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Previous Events

A History of the Holy Month of Ramadan

April 25th, 2020

On April 25th, ABFS held a virtual event where we discussed the history or Ramadan during the holy month. We welcomed both old members as well as new faces that we have recently added to our community. We look forward to holding more hybrid events for our members and community.

Formula 1 Live Broadcast

March 20, 2022

Our Members gathered at the Embassy to watch the Gulf Air Grand Prix. This exciting race occurs every year in Sakhir, Bahrain, and lasts two hours as drivers maneuver the track for 57 laps.

ABFS Board Meeting

March 1, 2022

In early March, the ABFS Board Members met to discuss upcoming events and better ways to engage our community. We would also like to welcome Ambassador William Roebuck and Angelina Young as the two newest members of the Board.

Day in the Life

November 17, 2021
On November 17, 2021, the American Bahraini Friendship Society (ABFS) hosted a virtual panel discussion “Day in the Life”, giving members a real inside look on how a U.S service member from the United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) based in Bahrain carries on his daily duties and life on the base. The panel discussion [...] more

Virtual Tour of the Al Muharraq

September 17, 2021

The Pearling Path in the Kingdom of Bahrain is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With the Pearling Path tour, guests were shown an insight into the old city of Muharraq. Muharraq is Bahrain’s third largest city and served as its capital until 1932 when it was replaced by Manama. Al Muharraq still […]


Combating COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Bahrain

July 30, 2021     On July 29, ABFS held a virtual panel discussion "Combating COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Bahrain” with Dr. Mohamed Al Shaaban, Member and Coordinator of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus and the Chief of Health Policies and Programs at Bahrain's Supreme Council of Health. Dr. Al Shaaban's professional expertise and [...] more

Ramadan Iftar Meal Distribution 2021

May 5, 2021

On May 5, ABFS sponsored and distributed 100 Iftar meals to the Muslim community at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia. During the holy month of Ramadan, both fasting and acts of charity are advised upon Muslims who are able to do so. Fasting from sunrise to sunset is representative of a spiritual cleansing, an effort […]


Friends of Bahrain Iftar & Gergaoon

May 27, 2019
During the holy month of Ramadan, the American Bahraini Friendship Society(ABFS) held an Iftar dinner at Bahrain residence in Washington DC. Throughout the night, attendees celebrated the election of new ABFS Board Members and the Bahraini tradition of Gergaoon.   more

Launch of the New Logo & Website

July 20, 2018
ABFS members held a board meeting at the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C, in which they discussed plans regarding the launching of the new logo and website, as well as ideas for upcoming events! more

ABFS Board Meeting

April 25, 2018
The Board held a meeting where both President VADM Miller and Vice President VADM Fox were elected into their new positions. The society discussed its exciting  plans for the upcoming year and began drafting ideas for future events! more