I’m Marriam Essa-Sayed, a proudly South African Muslim.
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As I begin to pack our suitcases, yet again, this time to bid a warm farewell,to Bahrain after a 4 and a Half Week Sojourn , I can’t help but remember all the wonderful experiences I’ve gained here in the short time. The one that most sticks out in my memory would be the couple times we’ve been to the Movies🎥 So Here goes…Lights, Camera….Blog 😆😋
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island, the largest land mass, at 55 km (34 mi) long by 18 km (11 mi) wide. (Sourced-Wikipedia). The Largest mall being the City Centre Mall , that houses a 20-screen Cineco Cinema, which spreads across 8,000 square metres.
A Sensory Explosion is what awaited me behind those ticket booths at the cinema.
Being the nearest country outside Saudi Arabia, the movie theatres and shopping malls are abuzz with not just Arab patrons, but people of all nationalities either working or studying in these parts of the Arab World. 1st to experience this Sensory Explosion would be your hearing…trying to take in all the various dialects being spoken around you. (I secretly wish to speak that many languages someday.)
Walking up the stairs from the ticket booths, I was Gobsmacked at the scenario in front of me…
a whole variety of Cinema Munchies sprang up in front of me. Like a whole Cinema “MUNCHIES” Foodcourt 😱👀 .
If you thought you had a hard time figuring out what sprinkles to flavour your local cinema popcorn with, here in Bahrain, you had better arrive early so you can decide what to munch on.
You most definitely will be lost for choice, with even the popcorn having a 3 options variety , from Plain, Caramel or uniquely, a mix of both👌
Choose from Pizza Kones, Nachos with dips, Hot dogs, pancake varieties, some with Nutella💕, Frozen Yoghurts, Milkshakes, warm beverages n lots of other goodies
When finally you make your choice, Heading on to the movie theatre, some being VIP Exclusive 🎩👑 … You are instantly hit by the HEADY FRAGRANCES OF BHUKOOR(woodchips soaked in Fragrant Oils and burned to release a perfume). An Aroma that’s almost Comfortingly, Intoxicating to the senses, and prepares you to relax into your Luxuriously, Velvety and Spacious Seat, and get ready to travel into another World with the movie of your choice, And Your Munchies Off Course😄
We did Enjoy the Movies in the Arab World, The Hunger Games -Mockingjay 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
And it is Here that I leave you , to Enjoy Your Munchies (Below ⬇️ ) 😋 , so sit back and look forward to my next….
💕 MS 💕