Bab el-Bahrain Souk, Manama

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Bab el-Bahrain Souk lets you discover an old world market composed of a labyrinth of alleys lined by spice vendors, carpet merchants, and specialist stores, including a designated complex of dozens of fine jewelers. Soak up the sights and smells of this authentic market, picking up local handicraft and tasty treats to take home. Leading toward the central business district, the recently added appendage to the market provides a modern twist to the area, with many of Bahrain's most popular malls lining the central streets. Plan your Bab el-Bahrain Souk visit and explore what else you can see and do in Manama using our Manama road trip planning tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    historical building located in the Customs Square in Manama's former central business district. It marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq.Designed by Sir Charles Belgrave, adviser to the Emir and ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We went for a guided tour in the mosk. We all had help dressing appropriately by the very nice staff and had a fantastic experience during the tour. The guide was very kind and very good at knowledges...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Unlike the Dubai souk which is primarily for tourist reasons these days, the Bahrain souk is still a primary shopping place for locals and expats looking for the best deals in spices, gold, gems, fabr...  more »

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