Bahrain tourism facility ordered to close
Manama, June 9, 2011
A tourism facility in Bahrain has been fined BD500 ($1,326) and ordered to close down for failing to follow the country's law for one- and two-star venues.
Meanwhile, two other tourism venues had their cases adjourned by the Lower Criminal Court to September 21 for further study.
The move follows a decision by then Information and Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa to ban alcohol and live entertainment in such establishments.
According to the law, the court reserves the right to order the closure of a facility after it fails to follow the law.
Thirty-nine hotels have been hit by the ban, which came into force on April 2009.-TradeArabia News Service