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Address: Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain

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Bargains every where

We often shop here for gifts to take home, with some patience and good negotiation skill there are great gifts for everybody.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chris L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often shop here for gifts to take home, with some patience and good negotiation skill there are great gifts for everybody.

Thank Chris L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was hoping for more taste of the old Bahrain and old souk. Although it was the weekend, Saturday, most shops were closed. Not many food stations. Could be better.

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Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must visit place.Nice to see and lot of locals doing all kind of business here. Not good for original products but some other needs like phone covers ,tab covers ,batteries, medium quality clothing , sandles ,shoes etc.

Thank Prasad V
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bab Al Bahrain Souq is a one-stop shop for tourists visiting Bahrain. You get an insight into the culture of Bahrain. You can get almost anything and everything here from gold to glass to everything. The food that you get here is also a multi cuisine suiting everyone's palate. i love this place. A 'must see' place for anyone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have everything in this souk from restaurants,carpets,gadgets,Jewellry ,artifacts with a very good price but try always to bargain for a lower price😁tourist must visit this place golds are cheaper here compare to store in the mall..

Thank Faith C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a big and traditional souq. the outer side looks very nice and bright. at night the lighting makes it nicer and brighter. however dont expect much from here. a lot of asianss are working here. a lot of shops are here to make various kinds of shopping. located just beside the main road, so easy to find. however parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just take a walk, Bab Al Bahrain is a historical building located in the customs square in Manama's former central business district. It's marks the main entrance to the Manama Souq. Couple of events held busy the wonderful shaika May, to bring back the old beautiful days in a musical and artistic events for people to live the old days... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the first time when I visit a gulf country, a soak, but this place was really a big dissapointment; extremely dirty, cheap things and full of indian people.I coudn't stay there more than 5min. Not a good idea to visit, better avoid!!

Thank Elena E
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Souk stretches out over a few streets, worth a visit if you are in Manama. It sells pretty much everything a great place to buy souvenirs.

Thank Bonney R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much a cheap and tacky market selling tat. Nothing like the traditional souks of Morocco. The food stalls were interesting, thats about it

Thank Mark S

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