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George F. Middleton
 
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Dear Readers,

Welcome to another new year!
Reflecting on our hopes and resolutions for the future is definitely on the cards as January begins. Whatever outcomes were experienced in 2014, the excitement and potential of the new year allows us to realign our perspectives both positively and enthusiastically.

Yes, 2015 is upon us and while flying cars have (disappointingly) not yet become commonplace, you can check out the new offerings from the Kingdom’s leading automotive companies in our special motoring round up.

Also featured this month is our fine dining round up which sees Bahrain’s favourite destinations for posh nosh under the spotlight. From 5-star hotels to sophisticated boutiques, we’ve compiled them all.

A stage production of childhood favourite The Cat in the Hat is making its way to the island, much to the delight of young and old alike. So, round up the kids and get ready for a fun-filled day with the family.

Check out snippets from our exclusive Backseat Chat interview with one of the Kingdom’s most-loved performers, DJ Outlaw. He chats to George F Middleton about his accomplishments in 2014 and ambitious plans for the new year.

Our interview section this month is packed. Sager Shaheen makes a splash in the Kingdom with his Asmak Fish Farm and talks to us about his dream to provide food security to Bahrain.
Also under the spotlight this month is Selim Nseir, Fraser Suites’ new general manager, who reveals his plans for his new role.

IDdesign is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Kingdom. BTM talks to the company’s managing director, Naeem Karmustaji, to find out about the its plans for 2015.

Editor Charlie Holding took the new JAC J5 sedan for a spin around the island and reveals why this Chinese marque’s reputation is growing so rapidly. He also put Mercedes-Benz range of SUVs to the test off-road at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Get your shopping trolleys ready as Bahrain’s most popular annual bazaar, the Autumn Fair 2015, gets under way. Another event to look forward to this month is the 41st Annual Fine Arts Exhibition.

Optimism dictates that possibilities are endless and potential unlimited, but what we really hope for all of our readers, above all else, are the fundamentals of wellbeing; peace, love and happiness — Your Guide to A Great Way of Life !