The Ministry of Culture (MOC) has launched a new iPhone and iPad application for local and regional users. Available through the Apple Store, ‘Bahrain Culture’ provides users with up-to-date information on the latest cultural events organized by the Ministry. Bahrain residents, tourists and visitors across the region can now keep apace with the busy cultural calendar and learn more about the different events which interest them. Accessible in both Arabic and English, ‘Bahrain Culture’ is the official guide to the various activities organised by the Ministry of Culture, Bahrain. This exciting application, provided by the MOC, includes information on wide-ranging public events, exhibitions, workshops and theatrical performances amongst others, taking place all over Bahrain throughout the year, enabling users to mark their calendars and set up reminders for the events they don't want to miss. Amongst its many convenient and user-friendly features is an option which provides driving directions to the different cultural venues as well as alerts for venue changes and important updates. The first such application to be released by the MOC, ‘Bahrain Culture’ can be downloaded by following the link:
The Ministry of Culture (MOC) of the Kingdom of Bahrain was established in June 2010. Under the leadership of HE Shaikha Mai Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture, the Ministry has embarked on an ambitious programme designed to foster cultural dialogue and embrace tourism by developing the cultural infrastructure of Bahrain and conserving its heritage. Notable initiatives for the upcoming future include the establishment of a National Theatre set to open in 2012, five archaeological site museums, the inscription of three heritage sites to the UNESCO World Heritage list as well as a comprehensive rehabilitation plan of the historical centres of Manama and Muharraq. The Ministry has also created a number of dynamic programmes such as the Spring of Culture and the Bahrain Summer Festival, which have become part of the annual cultural agenda of the island, attracting both local and regional audiences.