Under the patronage of His Excellency, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, the ‘Bahrain Gaming Experience 2016’ was inaugurated yesterday at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.
The three-day event, held in partnership with Sony, marks the official launch of the ‘Manama Capital of Gulf Tourism 2016’ calendar of events.
The ‘Bahrain Gaming Experience’ is the first event of its kind in the Middle East for avid gamers between January 14th to 16th from 11am to 11pm. During the event, Sony will be unveiling its virtual reality head mounted display for the first time in the world.
Commenting on the launch of the event, His Excellency, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani said: “The launch of the Bahrain Gaming Experience marks an important milestone for the tourism sector and we anticipate that this event attracts a large number of visitors from Bahrain and across the region. This event also marks the official launch of the tourism calendar further positioning Bahrain on the regional and international map.”
Furthermore, Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa, Acting Chief Executive of the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority said that “We are proud to partner with Sony to launch this first-of-its-kind event which will surely promote Bahrain as an ideal touristic destination. Our mission is to develop events that will attract tourists from the Gulf country.”
The ‘Manama Gulf Capital of Tourism’ initiative aims to strengthen the development of two-way tourism between the GCC countries and its people, as well as familiarize the historic cities and civilizations of the region.