Whether you were born here or you immigrated here, Bahrain is home for us all. And although in this pint-sized country, it may seem like there isn’t much to do for fun, we assure you that is not the case.
Bucket List Check!
Hence, this list of “Things to Check Off Your Bucket List in Bahrain”. Every week, our team will be curating some places, activities, or experiences for you to try in Bahrain. Here’s our bucket list of things to do in Bahrain: Souqs. Head on over to these spots to get the best deals and soak in some history:
Manama Souq is quite literally the heart of Bahrain. And with the Bab al Bahrain standing at guard in the front, it is quite a view to take in. With spices, clothes, electronics, food, and everything else you can think of, the Manama Souq is a one-stop shop for everything you might need.
Due to the fact that merchants used to stand on both sides of the road to showcase their goods and sell them to passers-by, this old marketplace was nicknamed Souq Waqif (literally ‘the standing market’). Spices, fish, clothes, and wood were among the goods sold at Souq Waqif in ancient times. Souq Waqif is a historic site that is very popular with tourists. In the Souq Waqif, you can find a variety of antiquities, old garments, and souvenirs.
Muharraq’s market extends throughout the city and is an old Bahraini atmosphere where all the necessities of life are traded. Near the southern end, the Kayseri Market is a significant part of the heritage track and provides a more historical view of the Muharraq markets.
Al Jasra Handicrafts Center
Those who enjoy high-quality handicrafts should not miss this center when visiting Bahrain. HH Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa opened the Al Jasra Handicrafts Center in 1991 with the aim of preserving and revitalizing the old art of handicrafts. Bahrain’s history and culture are deeply rooted in this type of art. It’s guaranteed that this marketplace has the handicrafts you might need, and with a near-flawless degree of precision, from the carpenter shops where skilled carpenters carve beautiful ships and furniture out of wood to the pottery shops where you can buy stunning pots.