Bab el-Bahrain Souk
Bab el-Bahrain Souk
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  • Ade
    Ipswich, United Kingdom411 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to be immersed in the traditional side of Bahrain
    Four months since my last walk round and this time it was bustling with life. Great to see the different local products on sale and to see Manama life at its purest. Definitely worth a visit. I’ll be back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Flower53_10
    Tbilisi, Georgia1,590 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A “ Must” visit
    Interesting and genuine Arabic souk. The entrance is newly built and there are plenty of Beautiful ethnic shops. If you continue your way , you’ll find everything from variety of gold shops to the shops selling Chinese products. The gold is good, high karat, but do not forget to bargain.
    Visited February 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Janka K
    Brno, Czech Republic6,381 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for some nice pictures
    As I'm much more into food markets, I didn't buy anything at this place. It specializes more into gold, hanging glass lamps, souvenirs and material things. I still liked the decorations hanging from the ceiling and the artistic shops worth of some pictures. The street is not that long and if you don't make stops, you will walk through it in few minutes.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 19, 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic6,381 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
As I'm much more into food markets, I didn't buy anything at this place. It specializes more into gold, hanging glass lamps, souvenirs and material things. I still liked the decorations hanging from the ceiling and the artistic shops worth of some pictures.
The street is not that long and if you don't make stops, you will walk through it in few minutes.
Written April 19, 2024
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missiontravel2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Bab Al-Bahrain marks the main entrance to the Manama souk. There are many shops that sell jewelry, clothing, luggage, furniture, antiques and souvenirs. Little India is hidden gem and an important landmark that honors the Indian community for contributing to Bahrain over the years.
Written January 9, 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a market hrere in Manama where one can purchase a lot of stuffs: gold jewelries, spices, clothings, bags and luggages, etc. Vendors are welcoming, not aggressive like those in Morocco.

Two other attractions are located here: the Gate and the Shri Krishna Shrine. For the latter, my driver/guide had to ask for directions to visit it inside the narrow street of the souq.
Written November 9, 2023
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Flower53_10
Tbilisi, Georgia1,590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Interesting and genuine Arabic souk. The entrance is newly built and there are plenty of Beautiful ethnic shops.
If you continue your way , you’ll find everything from variety of gold shops to the shops selling Chinese products.
The gold is good, high karat, but do not forget to bargain.
Written August 11, 2023
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Ade
Ipswich, UK411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Four months since my last walk round and this time it was bustling with life. Great to see the different local products on sale and to see Manama life at its purest. Definitely worth a visit. I’ll be back!
Written August 5, 2023
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David
Groningen, The Netherlands8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Just fake, bad ripoff of some original souks. On top of this it’s just one street only with a lot of Indian hardware shops around it and more garbage
Written May 13, 2023
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Ade
Ipswich, UK411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Interesting place to explore, with street after street of shops selling everything you can imagine, but mainly clothes/cloth and gold. I particularly enjoyed walking around the gold souq building. The Bab El-Bahrain gate being the highlight and start /end of my route. Well worth a look around.
Written March 27, 2023
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Andrew O
Frinton-On-Sea, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
We had a pleasant morning strolling around the souk. Stall holders were keen to stop potential tourist customers but were friendly. Prices are inflated so haggle hard!
Written March 6, 2023
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flona98
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Finding the place is easy but finding a parking is not, we had to park the car far and walk a distance to reach the place,but once you reach you will forget the difficulty of finding a parking, the place is amazing, small shops offering almost everything you just have to bargain.
Written February 10, 2023
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amyzengrace
Amman, Jordan506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A somewhat traditional Mideast souq in the modern sense. Great for old jewelry and nick-nacks, gold, and contemporary local-made souvenirs. The further into the souq you go, the more sectional it gets.
Written January 30, 2023
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