Friday traditional breakfast

This is perhaps Bahrain’s most famous ‘Friday-breakfast’place. Emmawash Traditional Restaurant in Budaiya is so busy, at times one has to wait an hour before getting a place to sit. The fare is rather ordinary – scrambled eggs, with and without tomato, or potato, or onion; lentils, chickpeas, spring rolls and, of course, the traditional Bahraini […]…

Friday Prayers in Manama

Weekend Friday prayers in the Old Manama Suq in Bahrain. Thousands of people get together on the streets of the old quarter a little before noon, come hail or shine. The gatherings are rather pleasant occasions during the cool winter months, though  worshipers have to endure sizzling temperatures in the summer.

Weekend Walk

Typical scenes from a Friday weekend in the capital, Manama, when scores of people go out to shop in the traditional Bab Al Bahrain Suq and the older part of the city. While many visit at the regular outlets, which sell virtually everything under the sun, there are countless others who are forced to buy…

Saw Thee

The weekend change in Saudi Arabia, making it Friday and Saturday and on par with Bahrain, might have been a windfall for the trade but has created a nightmare for road users and traffic police. Though last weekend there was some chaos, this Friday and Saturday have been no less than the proverbial hell. It…