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Heritage renovated.

It has been over 10 years since I was last here. They have done an amazing job of renovating this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fred C
Local shops and cafes ...

This is well worth a wander round. Plenty of small streets and shops selling anything from phones... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain
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Reviewed yesterday

It has been over 10 years since I was last here. They have done an amazing job of renovating this place! Very Beautiful place to see and explore....

Thank Fred C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is well worth a wander round. Plenty of small streets and shops selling anything from phones to clothes and household stuff. The cafes in the mall behind the facade are also worth a visit ( particularly La Porta and Naseef).

Thank DN164
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Souk is always a place to visit when your in Middle East, far from beyond experience babble bahrain souk is so cool, a lot of place and big enough to explore,yet it's quite sad that a lot of places bit scary cause it's dark and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your visiting Bahrain , the SOUK must form part of that visit .It has many surprises in store and all the merchants love to haggle . Whatever price they start at ,at least 1/2 that to start the haggle price and stay tough on...More

1  Thank Donal O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the weheather is cool and no humid, i recommend visiting bab el-bahrain Souk as it has many things to do there. Window shopping is fun,as well as buying tradintional stuff and customes are amazing experience over there. Do not miss staying in the old...More

1  Thank Ahmad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Souk by far was one of my favorite places to shop for souvenirs or anything else you may need. Tons of vendors trying to sell you practically anything. My favorite is the shops who make custom suits. Shop around to find the best deals...More

1  Thank 115greg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very few shops & souvenirs are overpriced. Kind of stuff the is available in almost entire gulf market...

Thank DeepakrajDandotikar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wander the streets or stay in the cool, its a nice mix of old and cool new without trying to hard to be perfect

Thank slapsgaffa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bab ALbahrain is a good place for shopping you can find different things to buy there is cloths handy crafts so many things to buy with cheap rates.

1  Thank BUOSAMA2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed looking at the spices piles up into mountains in the Indian shops, the fabrics and textiles and watching the men embroidering the incredibly intricate gold brocade on the Indian tunics. The gold souq was eye-catching but I'm not that into jewellery. Maybe it...More

1  Thank Andrea H
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stanley j
21 July 2017|
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Response from dnewman1156 | Reviewed this property |
It is a great area for shopping (many vendors). Very good prices, and they are willing to negotiate price on most products.
14 January 2017|
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Response from mdva590623 | Reviewed this property |
Everything in Bahrain is Very near as it's a small country. I would advice to take a taxi to the souq.
26 August 2015|
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Response from Hala_Sulaiman | Reviewed this property |
The 2 most popular are Al Shaker Tailoring and Akbari Fashion House. Prices vary depending on material and design.