We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Unique

Bab Al-Bahrain literally the "Gateway of Bahrain" is a historical site located at the Customs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aramaitti
,
Sabah, Malaysia
Visited in June

This is a vast open market area, of historical interest but nothing to get too excited about. As in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John O
Read all 762 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (762)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bab Al-Bahrain literally the "Gateway of Bahrain" is a historical site located at the Customs Square in Manama's former CBD and marks the entrance to the Manama Souk. It is a place for curious travelers and also a venue to test your bargaining skills. This...More

3  Thank Aramaitti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a vast open market area, of historical interest but nothing to get too excited about. As in other Middle-Eastern souks, you can find gold, clothes and a little bit of everything else.

Thank John O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was not interested to travel to Manama during Ramadan and summers, This market is much choice for shopping and expensive.

Thank Luachan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Souk area for all your shopping needs. The place is visited by all locals and tourists and you will find good crowd during weekends. Lot of restaurants Arabic/Indian are available for your taste buds. You name the item to purchase and you will find...More

Thank SrikamakshiS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bab el-Bahrain souk is the oldest souk (Shopping area) in Bahrain and located in Manama. The place is always crowded during weekends for shopping. You will find all the items Cheap to Luxury at this souk area. Lot of eat outs are located in this...More

Thank Natarajan-R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its one of our tourists must visit, in there you will experience a whole different atmosphere, where it will take you back on time to discover old Bahrain .. there you will find our Bahraini traditional Gold places , little suvonyier shops , old traditional...More

2  Thank Latifa A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To go through the souqis to take a walk to get a real flavour of the life and spices of the local inhabitants full of aromas, sweets and goods well worth a visit. Do however be aware of your surroundings and keep your wits with...More

Thank B7324STpeters
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A truly unique experience, to walk along the narrow streets while you see tunics, and jewelry, and fabulous lamps, and all sorts of goods... and suddenly you are facing a mosque! A totally different culture showing herself so it is not only a place to...More

Thank sunflower126
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I with my family was there and loved the peaceful atmosphere, since Ramadan is near so there were decorations done for the holy month.

Thank ahsansaber
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Free zone gallery is the second to last shop on your left as you enter the souk from the circle. Do not be fooled with the few vendors prior to Free zone gallery. We have been visiting for 3 years and we are about to...More

2  Thank Angie R
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Napule Pizzeria Ristorante
7 reviews
.96 km away
Legendz SteakHouse
123 reviews
1.03 km away
Naseef Cafe
66 reviews
1.08 km away
Noor Lounge
29 reviews
.94 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wahooo! Waterpark
236 reviews
1.51 km away
Reef Island
83 reviews
.89 km away
Bahrain Financial Harbour
83 reviews
1.32 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
KANDYFLOSSXXX
How far from the cruise port is the Souk ....What's the best way to get there and what price would be be ..Thanks in advance ..
14 January 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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.
1
Vote
Gentleuurbane123
Hi, appreciate any suggestions on best recommended tailors for men's business suits, thanks
26 August 2015|
Answer Show all 9 answers
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.
0
Votes
Klsflyer
Thanks for the review. Do did you go before or during Ramadan? I was wondering if this was open this week. I'm in the Muharraq area and everything around here is closed. Appreciate any areas to see this week through Sat(Jun27). Thank you!
25 June 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from memo a | Reviewed this property |
The market whether in muharruq or manama or even hamad town during ramadan time, would close around 4 in the evening and open again at 8.30 or 9 pm if im not wrong.
0
Votes