Wander the streets of Bahrain for cultural treasures at the centuries-old open-air markets, or souqs. From jewels and textiles to fresh produce and spices, these markets are an authentic treasure within the nation of Bahrain.
For the epicurean traveller
Bahrain’s souqs are the perfect places to become immersed in the local cuisine. Taste coffee and delicate sweets such as halwa at Muharraq Souk or try various local flavours [including balaleet (sweet vermicelli with fried eggs on top) and mahyawa (fresh fish sauce made of local catch from the Arabian Gulf drizzled on freshly baked Bahraini (bread), usually at Manama Souq.
If you're into fashion
Shop unique and handmade accessories and apparel while soaking up the local culture and lifestyle. Deeper into the Manama Souq, bask in gems and precious metals at the Gold Souq.
Travel back in time
Uncover the history that lives at the local souqs, such as Bab Al Bahrain, a cultural landmark building built in the 1940s that sits at the entrance of the Manama Souq.
Let the Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay arrange transportation and instructions for a memorable and authentic cultural experience. Located just a 10-minute drive from the Hotel, a trip to Muharraq or Manama Souqs is a lovely way to spend a morning in Bahrain.