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Address: Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain

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Very Nice Souk, Good Bargains, Great Historical Location

My wife was looking for someone to match a necklace that needed repair. While we didn't find anyone in the gold souk who could match it, it wasn't because shopkeepers didn't know... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife was looking for someone to match a necklace that needed repair. While we didn't find anyone in the gold souk who could match it, it wasn't because shopkeepers didn't know their stuff, one look and they knew it was an Italian necklace 18k....everything they had was 22k. Fascinating to go from shop to shop with each recommending others... More 

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the busy city of Manama, is the original souk of Bahrain. It where one can find a plethora of things at reasonable prices, ranging from beautiful textiles to household goods. Its best visited in the evening due to the hot weather during the day. Please remember to dress decently( no shorts, short skirts or sleeveless clothes). Most importantly,... More 

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Thank Suvieve
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a variety of goods on offer and there are bargains to be had, especially if buying a tailor made suit (£100 for a three piece and a shirt). There are one or two coffee shops and restaurants in a glass area of the souq near the front and all air conditioned. It can get busy and the amount... More 

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Reading, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice wander out from our hotel. Lively around 7pm. We bought a few souvenirs in one of the shops. Bartered a little. Looks like you could walk round for a while.

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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the city center. Made for tourists. Lots of souvenir shops. Its not an souk as you know them from other places in middle east. But pleasent Enough to visit for a Coffee/snack.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know I've been here before but it doesn't do any justice to not show newer and more current pictures of the souk. Always a pleasure to spend money here when in the area.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I visit Bahrain, I make sure I stop their. Even if I am not buying anything, I just walk around to see all the old shops. The souk has front area which get renewal and covered. It has coffee shop, restaurants and Antiques.

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The souq is at the heart of Manama and it was a lovely place, clean, narrow streets with all kinds of shops along the way. Plus some beautiful decorations at various points for taking memorable pictures. Very safe. A lovely experience.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bab el-Bahrain Souk is one of the first places that one has to visit to understand the meaning of traditional culture of people of the Arabian Gulf. This souk ( Bab el-Bahrain ) is located in the heart of Almanama the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. You will find many many small shops and specially the Gold Souk where... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bab al bahrain is the heart of the old city where you can buy all kind of products with cheaper prices. From gold artifacts to grocery and veggies. Every thing is sold there and the prices are cheaper with a chance to bargen. Its a very crowded place and better to leave ur car some way far and take a... More 

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