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Address: Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain

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Old market. You can buy halwa. Eat traditional food. Traditional cloth. Open from 9 am until 10 pm. Safe. It is number 2 market after AlMuharraq market.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Bromley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is old Bahrain. The gateway to the old souk. A must-visit should you be in Manama. This area hasn't changed much since the1970s. So if you want to see what it used to be like then you must visit this area.

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Doha, Qatar
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great souk, two places you should definitely go are Kumar tailors who make terrific suits and shirts, I have them shipped to Doha they are that good! Also Al Yarmouk, is a shop that sells fragrances, electronics and watches. Both shops are straight up through the centre and if your going check them out.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old market. You can buy halwa. Eat traditional food. Traditional cloth. Open from 9 am until 10 pm. Safe. It is number 2 market after AlMuharraq market.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not have great expectations for this spot and it disappointed me somewhat. It was nothing special and was lacking oriental ambiance. Seriously, I spent there about 20 minutes and thought it was much too long. Descriptions of this place exaggerate the experience; 'narrow alleys'? - sorry no narrow alleys.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very excited to visit this place but we're highly disappointed! We came from Saudi so we're used to being stared at and watched, poached, etc...but this was even more uncomfortable. There weren't that many shops of use, and as a tourist, I would not recommend it! Go to a mall instead.

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Thank squarekat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit to buy some souvenir. Try to bargain in different shops before you buy as prices varies depending on the store.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps we were tired of souks by the time we got there, or, it was not totally open as it was not quie 4pm, but it was underwhelming.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not an authentic arab souq, but rather a street market full of shops ran by Indians/Pakistanis filled with low quality chinese stuff for sale.

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Thank MAUFF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the Manama souk has been restored, and holds a few souvenir shops, but lacks in character. The rest of the market area caters to the local working class population, and is not of much interest to the traveller.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit when in Bahrain. Good bargains can be got here and also haggle for discount. Many souvenirs and clothing to be bought

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