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Address: Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain

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A walk through the original streets of Manama

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... read more

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Epping, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 you

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 shop but also a place to learn. Be ready to bargain!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 leave the Middle East. The manager and staff are exceptional. They will bend backwards to... More 

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Alappuzha, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the old "Gateway of Bahrain". I remember my Dad reminiscing that the road adjacent to it was the main road in the 1980s. Everything from here to the coast of Bahrain has been built on reclaimed land. A must visit place for excellent souvenirs, though a bit too pricey for comfort!! You can get them for a good... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Never think to buy something here!!! Everything is expensive because they don't have tourism. When they see a tourist they will take advantage of him/her and the prices are 3 times more expensive for you. By the way BAHRAIN IS VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!! Be careful because you can spend easily 500$ in 5 days !!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Living in the Middle East, souqs are such a bonus. I'm a quilter and the fabric section will blow your mind. It's very difficult to find a parking spot but week days are better than weekends but not by much. You can find every type of souvenir imaginable. Everything is negotiable so it's always a good deal. Most shops take... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to buy souvenirs! There are many shops to buy Arabic perfumes (which are amazingly soft and oil-based), scarves, sunglasses, etc. It is also great for buying handmade art from local artists. This is the place to go for your souvenirs before you head home!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to a slice of the real Bahrain? Well this is it. Nip into Saffron for some delicious karak (tea) to start off your journey into the Souq. Everything amazes me from the glittering to gold to the spices. Best jewellers; Al Seef. Honourable mention; Al Alawi. Don't forget to haggle, haggle & haggle some more! You can get beautiful... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ventured here with the expectation of finding local treasures, but hat was not the case. Most of the shops are of Indian descent. They really want you to come in and purchase so haggling is key. Since most shops have the same items, they will haggle in order to give you a lower price than their neighbor. I recommend... More 

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