Most of the buying and selling in Manama occurs in the Bab el-Bahrain Souk district (souk means market in Arabic.) Here, stalls upon stalls are lined up and vendors stand inside of them advertising their crafts, fruits, spices, clothing and kitschy souvenirs. In addition to these standard items, it is possible to buy high quality - and accordingly priced - gold and pearls. Manama has historically been one of the world’s premier places to find pearls, and Souk does not disappoint. Haggling is welcome (and usually expected) on even the most expensive goods at these and all markets in Bahrain.