Shopping Tour of Manama (Self Guided), Manama

Manama, a bright city with a rich culture, has an abundance of places to shop, including souks, which specialize in local handicrafts, and grand malls that offer something for everyone. Bahrain is known for its natural pearls and gold, so you can find some spectacular jewelry here. Striking handmade carpets are another Bahrain specialty. Take this tour to visit the most popular shopping spots in Manama.
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Shopping Tour of Manama Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour of Manama
Guide Location: Bahrain » Manama (See other walking tours in Manama)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gold City
  • Central Market
  • Bateel Shop
  • Damas Jewellery
  • Alzain Jewellery
  • Seef Mall
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Gold City

1) Gold City (must see)

Gold has always been an indicator of well-being and good taste. Manama's Gold City is a jewelry paradise located at the center of the city, which hosts more than 150 jewelry dealers. Here you will find jewelry made with natural pearls, diamonds, precious stones, silver, gold and platinum. In Gold City you will also find souvenir shops, watch stores and more.
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Central Market

2) Central Market

The Central Market is a 40-year-old market that specializes in fresh produce. Located in the center of the city, it is very convenient for shopping. The market vendors offer local and imported fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, homemade candy and flowers. You will be pleased with the large selection of local crafts and souvenirs.
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Bateel Shop

3) Bateel Shop

Bateel is a world-class confectionery, which produces a unique assortment of high-quality products, such as chocolates, pastries and other candies. The shop is especially known for its preserved dates that come in different flavors. Bateel has a flagship store in Manama Al'Aali Mall. The shopping center itself is a tourist destination, as it resembles a traditional mosque. Be sure to visit the mall's ‘souq’ department, which sells a variety of handicrafts, gifts and local delicacies.
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Damas Jewellery

4) Damas Jewellery

Damas is a world-renowned producer of jewelry that has been in business for more than 100 years. Its exclusively-designed jewelry is of high quality. You will see a number of precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, cat's eyes, pearls, garnets and emeralds glittering from the shelves. Damas regularly presents new jewelry collections.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm
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Alzain Jewellery

5) Alzain Jewellery

Azain is a popular jeweler that produces handcrafted jewelry and its own line of watches. It was established in 1930 and has since won a place of honor in the Bahrain jewelry industry. Azain sells elegant jewelry made in the traditional Islamic style, which combines diamonds, pearls and other precious and semi-precious stones with white and yellow gold. Azain has shops all over the country and the Gulf.

Operation hours: Saturday – Tuesday: 10 am - 10 pm; Wednesday – Friday: 10 am - 12 pm
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Seef Mall

6) Seef Mall

Seef Mall is the number one shopping spot in the city of Manama and the largest mall in Bahrain. It was opened more than ten years ago and is situated in the very heart of Manama's Seef Area. The building is a masterpiece of Arabic architecture, with stained glass windows, glass domes and a marble floor. Seef Mall has a number of departments where you can buy books, gifts, exclusive jewelry, magnificent natural perfumes and much more. Don’t miss tasting the delicious local chocolates sold at Maya La Chocolaterie located in the mall.

Operation hours: Saturday -Wednesday: 10 am - 10 pm; Thursday - Friday: 10 am - 11 pm.

Walking Tours in Manama, Bahrain

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Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
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