth up to QR4 million ( 1.09 million). Held under the slogan A B... View more

Abu Dhabi shopping mall plans $816m expansion

December 5, 2016

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi a leading shopping destination in the UAE capital has announced a Dh3-billion ( 816 million) expansion plan which will see 120 000 sq m of space being added to the retail facilit... View more

Emirates pushes for stricter drone activity monitoring

November 2, 2016

Emirates airlines has requested authorities to take strong measures and impose penalties to discourage future occurrences of unauthorised drone activity at Dubai International Airport (DXB) as it seve... View more

BMT answers the mooring integrity monitoring challenge

July 27, 2015

With mooring integrity now under a renewed emphasis there is a heightened need for a robust and cost effective mooring integrity monitoring solution for both new-build and existing installations says ... View more

Conrad debuts tailored luxury shopping

November 24, 2014

Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced the debut of Shop the City by Conrad a seasonal guest package connecting travellers to local cities and culture by way of an exclusive luxury shopping excursion. For ... View more

Jubail opens air monitoring stations

June 26, 2014

THE Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has established nine stations to monitor air quality in Jubail s Industrial City. The stations will also be used for meteorological purposes. These stat... View more

For improved monitoring

June 19, 2014

NON-CONTACTING torque sensing technology is delivering improved monitoring and control to materials handling applications in the coal industry including monitoring of coal conveyors and viscosity meas... View more

The Dubai Mall dominates global shopping mall sector

January 26, 2014

The Dubai Mall Emaar Properties flagship shopping and entertainment destination has become the world s most-visited destination for the third consecutive year welcoming over 75 million visitors in 201... View more

Wireless valve-monitoring technology reduces costs

September 18, 2013

FINANCIAL pressures combined with increasing safety and environmental requirements have resulted in a significant increase in the need for valve-position monitoring in industrial plants. However the p... View more

Chic Outlet Shopping includes travel trade in new website

March 25, 2013

CHIC Outlet Shopping has unveiled a new dedicated travel trade section on its recently launched website Demonstrating its commitment to the development of the shopping tourism ... View more

Chic Shopping gets UNWTO recognition

August 26, 2012

CHIC Outlet Shopping by Value Retail has been officially accepted as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the only Affiliate Member in the retail sector. The UN... View more

London promises the ultimate shopping experience

June 26, 2012

NO HOLIDAY is complete without a shopping experience and London offers a colourful and exciting spectrum of shopping opportunities to make a vacation extra memorable. TTN takes a look at some of the c... View more

Gulf residents turn to Singapore for shopping deals

May 29, 2012

GULF residents are increasingly choosing Singapore as their preferred destination for world-class shopping said a senior official at Singapore s national tourism agency. Statistics from the Singapore ... View more

Wireless networks enable remote monitoring of sites

April 30, 2012

WITH one million producing wells worldwide and an expected 42 per cent increase of reserves by 2030 the oil industry is likely to continue its growth path in the next ten years. Natural gas is also en... View more

Beaches, shopping, nature: the Philippines is fun!

April 23, 2012

THE Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) Middle East Office recently participated at the Explore and Experience Travel Show organised by Al Rais Holidays in Dubai to provide up-to-date and relevant... View more

Good corrosion monitoring system is an investment

January 29, 2012

CORROSION is a major cost in the oil and gas as well as other industries and frequently the reason for accidents and unplanned interruptions in production plans. Corrosion monitoring is thus important... View more

Chic shopping village in Spain expands

November 22, 2011

LAS ROZAS Village in Madrid Spain one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages by Value Retail has unveiled a new 1 000-sq-m space which is home to new boutiques including Georges Rech Tommy Kids and... View more

Shock monitoring system unveiled

October 16, 2011

Lamerholm Electronics has launched a unique shock monitoring system to help the oil and gas industry avoid costly and dangerous accidents. The ShockLog 298Ex the most advanced instrument of its kind w... View more

Chic Outlet Shopping a hit with Arabs

April 24, 2011

THE nine Chic Outlet Shopping villages operated by Value Retail are the destination of choice for visitors to Europe who count shopping as one of their top priorities with customers from the Middle Ea... View more

Istanbul’s shopping festival woos global bargain hunters

February 28, 2011

ISTANBUL S first International Shopping Festival (ISF) is due to take place from March 18 to April 26 with the Turkish capital s retailers promising special events and discounts of up to 50 per cent. ... View more

