BCC launches 4 initiatives for Ramadan
Manama, July 8, 2013
Bahrain City Centre (BCC), a leading shopping and leisure destination in the kingdom, has launched four initiatives to mark the spirit of giving and family values this Ramadan.
The four initiatives include ‘Make a Difference this Ramadan’, The City Barasti, Lewan Ramadan and Gergaoun.
The ‘Make-A-Difference this Ramadan’ is a region wide campaign of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, which has been supported by Bahrain City Centre since 2010.
A large donation box will be available at the Customer Service desk, where shoppers can donate used clothes, non-perishable food, books, and eyeglasses. All contributions will be then given to Al Noor Charity Welfare that provides assistance to the needy and support various humanitarian causes in the local community.
BCC is hosting two special activity stations: The City Barasti – two hospitality stations with traditional activities and entertainment; and Lewan Ramadan - a cultural village dedicated to sharing Islamic values and education in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and VIVA jusoor.
The City Barasti will feature traditional activities and entertainment such as a falcon display, henna painting, Arabic calligraphy and live Oud performances.
Lewan Ramadan invites families to experience activities such as reading Islamic educational & historical books; E-learning; Islamic documentaries; traditional games and Puppet shows every day throughout Ramadan.
Celebrating a Bahraini custom recognised midway through Ramadan, Bahrain City Centre will host Gergaoun festive activities on July 21. Adding a twist to the tradition, children dressed in traditional clothes will receive small Gergaoun gifts and roam around the mall along with the traditional Bahraini band.
“Spreading the true essence of Ramadan is what Majid Al Futtaim Properties focuses on for the activities of the Holy Month,” said Duaij Khalifa Al Rumaihi, senior mall manager at Bahrain City Centre.
“Through our family-themed activities, we wish to keep the spirit of solidarity, compassion and solidarity that will create an impact to the community. Our efforts to reiterate the principles that are taught in Islam underline our commitment for being a socially-responsible organisation.”
During Ramadan, the mall hours will extend until 1am during weekdays and until 2am during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Bahrain City Centre is part of the City Centre family across the region and has been developed and managed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, a subsidiary of the Majid Al Futtaim Group. – TradeArabia News Service
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