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Bahrain's Bilaj Al Jazayer beach reopens

November 14, 2021
tourism

Bahrain’s Bilaj Al Jazayer has been reopened to the public after more than a year, it has been revealed.

With the follow-up and interest of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and with the support of Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mumtalakat, the beach is now open, a statement said.

The beach will be open every day from 8 am to 6 pm.

Edamah CEO Amin Al Arrayed said: “We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to His Excellency Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, for inaugurating Bilaj Al Jazayer beach and unveiling its new brand identity.”

He added: “We are delighted to be able to re-open our doors after more than a year, following a lengthy hiatus to protect public health during the global Covid-19 pandemic. We are working to further develop the beach into a fully master planned mini-city, complete with hospitality, residential, and retail offerings.”

The masterplan includes the development of two luxury hotels at Bilaj Al Jazayer, Avani and Tivoli, which will be Minor Hotels Group’s first hospitality projects in the Kingdom. Scheduled to open in 2024, the two hotels will support the growth of the nation’s tourism and hospitality sectors, contributing to the nation’s Economic Vision 2030 and its economic recovery plan following the pandemic. The development has won Best Leisure Development-Bahrain in the Arabian Property Awards 2021 and is nominated for Best Leisure Development-Arabia.

Al Arrayed noted: “Edamah’s dynamic portfolio is aimed at driving sustainable development that contributes to the country’s economy while also creating social benefits for all citizens and residents. The Bilaj Al Jazayer development will create employment opportunities in two of Bahrain’s fastest growing sectors, along with business and investment opportunities, while positioning Bahrain on the regional tourism map.”

Beach visitors are required to pre-book their visit through the ‘Tamarran’ app and purchase BD2 Bilaj Beach Credits to enter. Children under 12 do not need to purchase a voucher but must be accompanied by an adult. The beach credits can be redeemed against the rental of beach furniture such as sun loungers and umbrellas and for water activities, or against the purchase of food and beverages from any F&B outlet on the beach. Numbers will initially be limited to 1,500 guests at a time.

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