Figures up as duty free shopping recovers

February 28, 2011

COLM MCLOUGHLIN managing director of Dubai Duty Free speaks to TTN about signs of recovery and coming trends. How was Dubai Duty Free affected by the downturn and have things now improved? The impact ... View more

New monitoring technology ensures safety of pipelines

November 29, 2010

AVATEQ Corp a Markham Ontario (Canada) based engineering company has introduced WaveControl a modern and effective pipeline monitoring system. The system utilises the latest scientific advances in pre... View more

Condition monitoring helps beat unforeseen plant downtime

September 6, 2010

WHEN it comes to owning and managing a high cost item such as a car or home most of us are comfortable with paying insurance premiums to help safeguard us against unforeseen accidents or breakdowns. T... View more

FCI ST51 flow meter for GHG monitoring

August 8, 2010

Process and plant engineers in a wide range of industries who are concerned about the US EPA s greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring requirements will find the ST51 mass flow meter from Fluid Components Int... View more

Capella makes shopping easy

May 25, 2010

THE Breidenbacher Hof a Capella Hotel Dusseldorf recently reopened with its original grandeur right in the heart of the Konigsallee Dusseldorf s famed avenue of premier shops and designer boutiques. T... View more

CEAG’s enclosures simplify maintenance of fire and gas monitoring systems

June 28, 2009

PDC Systems a leading supplier of hazardous area electrical instrumentation is using explosion-proof enclosures from Cooper Crouse-Hinds (CEAG) to protect fire and gas monitoring and control systems t... View more

Monitoring with Flir cameras

December 11, 2008

Conditioned based monitoring using Flir Systems infrared cameras has become a standard for the European and African (EAU) operation of Transocean Inc. Last year the company provided each of its rigs w... View more

Dubai revealed as top shopping destination

November 24, 2008

Dubai has emerged as the top luxury shopping break destination according to recent research from Mintel. The company revealed there was movement away from traditional short-haul city breaks towards mi... View more

UK shopping paradise for GCC visitors

November 24, 2008

While visitors might be flocking to Dubai on mid to short haul stays travellers from the GCC countries clocked up a whopping Dh5.4 billion ( 1.47 billion) on shopping in the UK in 2007. Figures for Au... View more

Dubai’s latest shopping destination

November 24, 2008

The Dubai Mall the emirate s latest coup in the mega shopping mall stakes finally opened last month after developers Emaar had pushed this back twice. Cheryl Mandy caught up with Yousif Al Ali general... View more

Last chance for VisitBritain’s shopping sprees

March 30, 2008

Visitors hoping to take advantage of the Shop Till You Drop shopping spree offer announced earlier in the year by VisitBritian had better hurry the offer runs out at the end of April. In partnership w... View more

Tourists show malls their shopping dollar

November 27, 2007

From the time Dubai Duty Free coined the slogan Fly Buy Dubai the emirate has set the benchmarks for shopping tourism in the region with destinations around the region from Egypt to the most recent Ke... View more

DSF creates new shopping season

November 27, 2007

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be marketed as a fifth season of the year in 2008 according to a statement form the organisers. The Fifth Season was designed to complement the other four season... View more

History, shopping and more

November 1, 2007

Arabs are showing increasing interest in travelling to Korea says Kim Baeho director of the Korea Tourism Organization in Dubai. The majority of leisure travellers from the Middle East tend to be weal... View more

2008 edition of shopping festival set for January

October 4, 2007

The 13th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2008 will run from January 24 through to February 24 according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum president of the Department of Civil Aviation chairman a... View more

48-hour duty free shopping

August 29, 2007

ABU Dhabi Duty Free (ADDF) the Middle East s number one retailer by customer spend and second largest by turnover has announced a first as Abu Dhabi International Airport prepares to launch the only 4... View more

Summer shopping prizes from DDF

June 28, 2007

DUBAI Duty Free (DDF) has announced its support for the 2007 Dubai Summer Surprises by renewing its sponsorship for the fourth consecutive year and introducing a consumer promotion that will see shopp... View more

Shopping in style with the Renaissance

June 28, 2007

THE Renaissance Dubai Hotel is offering visitors to Dubai a pick of several luxury holidays for families and single alike. The Stylish Shopping Package includes the use of a luxurious guest room daily... View more

