Skating activities in Manama
Ice-skating clearly carries some kind of magical enchantment for people in the Gulf and no capital is worth its salt, it seems, if it can't generate a piece of ice in the 50°C heat that is good enough for a Muscovite ice-skating team. Manama is no exception and it boasts a fine rink at Funland Centre. There's even ice disco for travelling Travoltas - don't forget your white t-shirt for the ultraviolet lighting.
Look out for a new development called 'Iceberg Tower'. When built, it will apparently have a ski-run that will compete in piste and permafrost with the one in Dubai.