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Marhaba fil Bahrain means ‘Welcome to Bahrain’ and that’s exactly what this publication aim to do, whether it’s your first time visiting the Island, you’re a long term resident – or even local Bahraini.

Moving away from the traditional tourist guides which consist of compiled listings, Marhaba fil Bahrain features in-depth articles, contributor insights, and local info –from Bahrain’s ancient past right up to current events and upcoming happenings. Published quarterly, Marhaba fil Bahrain will also highlight seasonal news, shopping and fantastic restaurants as well as having dedicated pages for tourism, sports, arts and culture.

Mission

Marhaba fil Bahrain will make your travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain easier by featuring all the information you need to plan a great trip, as well as provide insight into this wonderful Island.

The guide will also feature outbound travel for locals and residents who are planning to go for holiday trip.

Vision

Marhaba fil Bahrain will show you the best options for budget, exotic and leisure travel destinations – within the Kingdom and overseas. Every issue feature hotel and restaurant reviews, gastronomy, shopping and more, as well as providing details on MICE and business travel to Bahrain.

Content

  • 20% Promotion, Advertorial and Advertising
  • 20% Destination getaways
  • Most visited islands
  • Seasonal destinations
  • Honeymooners escape
  • Family destinations
  • Backpackers
  • Shopping Haven
  • Wildlife
  • Activities
  • 60% Bahrain Tourism
  • Island Buzz – news teasers and events
  • Hotelier – hotels and resorts news and promotions
  • Gastronomy – featured chef and cuisine specialty from fine dining and casual street food to traditional home cooked food
  • Leisure – family activities with a combination of sports, shopping, health & wellness, things to do, news-bits
  • Spotlight – Interviews, profile, review
  • Bahrain Basic – information about the Kingdom and listings

Distribution Points:

  • Diplomatic Offices in Bahrain
  • Gulf Air Lounges in Bahrain, London & Dubai
  • 5 & 4 Star Hotel lobbies, outlets and business centres
  • Spa and Health Centre
  • Tourism Exhibitions (WTM, ATM, EIBTM, ITB)
  • Gulf Air business class additional reading material for all flights from Bahrain
  • MWR Offices in the US Military Base

Distribution Mailing list

  • Tourism Board in MENA
  • Government offices & Ministries
  • Leading Private companies
  • Bahrain Embassies Abroad

Issue date

Quarterly
  • Q1- February | March | April
  • Q2 – May/June | July
  • Q3 – August/September | October
  • Q4 – November/December | January
Circulation – 15,000 per issue
With digital copy available online (Issuu.com and website)
Readership including online is around 500,000 readers per quarter

Deadlines for Artworks and Editorial contributions:

  • 25 January for Q1 Issue (Feb. | March | April)
  • 18 April for Q2 Issue ( May | June | July)
  • 18 July for Q3 Issue (Aug. | Sept. | Oct.)
  • 18 October for Q4 Issue (Nov. | Dec. | Jan.)

Size and Specification

Spread Page
400 mm width 260 mm height
5 mm bleed on all side
300 dpi
Full Page
200 mm width 260 mm height
5 mm bleed on all sides
300 dpi
Half Page
192 mm width 123 mm height
5 mm bleed on all side
300 dpi
Listing Page
Logo or image
50-70 words description
Contact details
Note:
Editorial or Press Release depends on the agreed size per contract and layout is as per Marhaba fil Bahrain’s editorial restrictions.