A shopping and entertainment festival is being lined up to help boost businesses hit by unrest in the Manama suq.
It aims to revitalise trade by attracting thousands of people to the area, said Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC
Jobs are at risk after traders in and around Bab Al Bahrain were hit with a 10 per cent rise in rents, it has been claimed.
Businessmen say negotiations with landlords broke down and they were told to pay up or move out.
The latest marketing at-retail, shop fitting, store design and retail operational solutions will be presented to retailers at an upcoming first-of-its-kind retail industry focused event in Dubai.
ArabiaShop will take place from May 8 to 10