Get your retail therapy fix with a trip to the mall and souqs.
The top places for shopping in Bahrain
Heading on a trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain? Aside from luxurious hotels, incredible culinary offerings, sporting excursions, history and art-filled museums; the Gulf nation is also becoming known for its brilliant shopping scene that spans from sprawling modern malls to authentic bazaars.
Located in the heart of the capital, City Centre Bahrain is the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination in Bahrain.
Widely considered THE place to shop in town, the mall is home to hundreds of international brands, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Debenhams and Virgin Megastore Bahrain, as well as 60 dining outlets and family entertainment venues such as Magic Planet, VOX Cineco and Wahooo! Waterpark.
You will also find two luxury hotels adjoining the mall, the 5-star Westin Hotel City Centre Bahrain and Le Meridien Hotel City Centre Bahrain – so you can quite literally shop till you drop!
Scroll down to discover the latest essential fashion finds to buy at City Centre Bahrain this month…
Jacket, H&M, visit City Centre Bahrain
This powder blue suede biker jacket is bang on trend for this season’s pastel colour trend. We’ll be wearing ours thrown over lightweight summer dresses and paired with relaxed denim for days off.
Mule heels, Zara, visit City Centre Bahrain
Mules are back for Spring/Summer 2018, and these tangerine leather heels are topping our most-wanted list.
Bangle, Pandora, visit City Centre Bahrain
A simple piece to wear every day or stacked with your favourite jewels – we love the mix of metals.
Experience the Bahraini bazaars
A trip to the famous Manama Souq is one of the best things to do in Bahrain
Manama Souq is the capital’s most iconic bazaar and can be found beyond the arches of Bab Al-Bahrain, a historic building that in English translates to ‘Gateway to Bahrain’.
The bustling atmosphere is heightened by the sounds of soft Arabic music and the Islamic call to prayer, while heady scents of aromatic spices fill the air.
Take your time and spend a few hours navigating the winding streets dotted with countless stalls, selling everything from colourful hand-woven fabrics, freshly baked Arabian sweets, pearls and plenty more trinkets to take home with you.
Shopping tip: Either visit in the morning or evening to avoid the heat. You may also find many stalls closed for a few hours during the afternoon.