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222 Optics Zone & Eye Clinic

In Bahria Town, optical shops are one of those lines of work that are limited in numbers. You can hardly find four to six options in Town, and prominent ones are Punjab Optics and Opto Optics. Punjab Optics have more than 5 branches in Lahore and one of its branches is located at main canal road near to the Yasir Broast and Timmy’s. And Opto Optics is active in D Market, Shaheen block. Moreover, few departmental stores also keep a limited range of eyewear collection.

 

Well, a few days before I took the picture of the above advertisement board, but couldn’t update this shop at that time. Because the person out there told me that the date of its opening in above picture isn’t confirmed yet. So two days back they’ve changed the date and now it will open on Sunday, 25th February. 222 Optics Zone and Eye clinic will sell different kinds of sunglasses, glasses frames and lenses. Along with that, you can also get the facility of an ophthalmologist.

 

Location:

222 Optics Zone and Eye clinic is located at the main canal road adjacent to Lotus Furnitures and Domino’s pizza.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 9:00 AM.
Closing time: 11:00 PM.

Things Mart

Few days back I’ve updated about the ‘Quality Fruit & Vegetable Shop, but right after two weeks of its opening the shop was closed. At that time they were only selling fruits and vegetables. Recently, they changed its name by Things Mart and it will offer daily usage things along with fruits and vegetables. It’s the fourth one that has appeared over the period of one month after Abeeha Valley, Galaxy Mart, and B.S mart. This shop will be active in a day or two with the facility of free home delivery.

 

Now, there are more than 40 proper departmental stores and traditional shops are operational at different locations, you can check and get all the contact details of these stores through telephone directory. Well, I believe that we already have ample amount of departmental stores to do grocery shopping but on the other hand, this kind of shops are still needed at some locations for the surrounding areas.

 

Location:

Things Mart is located at CC block, main road, commercial area Sector D. Adjacent to Ahemad Mart and few steps away from Mcdonald’s.

 

For more details: 0331-4843692

Smart I.T City

 

If we talk about I.T related shops in Bahria Town, then for sure the Eagle Mall is the only notable option that hits our mind. There you will find out multiple mobiles, laptops, and accessories shops along with the repairing labs to fix your phones and laptops without going anywhere outside of Bahria Town. And there are other options too that are available at different locations. Now, there is another addition of a proper I.T shop by the name of ”Smart I.T City– The I.T Super Store & Smart Home Technologies”. The official opening of this shop was held two days ago.

 

Well, this newly opened shop is different as compared to other available I.T shops. Because, they’re providing almost all home automation, I.T related services, laptops of different brands, mobile phones, and their accessories. So, If you’re in a search of a high-quality smartphone covers to a strong security system for your entire home, then Smart I.T City is an absolute choice where you can find everything under one roof. Here is the list of their products and services:

 

  • Smart Doorbells, Door lock-unlock.
  • LED lights, Strip lights & Power Management.
  • CCTV & Security Devices.
  • Smart Motion Sensors & Door Contacts.
  • Computers & Components.
  • Laptops, Mobiles, Tablets & Accessories.
  • Printers, Toners & Cartridges.
  • Cables & Connections.
Location:

”Smart I.T City– The I.T Super Store & Smart Home Technologies”, is located at Shop no. 3, D-2 Plaza, Shaheen Block, commercial area. Near to Eagle Mall.

 

For more details:
0300-3333332

Galaxy Mart Is Active

After the opening of Adeeba Valley and B.S Mart in sector C and B, another grocery store Galaxy Mart is also active now. The official opening of this store was held yesterday on 11th Feburary. They’ve stocked all kinds of grocery items, limited range of perfumes, and few electronic items. Free home delivery is available for the residents within the Bahria Town.

 

Opening Discount:

Well, mostly departmental stores offer flat 10% or more discount at the time of opening. But Galaxy Mart is offering only up to 5% discount. And this discount offer is for limited time and you can avail this discount on selected items.

