Shopping in Bahrain

If you are thinking that Bahrain is just Formula One Racers' heaven well think twice because it is also a shoppers' heaven! In fact, one can have a wide variety of choice on where they will have their shopping, depending on what they will be buy.

A visit to the souqs or traditional shopping markets should be 'a must' in every shopoholics' itinerary when they visit Bahrain. Here are some of the common shopping markets that one can choose.

Shopping for gold? Well, Gold shouq is for you! This kind of shopping market is best for those who are seeking for the best gold and gold jewelries. