Shopping

Like many Gulf destinations, Bahrain can feel overwhelmed by soulless shopping malls, though at least one of them, City Centre Bahrain, has an entire section called The Souq that's set aside for regional designers like Anmar. Elsewhere, traditional handicrafts are making a comeback and can be bought in places like Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre. You can pick up almost anything from Indian gold to local spices in the huge Manama Souq.