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Bahrain Sea Festival 2017

Hosted by the Consul of the Manama Sports & Adventures Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 3 weeks 5 days ago
Fri 27 Oct 15:30 - 17:30

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Please head to Bahrain Bay to enjoy the 2nd in a row sea-themed adventure on the island ! Exciting activities like virtual reality deep sea diving, dhow making demos, a wall aquarium and interactive sea floor, pearl jewellery exhibitions, and sea-themed art displays and movies.

Held on a 4,000 sq. m. site on the Bahrain Bay waterfront, the bulk of the event took place in a dome-shaped tent which held an exhibition of sea-based activities crucial to Bahrain’s history, including exhibits and activities focused on dhows and boats, the pearling industry, fishing, traditional crafts, stage performances, and sea-themed activation.

Inside, the exhibits were brought to life by a professional stage backdrop, interactive walls and floors, an aquarium, lighting systems and huge screens. The latest technology added further depth to the exhibition through virtual reality elements and an underwater simulator which allowed visitors to explore the 3D animated underwater world and enjoy an immersive Protected content five-minute underwater experience. Outside, augmented reality simulators helped the participants learn and discover the history and origins of dhows.
The history of pearl diving was presented using a multimedia photo gallery display, videos and authentic historic diving equipment. The festival also featured traditional sea-related handicrafts, seashells collected from Bahrain’s shores, and real dhow makers actually constructing their dhows on-site while pearl jewellers and merchants also showcased their pearls and gems.

Complementing the festival were a number of water sports activities and illuminated dhows and boats sailing on the Bay itself which created a colorful floating display for all to see.