The Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
It's so luxurious, though it's not a representation of our island. I wish we could find a luxurious place nestled amongst palm trees with water running through, I'd stay there.
I've been the guinea pig of the soon to open GB Cafe the dishes are so nourishing and tasty and the ingredients, where possible, have been locally sourced. It's beauty based food so I'd eat all my meals there!
LunchM by Mirai
Al A’ali Complex
A fun place to have a coffee and a really yummy mini pain au chocolat they taste so good like you're in Paris!
Tel. +(973) 17691124
Afternoon TeaThe Orangery
Is a quaint little place, I enjoy the greenness of the space!
is a cozy go to.
or so I've been told, but have yet to witness it's late hours. I prefer my bed!
The Bahrain Fort
I absolutely love the Bahrain Fort in Seef Area, there is a spot on the walkway that is so zen and beautiful. When you're standing with the city behind you and you look into the horizon of the sea, there are beautiful Bahraini flowered trees that decorate a small spot of the horizon, it is just the most beautiful thing I’ve seen.
Saleh Al Zari
Saleh Al Zari hands down, is my favorite shop in Bahrain. You walk away with a piece of culture and history every time!
The Best Time To Visit Bahrain
Late in the year, or spring! It’s so much fun during those times because everyone is being super social with the nice weather we get for more than 8 months a year. I would say avoid June-October, the morale is quiet low because it’s so hot and sticky!
I Love My Destination Because
Home is where the heart is. I am so Bahraini, I cant live anywhere else. In fact I itch to come back when I’m away, I need to be on our island where I can see water at all times, it is so liberating.
You can visit Muharraq, especially Sh Isa bin Ali's house he's my great great grandfather, I'm in awe of the cooling architecture and the beauty of simplicity.
About The Overdressed
Theoverdressed.com was founded by Sheikha Dana Mohamed Al Khalifa. Sheikha Dana, a lawyer by profession, obtained her Bachelors of Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and subsequently obtained her Masters Degree in Law from King’s College, University of London.
During her studies Sheikha Dana spent six years in London where she had a taste of the fashion industry which she loved, when she subsequently moved back to Bahrain she still wanted to experience the same excitement which came with every fashion season in London. After looking to find a fashion job in Bahrain Sheikha Dana founded theoverdressed.com in December 2009 purely as a creative platform of expression of all things overdressed and luxurious.
Sheikha Dana grew up in Bahrain in her family compound where beauty in all its forms was celebrated by her parents and paternal grandparents. Dana’s love for Bahraini heritage and attention to garment detailing come from her paternal grandmother who was a talented seamstress and knitter. Sheikha Dana’s love for opulence and nature came from her paternal grandfather who was a judge by profession an avid “overdresser” and passionate gardener.
The Overdressed was the first of its kind as a style blog, expressing beauty and feminine dressing. The focus was not fashion, but style. This definitive characteristic put theoverdressed on the map where she was named Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Best Dressed in their very first issue.
In 2011 The Overdressed hosted her first pop up event for an international retailer in Bahrain. In 2014 she hosted her first event for London based e-retailer Avenue32.com which was so successful they came back to Bahrain for an event with The Overdressed 5 months later.
In 2014 The Overdressed established The Overdressed Pavilion hosting 7 international jewellers at the world renowned Jewellery Arabia. This unique set up was the first of its type world wide.
Also in 2014 The Overdressed was the first Arab blogger to be selected by Louis Vuitton to attend their SS15 show and have an insight of the world of Louis Vuitton in Paris.
In 2015 Sheikha Dana was the first Arab blogger to be shot for the cover of its January 2015 edition.