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A must visit place

A walk through the bustling souk gives a chance to connect with the heritage of Bahrain and it... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Manama, Bahrain
via mobile
Little India

This is not really a souq as is traditionally understood in the Arabic world with a lot of local... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
New York City, New York
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“narrow streets” (23 reviews)
“gold market” (15 reviews)
Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain
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Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

A walk through the bustling souk gives a chance to connect with the heritage of Bahrain and it past. Just to imagine it was a gateway for the boats of the trader to dock once a upon a time. Still the landmark arched gateway and...More

Thank Ameetha
Reviewed April 3, 2017

This is not really a souq as is traditionally understood in the Arabic world with a lot of local flavor and atmosphere. Here, it is more of a maze of alleys and narrow streets selling almost everything under the sun and owned mainly by immigrants...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed April 2, 2017

If you notice any black flags flying with Arabic writing, you will want to avoid the area. It is a good indication that there will be a protest soon. I had a couple of suits made and they were great.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

This place represent the history of shopping in Bahrain. Small shops, narrow streets, very crowded, but it is a must see for any tourist visiting Bahrain.

Thank Awsan A
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

You can find almost anything in the Manama Souq. Plenty of street vendors and clothing tailors to choose from.

Thank dnewman1156
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

If you like wandering and visiting street vendors this place is it The locals shop here too You have souvenir shops and carpet shops for tourists and the food places cater to the locals

Thank independantice
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This is an extra ordinary adventure. You can find anything you need but you need to spend more time looking. I suggest to go with taxi as parking is a hassle. With seeing it for sure

Thank Khaled S
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Last week me and my friend Tyrone Jr were visiting the undeveloped area of the souq and it was full of garbage which will ruin Bahrains environment however the re-developed area was super clean and there wasn't a single piece of rubbish on the ground

Thank John S
Reviewed March 26, 2017

The souk is very nice to do when you are in Bahrain. Shops, colors, people, smells. Must see and smell.

Thank Corrie D
Reviewed March 24, 2017

In the heart of city this place is a must visit while in Bahrain. The local market feeling of any asian market leaves you mesmerized. local shops with full of items of tourist interest, cafes, restaurant. You can easily pass few hours browsing the market...More

Thank Tanweer H
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October 10, 2017|
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Response from DesertRose96 | Reviewed this property |
Around 8 minutes walking distance and 12 minutes by car with traffic jam.
stanley j
July 21, 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.
January 14, 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.