A Winter Wonderland Opens in Sunny Bahrain

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you don’t have to go far, as there’s a newly-opened Winter Wonderland right here in Bahrain… the latest addition to the many great places to see in this beautiful Kingdom!

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On Wednesday, December 4th, the Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain (JRSB) opened its Winter Wonderland attraction, starting with a tree-lighting ceremony and special performances.

Image Credit: Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain Facebook Page

JRSB Opens Winter Wonderland Attraction

According to the JRSB General Manager Spencer Wadama, they created the Winter Wonderland concept as a way of giving back and gathering the people of Bahrain, by adding a “European touch” to the season’s festivities, Gulf Weekly reported.

True to its name, the Winter Wonderland features the following:

  • A 100-square metre ice skating rink;
  • A tubing slide where children can go for exciting rides;
  • Snow play area for building snowmen and snowball fights;
  • Santa’s Grotto for children to interact with Santa Claus;
  • Food trucks selling ice cream, waffles, and other snacks; and
  • A festive market where guests can buy souvenirs and other goodies!

Entrance Fee to Winter Wonderland

The entrance fee is BHD 5 per person, with separate prices for food, drinks, and activities. Entrance to the ice rink, tubing slide, and snow play area cost between BHD 1 and BHD 3 each.

Image Credit: Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain Facebook Page

Festive Food and Beverages

Meanwhile, Director of Food & Beverages Amit Alva shared that they have added “a touch of festive magic” to the JRSB menu, such as reindeer chocolate macaroons, mini gingerbread houses, and mini sledge-shaped bouchees. Takeaway specialties like apple and honey-glazed turkeys — complete with carrots, potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce — are also available.

The hotel also offers a full set menu including German Christmas stollen (fruit bread, butternut squash salad, prawn and mango salad, lobster bisque, traditional turkey or roasted rib eye, and pumpkin pie. Yum!

Image Credit: Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain Facebook Page

Weekends and Special Events

Every weekend this December, the hotel will be featuring special performances. There will be a special Christmas Day Feast (offering more Christmas-themed goodies) on December 25th, while Santa Claus will be making an appearance and distribute gifts for the kids!

On New Year’s Eve, the hotel will be hosting a festive gala. Guests will also be able to catch Banah, a popular recording artist who will perform English and Arabic songs with her band.

Indeed, we don’t have to travel many miles just to experience a snowy Christmas, as the Winter Wonderland is right here at JRSB! In addition, here’s a list of free things to do in Bahrain, so that you can make the most of your budget during your stay in the Kingdom!

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