 

Location:

Galaxy Mart is located at 118-B, Ground floor, Jasmine Block, Sector C, commercial zone. Adjacent to Smash restaurant and walking distance from girls hostel.

 

Timings:

Opening Time: 7:00 AM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM.

 

For more details & home delivery:
0315-3157633
042-37861633

B.S Mart Is Active

At the end of last month, B.S mart started its renovation work and almost after three weeks of placing everything on point, B.S mart is active now. It is fully operational with a complete range of groceries and fresh fruits and vegetables at market prices. Free home delivery is available for the residents of the town.

 

Location:

B.S Mart is located at Sector B, in front of main entrance of Safari Villas, adjacent to Ice-Food and near to Eagle Heights.

 

Timings:

9:00 AM.
12:00 PM.

 

For home delivery:
0330-4182167
0309-4547614

Funny Boy Jokes

Nothing adds more attractiveness and charm To your event or a party than suitable decoration. So, if you’re looking for a shop where you can find everything to dress up your home at events then, “Funny Boy— Party Fun For Every One”, is the one and only option so far. And it is one of the oldest options in Bahria Town, specifically for decor items. There you will find a complete range of all the party decoration items. Along with that, you can also shop for superhero costume for your kids. Moreover, they’ve many other things for kids like gift items, toys, stickers, and gadgets.

 

Location:

It’s a second branch in Bahria Town, the first branch is active at Mall Road Murree. Previously, in Bahria Town “Funny Boy— Party Fun For Every One” was located at Metro Heights, Talwar Chowk. But, recently they’ve shifted to a new location which is now Jasmine Block, Sector C, commercial zone, near to Jasmine Mall and adjacent to Max Shawarma Restaurant.

 

Timings:
Opening time: 10:00 AM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM.

 

For more details and information:
0321-4748949
0321-9487768

Al-Sadiq Graphics

There is no doubt  that we’ve been witnessing a lot of new openings every month. Well, each new opening needs strong advertisement material including its logo, designing, front board and the road streamers to cover up every possible location in Bahria Town. For powerful communication through advertisement, you need a good graphic designer and a quality printing to meet your requirements and make your thinking and ideas into a printed form.

 

For this purpose, Al-Sadiq Graphics is the available option for Bahria Town’s market. They’re offering every kind of printing on papers, flex sheets, making of LED boards and road streamers. The office of Al-Sadiq Graphics isn’t located in Bahria Town yet. Presently, the office is active at the Ferozpur road, and they’re also planning to open it in Bahria Town soon. Because there is excess demand of their work in  Bahria Town(according to them). So if you need to get the advertisement material and all types of printing for your business then you can contact on below number:

 

Tel: 0322-4878109.

Ali Autos

Ali Autos has opened its third branch in Bahria Town last week. One of its branches is located at Thokar Niaz Baig and the second branch is at main Raiwind Road. As it can be seen, all of the details about their services are mentioned in above picture. So if you’re looking anything and any service for your car, then Ali Autos has everything under one roof. They’ve all kinds of engine oils, batteries, decorations, parts and computerized services.

 

Location:

Ali Autos in Bahria Town is located at Al-Fazal Market, main road, AA block, Sector D. Near to Mcdonalds and Sarwar Mosque.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 9:00 AM.
Closing time: 10:00 PM.

 

For more details:
0334-1010881
0337-4901441

Archery Academy & Horseback Riding Club In Bahria Town

Bahria Town being an entertaining and opportunistic place is creating an effect on each class to be a part of it. It has raised the standards of living and making its residents a priority by providing prodigious amenities and facilities. Most importantly Bahria Town targeted the imaginations of middle class and lower middle class people, to give them affordable yet state of the art lifestyle simultaneously. That is why, in Pakistan Bahria Town is now one of the top trend setter private housing society and get the unprecedented response and success in a very short period of time.

