Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) revealed in that the number of Saudi visitors to Bahrain during the first half of this year increased by 2.8% compared to the same period last year, the press statement explained that the number of visitors in the first half of last year was about 4.2 million visitors, while it rose in the first half of this year to 4.3 million visitors.

On the celebration of the 89th Saudi National Day, the occupancy of five-star hotels in Bahrain during the celebration of the Saudi National Day is expected to increase to 95%, and 90% for four-star hotels, in addition to tourist apartments and other facilities.

He stressed that the number of visitors in the Saudi National Day last year amounted to about 160 thousand visitors, which is expected to rise this year.

It is noted that the events will be running in several areas in Bahrain: Avenues - Bahrain, Seef Mall - Seef District, Bahrain City Center and Marasi Bahrain. The Avenues will host sea show, which symbolizes the unity of the two countries, along with a band that will play finest pieces in addition to the fireworks show. As for the Seef Mall in Seef District, visitors will be presented with the art of folk exhibit in the Seef Square.

Bahrain City Center will be the first place in the Kingdom to celebrate the Saudi National Day with gifts and decorations. Marassi Beach will be equipped with an outdoor cinema screen and popular performances of local dance performances and songs will be held by local bands, accompanied by marine activities and popular food and desserts will be offered to visitors from the live cooking station.