Exhibition World Bahrain Hosts “Run for Autism” for the Second Consecutive Year

Date: 29/04/2024


In the Presence of the Minister of Tourism Exhibition
World Bahrain Hosts “Run for Autism” for the Second Consecutive Year

Sakhir, Kingdom of Bahrain – 29 April 2024: In the presence of HE Fatima bint Jaafar Al Sairafi, the Minister of Tourism, Exhibition World Bahrain hosted the “Run for Autism” race for the second consecutive year.

Organised together with Alia Centre for Early Intervention on Saturday, 27th April 2024, the “Run for Autism” event aimed to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and support individuals and families affected by autism within the local community.

Spanning over 105,000 square metres of total indoor space, the sporting event at EWB has been set to be a memorable and impactful occasion, bringing together participants of all ages and abilities for a day of unity, inclusion and advocacy. The event featured a variety of activations including timed runs, family-friendly walks, entertainment, and educational resources about autism.

Open to the public, the event welcomed 500 participants, including children with autism, their families and caregivers, who took part in seven categories of competitive races: Boys and girls: 4-6 years – 200M, 7-9 years – 300M, 10-12 years – 400M, 13-15 years – 600M, special needs: 7-13 years – 600M, special needs: +14 years – 800M, and ladies: +16 years – 2KM.

On the sidelines of the event, the minister of tourism awarded the following supporting hotels: the Hilton Hotel, Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa, the K Hotel, KYRO Lounge and Restaurant, My Café Bahrain A Boutique Café, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa & Spa, the Art Hotel & Resort, the Westin City Centre Bahrain, the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park and others.

The expansive concourses at EWB were an ideal space for this social gathering with a noble cause, which reflects the venue’s huge potential for hosting large-scale sporting events with hundreds of guests under one roof.

In addition to the races, a storyteller event took place where individuals shared their personal experiences and stories related to autism, which helped promote understanding about autism spectrum disorder.

By hosting this event for the second consecutive time, EWB aims to foster a supportive community environment, support a meaningful cause, and make a positive social impact as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to be an active and positive contributor to the local community.


About Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB)

Inaugurated in November 2022, Exhibition World Bahrain (EWB) is an Award-winning World’s Leading New Exhibition and Convention for 2023, and the newest MICE venue in the Middle East. With 10 exhibition halls, multiple exits and entrances, storage facilities, and wide-ranging services, the venue’s extensive capacity will enable it to host several events and exhibitions simultaneously, making it an attractive location for local, regional, and international exhibitions. It also attracts all types of events of different sizes and arrangements, from large conventions and exhibitions to conferences and meetings, live entertainment performances, large weddings, galas and celebrations, and corporate functions.

The EWB’s Convention Centre features a Grand Hall that can accommodate over 4,000 guests and can be sub-divided into three separate halls all equipped with the latest technical services to host international conferences and events. The Convention Centre also offers 19 meeting rooms of various sizes that can accommodate medium-and small-scale conferences and meetings.

Exhibition World Bahrain is owned by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and is operated by BTEA’s strategic partner; ASM Global, the world’s largest and leading venue management and event services company operating the most prestigious exhibitions, entertainment and sports venues spanning five continents with a portfolio of more than 350 venues worldwide.

EWB is an award-winning venue, having secured the “World’s Leading New Exhibition and Convention Centre 2023” at the World Travel Awards 2023. With this unrivalled win, the Kingdom of Bahrain has further cemented its reputation as the leading global hub for the MICE industry.

EWB is committed to continuing to host and attract large-scale international, regional, and local exhibitions, conferences, conventions, product launches, live entertainment, large weddings, and bespoke events from around the world, further elevating the Kingdom’s position as a regional pioneer in the MICE industry.

For more information about EWB and its state-of-the-art features and facilities, please visit: https://www.ewbahrain.com/


Basma Taha
PR & Marketing Manager
Mobile: +973 3889 8090
Email: btaha@ewbahrain.com

Mohammed Aljayousi
Communications Special Projects Advisor
Mobile: +973 39761177
Email: maljayousi@ewbahrain.com

Scroll to Top