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Souq Al Qaisariya

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Souq Al Qaisariya is the oldest part of the historic Muharraq Souq. This Souq and its surrounding areas are Bahrain’s second UNESCO inscribed cultural heritage site. Souq Al Qaisariya offers a quaintly charming shopping experience. Here you can purchase a variety of local goods from natural pearls to spices. Part of the "Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy" Project, Souq Al Qaisariya acts as a time capsule, giving a view into past Bahrain.  Spend an afternoon walking through the Souq and the two mile long Pearling Path. Witness unique stories and testimonies of the historic Bahraini pearling trade and end your tour of the Pearling Path by grabbing a bite to eat at Saffron by Jena in Souq Al Qaisariya. This traditional Bahraini restaurant features a traditional madbasa - a tool used to press dates for molasses - embedded in the floor. Found when they first started construction, the madbasa remains, preserved as a historical artifact.