 

Now almost everyone is well-accquianted with the fact that the facilities in every project of Bahria Town can not be found in any private housing society of Pakistan. I’ve been told by many who have experience living abroad that despite of few minor factors, the lifestyle in Bahria Town is entirely as staisfactory as living abroad. To support this statement further, here are the two stirring recreative activities which must not be missed by being a Bahria Town’s resident.

 

  • Archery Academy
  • Horse Riding Club.

 

Archery Academy:

A research indicates that Archery was first adopted by ancient Egyptians about 5000 years back. In Olympics, it has a separate category and has seven different disciplines according to distance. Though it is one of the coolest and most sophisticated sport to occupy yourself. But the inclination towards Archery wouldn’t been compelling in Pakistan despite few insignificant followers. There are very few numbers of Archery Academys in Pakistan, and I’ve heard only about one notable academy that is ‘Pakistan Archers and Archery Academy’.

 

In Bahria Town, outdoor Archery Academy is completely operational for the residents, with a professional instructor, imported equipments, Bows and Arrows. In recent days, a tournament was also being held in Bahria Town Archery Academy, which was also covered and witnessed by many media channels.

Location:

Archery Academy in Bahria Town is located at Sector C, adjacent to canal road and near to Bahria main Gate.

 

Membership & Monthly Charges:

Every resident can join Archery Academy and take part in this sport. The procedure is simple to register yourself as a member. Membership registration forms are available at sports office in cricket stadium, sector D. Months back, registration fee was Rs. 2500/- but it is now increased to Rs. 5000/-. And monthly fee is the same as before, which is Rs 2500/-.

 

Timings:

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Training & Practice:

Stretching and flexibility is the key to Archery. In Archery Academy you will get all the essential training by a professional trainer. For stretching training, you have to purchase a stretching band first. Other than that, to start your Archery you should have a well-balanced workout including:

 

  1. Walk & Jogging.
  2. Strength training.
  3. Cardio.

 

Accessories & Equipments:

Though the game looks simple by having an Arrow and a Bow and start hitting the target. But, actually, it is more than that, because the equipment for this sport is much costly than it seems. Bahria Town Archery Academy has its own basic equipment. However, if you’re willing to join Archery Academy, you must have your own equipment and all other accessories to make a start.

 

  • Bow.
  • Bow String.
  • Arrow.
  • Nocking point.
  • Arm Guards.

Benefits Of Archery:

Well, it seems like that it’s a passionless activity and the demand of Archery have been underestimated. But when you would try it, you will get to know how difficult is to shoot an arrow. If it wouldn’t professionally handle, it may also cause some serious injury to shoulders, arms and elbows muscles. Here are the few benefits of Archery:

 

  1. The main hidden feature of the Archery is mental foucs. When you practice Archery on regular basis, it will termondusly increase your focus on every other task.
  2. It will also help you to overcome procrastination and distraction in normal life.
  3. Practice Archery helps you to gain control over your body.
  4. It will also increase your upper body strength.
  5. Archery can be frustrating at first but eventually it will give you more patience.
  6. Archery is one of the sports that can be practised by all ages.

 

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas(R.A) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Hold on tight to Archery as this is better for you”. Or he said, “It is the best from your games”.(Hadith)

 

Horse Riding Club:

Have you ever heard before that anyone in Pakistan have a resident facing horse riding club or a horse barn, just a few steps away to his house? No, because especially in Lahore there isn’t any option like that before Bahria Town first introduced the concept to provide this best facility to its residents. Firstly, in Lahore city, there are only few horse riding clubs that are active and most of them have been established in recent years. The only option we had earlier was the Race-Course horse riding Club and the monthly charges in Race-Course Riding Club are I guess 10 to 15 thousand or even more. Other options, like Garrison Golf & Country Club and Lahore Polo Club etc, are way too expensive and you have to face the burden to buy its membership. However, the only obstacle is that these horse riding clubs aren’t approachable to every common citizen, because of its costly membership and distant locations.

