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Niel

Big local market with all general stuff.Mostly gold,chinese products and oud. Nothing great place... read more

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NileshBapat
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Thane District, India
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Busy and interesting

Nice walk through a bust souk with lots of shops selling a variety of goods from belts to gold... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
D T
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UK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big local market with all general stuff.Mostly gold,chinese products and oud. Nothing great place but just you are there so max 2 hours visit

Thank NileshBapat
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice walk through a bust souk with lots of shops selling a variety of goods from belts to gold. Best to visit in the early evening when it is cooler.

1  Thank D T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

if you are looking for Bahrain traditions and to buy Bahraini traditional things, then this is the place. Specially for: Bahraini food like Halwa, Bahraini Gold, Bahraini restaurants and many more.

Thank Hawra86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time you should go along, park across the road for a few dinars and walk into a past time. Fantastic colours, smells, sights and cheap trinkets for sale. Also hidden gems of clothes and carpets etc. Also the gold souk is here,...More

1  Thank _johnrhys321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful old style market juxtaposed with new. A maze of little streets selling everything from gold to bespoke tailors to Arabic food. Well worth a visit. Wear easy walking shoes & get lost in another world.

1  Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Although both my parents were born and raised in this beautiful, timeless and culturally intense area of Manama souk, I visited only rarely, and how mistaken I was! Business brought me back ( now 4-5 times a week)!! And I’m glad!! Visit the beautiful...More

Thank 196fred
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bab albahrain is a landmark of Manama the capital of Bahrain. Surrounded by old atyle shopping areas. Very interesting with a small shopping center that has few cafes and sevounier shops

Thank Munira S
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Not bad, but not authentic either. Lots of modern stuff and little else. Backstreets offer a better view if what a souc should be like.

Thank sxp3955
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

interesting place in Bahrain A must visit once you are in Bahrain,its not a traditional souk,Its not an souk as you know them from other places in middle east,It’s a mixed market,great way to get a taste of local culture while enjoying shopping and good...More

Thank Sanjeev G
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A must visit once you are in Bahrain. You will learn more about the culture in Bahrain, you will find good bargains. Plan to spend a maximum of 2 hours walk.

Thank Samir Z
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Phil T
23 November 2017|
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Response from DesertRose96 | Reviewed this property |
Green pepper corns, you can get them at Lulu Hyper Market
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fakarim
10 October 2017|
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Response from DesertRose96 | Reviewed this property |
Around 8 minutes walking distance and 12 minutes by car with traffic jam.
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stanley j
21 July 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.
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