BAHRAIN’s third annual Handicrafts Festival will officially open at 6.30pm today.
The event, called Hurafuna (Our Crafts), will showcase traditional products from Bahrain and Egypt. It also marks the launch of a permanent handicrafts market at the location.
A total of 22 stalls are included, 11 of which feature traditional Bahraini handicrafts such as dhow-building and pottery.
The other 11 will be designated for Egyptian craftsmen.
The festival is a collaboration between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and its Egyptian counterparts.
The event will run until Sunday, from 5pm to 11pm daily, under the patronage of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Alzayani. It has been timed to coincide with Formula One activities and will include performances by traditional Bahraini and Egyptian bands.
Today’s opening was originally supposed to take place at 7.45pm, but has been moved forward.