Situated in the heart of Manama, the Bab Al Bahrain Souq is more than a place to shop. Rather, it’s a trip down Bahrain’s historic past, where traditional shops and vendors have stood the test of time and remain almost in their original form. The small shops are laden with handwoven carpets and fabrics, spices, perfumes, handicrafts, and various souvenirs as well as modern products from around the world. Shoppers can explore parts of Bahrain’s culture through tangible item, purchasing excellent home or personal accessories as cherished souvenirs. Visitors can also indulge in traditional Bahraini street food, or have a hearty lunch in the many cafes and small restaurants located amongst the narrow, dwindling alleys.