In 2014, Time Out Market Lisbon blazed a trail, revolutionizing the world of culinary and cultural experiences. Its resounding success paved the way for this groundbreaking concept to expand into renowned cities like New York, Boston, Montreal, and Chicago in 2019, with the vibrant Dubai market joining the ranks in 2021. Each of these markets, meticulously curated by Time Out’s editorial team, swiftly etched their place as cherished fixtures within their urban landscapes, offering a vibrant fusion of gastronomic pleasures and cultural richness.
Today, we are thrilled to unveil the newest addition to the Time Out Market family: Time Out Market Bahrain. Nestled in the heart of Manama, this exceptional food and cultural market will seamlessly blend the essence of the city’s finest offerings under one roof, set to open its doors by the close of 2024. Situated atop City Centre Bahrain, it promises to become an indispensable destination for culinary and cultural enthusiasts, aligning perfectly with the mall’s dedication to hyper-localized foodie experiences.
Spanning an impressive 35,000 square feet, Time Out Market Bahrain will provide a canvas for the exquisite curation of local talents, showcasing award-winning chefs, emerging culinary maestros, and gifted artists. Featuring 11 distinct kitchens offering diverse cuisines, an indulgent dessert counter, a cozy coffee shop, two vibrant bars, an art exhibition space, a performance stage, and an inviting outdoor rooftop, the market guarantees an immersive experience.
Time Out Market Bahrain is a collaborative venture with Majid Al Futtaim Properties Bahrain, situated within the bustling City Centre Bahrain. Sandy Hayek, Time Out Market CEO, expresses her enthusiasm about this partnership, declaring, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Majid Al Futtaim Properties Bahrain to introduce Time Out Market Bahrain at City Centre Bahrain, a highly popular regional location. Here, we will unite the best of Bahrain’s vibrant culinary scene under one roof. The local food offerings are incredibly diverse and culturally rich, and we eagerly anticipate showcasing the region’s top talents at Time Out Market Bahrain.”
This endeavor finds its roots in Time Out’s rich heritage, tracing back to a kitchen table in London in 1968. Its mission has always been to guide urban explorers in discovering new cultures and experiences. Today, a global team of expert journalists curates the finest recommendations in 333 cities across 59 countries through various media channels. This curation now comes to life at Time Out Market.
The global expansion of Time Out Market continues, with new locations in nine cities, including Porto and Cape Town (both opening before the end of 2023), Barcelona, and Vancouver. While the concept’s popularity spans the globe, each Market retains its unique local character, enriching the worldwide tapestry of culinary and cultural discovery.
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