2-3 Sep 2015

Conference Venue

The conference and exhibition will be held at ART Rotana Hotel Located in the Amwaj Islands, a group of man-made Islands reclaimed from the crystal clear blue waters in the Arabian Gulf. ART Rotana is in the northeast of Bahrain, near the Coast of Muharraq Island, and a few minutes drive from Bahrain International Airport. Escape to a tranquil and secluded ocean front oasis, where a pristine private beach gives way to the warm waters of the Gulf Sea. Immerse yourself in tropical splendour, enjoying breathtaking views and five-star amenities at every turn.

ART Rotana Website

Visa Information

For a short-term visa, please visit Website: www.bahrain.bh
Or check your eligibility from: www.evisa.gov.bh

  1. All GCC Nationals are not required an entry visa to Bahrain
  2. All other Nationals residing in GCC and have a valid Residence Permit in their respective countries for minimum 6 months will get an entry visa for Bahrain for a period of one week on arrival at the Bahrain Airport or Causeway.
  3. Nationals of some EU countries, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and USA may obtain visas on arrival for tourist or business stays of up to 2 weeks. The fee is approximately US$13. If working for a media company (e.g. a newspaper or TV company) a special invitation from the Bahrain authorities is required.
  4. Some Europeans, Americans, Malaysians by birth are not required a visa in advance. They will get a one week visa at the Bahrain Airport Immigration counter.
  5. All other nationals should send their passport copies to the Conference Secretariat at least two weeks prior to the conference for arranging their one week visa. There will be a fee for Visa Stamp and handling BD 20 or US$ 55 to be paid to the Conference Secretariat in advance through bank transfer or credit card mail order.

Destinations of Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit is a venue used for drag racing, GP2, and an annual Formula One Grand Prix. For the first time in 2006, there was a V8 Supercar race, named the Desert 400, and also a 24 Hour Race. The construction of the Bahrain circuit was a national objective for Sakhir, Bahrain, initiated by the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Crown Prince is the Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Federation. Race organizers were worried that the circuit would not be complete in time for the 2004 Grand Prix and attempted to cancel the event, however Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone refused this request. In the end, the circuit was not quite fully complete, but was good enough for the grand prix to go ahead.

The Fort

The fort is at a distance of nearly 7 kilometrs from the city of Manama and situated at Karbabad, the village wellknown for its traditional basketry on the North Central coastline. It is also known as Qal’at Burtughal, or the historical site that had become the seat of successive civilizations, the last of which was the Islamic era. The fort was built by Portuguese in 1522. The Portuguese added the height walls, the huge square tower and surrounding moat which is still visible to visitors. The Bahrain Fort occupied a strategic military position and boasted a navigation ammunition depot and a secret passageway.

Bahrain City Centre

Shopping Attractions Bahrain City Centre is the first and biggest mixed-use development in Bahrain offering the best shopping, leisure and entertainment experience to its customers under one roof. Strategically located on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Highway in the heart of Manama, Bahrain City Centre has introduced a world-class retail ambience and hundreds of other ‘firsts’ to the Kingdom including 150 of its over 350 internationally reputed brands making their debut in the country.

The Museum

Situated at the junction of Al-Fateh Highway and Sheikh Hamad Bridge leading to Muharraq, the museum was officially opened in December 1988 to become one of the latest and largest museums in the Middle East. The Museum consists of several exhibition halls covering the history of Bahrain from the Stone Age, through ancient civilizations and up to the preoil period. A Heritage village has been developed outside the museum and is used for annual national festivals.

Al Fateh Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque Dedicated in 1988, Al Fateh Grand Mosque is the largest edifice in Bahrain in terms of volume. With twin freestanding minarets soaring at 70 meters, the mosque has space for 7,000 worshippers.

Bait Al-Qur’an

Bait Al-Qur’an Located in the city of Manama, Bait Al-Qur’an or House of Qur’an was inagurated in March 1990. It is a typical specialized museum consisting of several floors and characterized by most distinctive Islamic design. The Bait Al-Qur’an houses ancient manuscripts of the Holy Qur’an that have been collected from the Islamic world in general and from North Africa, Iran, India and China in particular.