Berlin targets Gulf tourists with medical services and late shopping

June 4, 2007

Despite only one direct connection the German capital is drawing increased visitor numbers from the Middle East according to a spokesperson at Berlin Tourismus Marketing (BTM). Numbers from the Middle... View more

Revamped shopping district to bring in more visitors

June 4, 2007

In line with Jordan s King Abdullah Bin Hussein s vision to enhance Jordan s tourism plans are falling in place in preparation for the upcoming summer season with plans to attract more Arab tourists. ... View more

Shopping, business big draws for Düsseldorf

April 24, 2007

On the banks of the tiny river Dussel and its big sister Rhine lies Düsseldorf. Flowing through a picturesque valley the river Rhine divides the city into two giving it a split personality. On one sid... View more

Culture, shopping lure ME visitors to scenic Lake District

April 24, 2007

The Middle East is now discovering that there is more to England than just London with -yet-unexplored areas such as Manchester Blackpool and Lake District garnering a lot of interest from the Arab to... View more

Zurich is known for shopping and banking, but it is strong on history and culture. TTN rounds up a few city tours

April 24, 2007

City Tour with Folklore Dinner Show What: Live Guided Evening City Tour (duration two hours) with the highlights of Zürich the Bahnhofstrasse with its shopping and business centre (and Sprüngli boutiq... View more

New campaign positions UK as shopping destination

February 22, 2007

VISITBRITAIN the national tourist office for the United Kingdom has teamed up with MasterCard and Dnata Holidays to bring visitors from the UAE and Saudi Arabia great travel and shopping packages when... View more

Singapore creates Xmas shopping paradise

November 28, 2006

IF Singapore resonates to the sound of cash registers ringing up sales tourists in the Gulf at least aren t going to complain. Better yet the island offers the chance to celebrate both Islamic and Chr... View more

Visit Britain to lure tourists with shopping

October 31, 2006

BRITAIN is planning to target Arabs with a campaign that highlights shopping over the winter besides seeking to raise awareness of destinations outside the UK according to a senior official at the cou... View more

It’s Zurich for art and shopping

July 1, 2006

ZURICH S well-reserved Old Town on the banks of the Limmat River is home to countless places of interest that are just waiting to be discovered. The city is a major centre of art with many galleries d... View more

Egypt set to lead shopping tourism

June 3, 2006

EGYPTIAN government officials have confirmed that visitor numbers to the country are increasing dramatically thanks in large part to Gulf Arabs who make their way to the region s largest country for s... View more

Germany kicks off the shopping

March 6, 2006

ARABS love their football and they love their shopping. The fact that Germany s promoting both themes in this year of the FIFA World Cup is no less than a canny marketing move designed to increase the... View more

Closer monitoring of aviation fuel

January 22, 2006

DESIGNED for use in the aviation refueling industry the ACM20 particle counter from Parker Hannfin (UK) Ltd has been developed to allow for the quick easy and accurate detection of contamination in fu... View more

Emerson develops monitoring system

November 13, 2005

Expanding its predictive digital technology for process automation Emerson Process Management has announced a new online diagnostics in its Daniel Mark IIITM Electronics used in the company s SeniorSo... View more

Monitoring gas made easy

January 4, 2005

The new Gasman personal gas monitor is small light and easy to use in the toughest industrial environments says Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd. Weighing 105-130g (depending on sensor type) it is du... View more

Shell monitoring centre cuts costs

May 17, 2003

Every oil and gas well that Shell Exploration and Production Co drills in the Gulf of Mexico is monitored by a team in the firm s New Orlean US offices. The 24 hours a day seven days a week monitoring... View more

Prize offer kicks off Emirates drive for shopping festival

January 8, 2002

UAE-based Emirates Airline has launched a major on-board promotion during January and February as part of its backing for this year s Dubai Shopping Festival in March. Each week in January and Februar... View more

Monitoring is made simple

September 10, 2001

At BP s Kwinana oil refinery in Western Australia the monitoring of an innovative emissions reduction process has been made a simple unmanned operation with the introduction of Telegan gas analysers. ... View more

Reliable gas flow monitoring is provided SOLARTRON MOBREY'S

April 2, 2001

powerful new quad-stream gas flow computer is claimed to be the first to offer network managers an integrated solution for reliable highly accurate monitoring of multiple flows. Suitable for use in fi... View more