Manama shopping

Top Choice Perfume in Manama

Kingdom of Perfumes

One of the joys of perfume shopping in the Gulf is watching the mesmerising way a perfumer can mix seemingly random oils to produce the very smell you requested. That is the magic you will witness Abdullah perform w…
Perfume in Manama

Abdul Samad Al Qurashi

The most prestigious name in premium Middle Eastern oud, musk, agarwood oils and perfumes, this Saudi brand has been around since 1852, dispensing perfumed oils from ornate, sculpted glass holders. Have your credit …
Mall in Manama

Al Aali Mall

This small shopping centre next to Seef Mall has gone for quality over quantity. There's a lovely reproduction of an old Gulf souq in the Souq Al Tawaweesh section, as well as designer brands such as Armani, Jimmy C…
Mall in Manama

City Centre Bahrain

The country's true mega-mall, City Centre Bahrain has something for everyone. If international brands have a presence in Bahrain, you'll most likely find them here, alongside a food court, cinema complex, Carrefour …
Jewellery in Manama

Gold Souq

Founded by Indian immigrants who arrived more than 200 years ago, the shops in the Gold Souq are still owned mostly by the families of those early merchants. This is the place to grab yourself a custom-made piece of…
Antiques in Manama

Pearl of Islands Antiques

Pearl of Islands is the pick of this strip of 'antique' stores selling mostly ornate wood doors and quaint lanterns. That's not because the goods are any different from the others, but because you will have a lot of…
Mall in Manama

Seef Mall

One of Manama's larger malls, Seef is popular with British expats as it is home to several familiar UK brands, including Marks & Spencer, Laura Ashley, Clarks and BHS. British visitors will find the latter parti…
Food in Manama

Spice Souq

It can be a little hard to find, but this small collection of spice sellers is a wonderfully fragrant place for a stroll as you explore one of the quieter corners of Manama Souq. Walk southeast along Municipality Av…
Food in Manama

Malatya Pazari

Lovers of Turkish sweets will adore Malatya Pazari, purveyors of natural dried fruits, nuts, halwa (a dense Middle Eastern sweet made from flour, butter and nuts) and Turkish delight since the 19th century.
Fashion & Accessories in Manama

Kubra Al Qaseer

Arguably Bahrain's best-known designer, Kubra Al Qaseer pioneered the colourful modern interpretations of the humble jellabiya (long, loose-fitting outer robe with full sleeves).