Bahrain will have just four shops selling alcohol by the end of the month, our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN) has learnt.
Three of them will be located in Mina Salman, while the fourth will be near the Gulf Hotel, according to sour
Bahrain's hospitality industry would be decimated if a proposed blanket ban on public sales of alcohol at hotels, restaurants, clubs and off-licences goes ahead, say business leaders.
Nearly a quarter of the country's working popul
Restaurants and hotel owners in Bahrain warned MPs against waging their war on alcohol, saying any ban could cripple the economy.
They were reacting after parliament voted in favour of a ban on alcohol in all restaurants and hotel bars, as
Bahrain's one and two-star hotels say they still have guests, despite the new ban on alcohol sales and live music.
The ban came into force last Friday, just a week before the Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One race.
Four Islamic groups have called on the government to include all hotels in Bahrain in its clampdown on alcohol.
They backed a decision by Information and Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa to ban alcohol and live enterta
Bahrain's one and two-star hotels asked for a one-year-period before the implementation of a government alcohol ban.
The new tourism clampdown imposed by the Culture and Information Ministry also banned them from recruiting musicians f
Hotels have warned that hundreds of staff could be laid off as a result of a new tourism clampdown by the Bahrain government.
Our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News reported on Friday that one and two-star hotels were now banned from serving