Souqs in Bahrain Offer Colorful Products
Love shopping? Then you'll love the souqs in Bahrain.
Embroidered Arab Clothing for Sale at Souk Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
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The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf. It is one of the best destinations to explore most modern shopping, dining and nightlife spots sandwiched between ancient castles. Bahrain National Museum offers a host of artifacts to admire and retrace the rich history of this Middle Eastern country. One of the top tourist attractions are the souqs in Bahrain where one can witness and experience the spirited culture and lifestyle of the Bahraini.
A souq or souk is a traditional open air market in the Middle East. Souqs in Bahrain usually cater to a large customer base welcoming the locals, expatriates and tourists from all parts of the world. Souqs sell sundry items ranging from spices to dates, carpets to gold, perfumes, fabrics, herbs, fresh produce and handicrafts.
At the Manama Souq you can browse a host of items such as silk, cotton and wool fabrics and textiles, spices, nuts, souvenirs, rugs, dates and sweets. The souq also sell Arabic clothes and accessories such as thobe, agal and kaftan. Thobe is an ankle length long sleeved tunic, while agal is a cord worn around a traditional headdress. Kaftan is made from cotton or silk and is a long sleeved ankle length garment accompanied by a sash.
The souqs in Bahrain cannot be visited in one day alone, as they are extensive and nestles hidden treasures at every nook and corner. Find your accommodation at Manama apartments and leisurely visit these vivacious souqs of Bahrain. You can reserve one of the serviced apartments in Manama Bahrain