Welcome to the 15th Alcoholics Anonymous MERCAA Convention & Workshop entitled ‘The Courage to Change,’ that will be held in Muharraq, The Kingdom of Bahrain, on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd December 2016 at the Elite Resort & Spa.


This website provides you with essential information about the Convention and the Workshop which precedes it, including details of registration, contacts, links and a schedule of the Convention itself.

However, we do request that you pre-register by filling your information in the form below or send an email to register@mercaa.org. For any other enquiries you can use the same email or contact one of our convention organisers listed below.




‘Connecting to the Power’

with Bob D from Las Vegas

Thursday 1st December


3.30pm 6.30pm

Venue : ‘Summit’ Function Room,

15th Floor


7.30pm - onwards


‘La Brasserie’ Coffee Shop



‘The Courage to Change’

Friday 2nd December


7.30am - 8.45am


Entrance to ‘Summit’ Function Room,

15th Floor


8.45am - 9.00am

Welcome Shares

By Convention Chair & MERCAA Chair

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor


9.00am - 10.30am

Speaker Meeting

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

Topic: Courage to Change

Three speakers and general sharing


10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee Break



11.00am - 12:30pm

Speaker’s Meeting

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

Topic: Long-Time Sobriety

Three speakers and general sharing


Lunch 12:30pm - 2:00pm

‘La Brasserie’ Coffee Shop, XX floor


2.00pm - 3.30pm: Workshop

Topic: TBD

- Speaker/Leader, Venue: TBD


3.30pm - 4.00pm

Coffee Break


4.00pm – 5.30pm

Keynote Speaker

Bob D from Las Vegas

Topic: Courage to Change

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor


6.30pm – 8.00pm

Local meeting at AMH

The American Mission Hospital (AMH) is in

Central Manama, about 20 minutes by car

from the hotel.  More details and transport

options will be available on arrival


8.30pm - Onwards:

Dinner / Entertainment

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

Fee: BD 10/- payable at the door


Saturday 3rd December


6.00am – 7.30am

Sunrise Meeting

Swimming Pool area



8.00am – 9.30am

MERCAA Business meeting

‘O’ Club, 14th Floor

9:00am - 10:30am

Speaker’s Meeting

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

Topic: Step Eleven

Three speakers and general sharing


10.30am - 11.00am

Coffee Break


11.00am - 12.30pm

Speaker’s Meeting

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

 Topic: TBD

Three speakers and general sharing


11.00am - 12.30am

Public Information Meeting

Venue: ‘O’ Club, 14th Floor


12.3pm - 2.00pm


‘La Brasserie’ Coffee Shop



2.00pm – 3.30pm

Speaker-discussion meeting

and Sobriety Countdown

‘Summit’ Function Room, 15th Floor

Topic: Gratitude

Speaker / Leader: TBD



Registration fees (Payment on arrival):

Convention: BD 30/-

Workshop: BD 15/-

Friday Dinner Party: BD 10/-


Early bird for total package : BD 45/- (registration by October 1st 2016 - payment in advance via Western Union)



For registration and inquiries,

Email : register@mercaa.org

Magdi : +973 3640 3740

Faeq :  +973 3663 1100

Grace : +973 3364 0704

For Visa information please follow this link:



We request that you pre-register via the link below in order to assist us in planning the events better.  If you decide to arrive early, you might wish to visit www.needwebsiteaddressofBahrainAA.org

to get in touch with local AA contacts and for a list of meetings.



Bldg.101, Area 322
Shaikh Hamad Causeway Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel. (+973) 1731 3333



Accommodation & Rates

All rates are Net and inclusive of breakfast at the ‘Brasserie’ Coffee Shop.

For room’s reservation, please send an email to Mr. Akhil at akhil@elitegrouphotels.com


www.mercaa.org © 2016

Email: register@mercaa.org
Magdi : +973 3640 3740

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