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Old market. You can buy halwa. Eat traditional food. Traditional cloth. Open from 9 am until 10... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Nothing special, really

I did not have great expectations for this spot and it disappointed me somewhat. It was nothing... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Krzysztof D
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Government Avenue, Manama 304, Bahrain
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 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.

Thank awsairy
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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...More

Thank Krzysztof D
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank squarekat
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

Thank ar s
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

Thank RockyMtnBlue
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 22 November 2016 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

Thank Ann Marie K
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came to the market to look for some oils and to buy some souvenirs. Left with bags, oils, traditional attire for my 4 year old son, gifts for the family. It has so much to offer. Locals are friendly and even though we went in...More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It is very nice to walk and see the cultural historic building and soul. It is not far from financial harbor where I went for business. Many banks and Restaurants are close by

Thank Ashraf E
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14 January 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.
26 August 2015|
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Response from Hala_Sulaiman | Reviewed this property |
The 2 most popular are Al Shaker Tailoring and Akbari Fashion House. Prices vary depending on material and design.