Bab Al Bahrain is located at the entrance of the Manama Souq in Bahrain’s capital city Manama. Built in 1949 by Shaikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh, it once overlooked the sea, housing the government’s administrative ofﬁces. Behind Bab Al Bahrain is the old Manama Souq. This is a vibrant collection of shops offering a wide range of goods such as textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as more modern products from all over the world. Also located in the Manama Souq are a number of traditional coffee shops. The souq is quintessentially Bahrain; a place that visitors will be sure to enjoy.