A long list of Indian weddings will be hosted in Bahrain until the end of this year, stated advisor at the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Dr. Ali Follad.
He assured that the number of weddings is rising year after year, starting from April 2017 when Bahrain had first hosted an Indian wedding.
Follad pointed out that some of these weddings are supervised directly by the BTEA, while some others are not as, he stated, families organize everything by themselves with the hotels in Bahrain. Follad assured that a big number of Indian families started to hold their wedding parties in Bahrain after hearing about Bahrain’s campaign to host weddings.
Indian weddings usually last for 3-4 days. The first day is for the wedding reception and the day after is allocated for the traditional Indian henna ceremony. The third day includes the pre-wedding “Sangeeth” and the last day includes the grand wedding party.
Follad explained that the BTEA is not only marketing for Indian weddings, but also focusing on the Gulf market in general and Saudi Arabia in particular. The BTEA is working on a media plan, including marketing films to make Bahrain first wedding destination in the region.
In April, Bahrain hosted two Indian wedding parties for big and well-known Indian families like Agarwal and Singh Opal. The two ceremonies announced by the BTEA attracted more than 700 guests who arrived in Bahrain through Bahrain’s national carrier “Gulf Air”,
He added that the BTEA also plans to add many ideas for weddings, including the Hindu temple in the old market. The temple, he assured, is being developed after collecting more than BD one million for this purpose. Follad expected that it will attract the Indian community in the Gulf. He said that there are plans to hold weddings on the beach and sea sides in Bahrain.
It is worth mentioning that Bahrain hosted the first and largest Indian wedding for a wealthy family in April 2017. It was one of the most exciting events that Bahrainis and residents eagerly watched. The Four Seasons Hotel-Bahrain announced on its social media accounts that it had closed all its internal and external facilities for three days just to host the wedding parties. Moreover, half of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel was booked for another wedding and guest reception. Bahrain Airport provided many facilities to bring gifts and gold jewelers through the Bahrain Airport. It is said through social media that nearly 1000 guests attended the wedding