 

Lahore & Rawalpindi Clubs:

In Bahria Town, first horse riding club was established in Rawalpindi’s Bahria Town. The Horse Riding Club in Rawalpindi is located at Saddle Lounge in Phase-4, along with the cafe, restaurant, and a bar. Due to its approving response by the residents, Bahria Town also built Horse Riding Club in Lahore and opened it at the start of 2015. Both of the Horse Riding Clubs in Lahore and Rawalpindi are fully operational for the residents. And emerged as the most captivating and signature facility of the Bahria Town.

 

Horse Riding Club Lahore:

The dilemma to ride a horse was finally settled when I have the most economical and accessible option in Bahria Town. Because, before that in my school life it was an unapproachable thing for me to satisfy my craving for horse riding. Now it is extremely easy to join this Riding Club for any horseback rider devotee as compared to any other riding clubs in Lahore. It is one of the best places in Bahria Town to spend your outdoor quality time. Moreover, they’ve also professional instructors and offers few courses to each skill category. The riding club is open for both residents and non-residents without a burden of expensive membership.

 

Location:

Horse Riding Club in Bahria Town is located at Janiper Block, Sector C. Initially Bahria Town was planning to build a cricket stadium at this location, but after Sector D, stadium Bahria Town had turned that area into Horse Riding Club, Rose Garden and Football Academy.

 

Stable & Number Of Horses:

The stable in any Horse Riding Club is the most favorite place for many. When they launched Horse Riding Club in Bahria Town Lahore, only three to four horses were available at that time. But recently, when I visited its stable, which is on the back side, it is unbelievable for me to see that there are now more than fifty horses and all of the horses are in ready condition for the riders. One of the workers out there told me that, most horses are owned by Bahria Town and few of them are belongs to Ex-President Zardari. Couldn’t able to captured all of the horses, you can see some horses in above-mentioned picture.

 

Membership & Charges:

To join a Horseback Riding Club is quite easy and same for kids and adults. Monthly charges are Rs. 5,000/-( Registration charges are included).

 

Timings:

3:00 Pm to 5:00 Pm (Winters)

 

A Complete Workout:
It may look like that only the horse is running and getting all the exercise, but it required a perfect balance, strong muscles, and stable core to stay on horseback. Horseback riding includes all your body parts to handle it and it is the perfect whole body exercise. And I must say to those who are willing to join a fitness club to reduce their weight, horseback riding will help them in fitness and you can get beyond to a basic gym routine.

 

Everything with which a man amuses himself is vain except three (things): a man’s training of his horse, his playing with his wife and his shooting with his bow and arrow.( Hadith)

 

Islam has also emphasize to learn three things in life as a Muslim, Archery, Horseback Riding, and Swimming. So, we should at least understand the basics of these activities. All of three activities are open for all to get the best experience with best facilities while residing in Bahria Town.

Crosta 11, Attendants Services

Arranging a stress free event or a party at home is always hectic. To avoid this worry and make your event well-organized Crost 11 reataurant recently introduced a new service for the residents. As it can be seen in above picture, the service includes:

 

  • Free home delivery.
  • 2 waiters at your place.
  • Food presentation.
  • Complete serving of the food till your guest leave.

 

Charges:
Rs. 1,999/-

 

Minimum order:
Rs. 15,000/-

 

I think it’s a good initiative, because everyone needs these kind of services for a well organzied event at home. Moreover, Crosta 11 also have a separate business of event management, and the crew they’ll provide are the professional and part of their catering business. But, the only negative point of the service is the obligation to place an order with Crosta 11. It would be a more relief, if we can only just hire their attendants for events.

 

For more details:

Location: 211-B, Tulip Block, Sector C, Commercial zone, opposite Bahria Golf & Country Club.

Tel: ‭0311 1903111‬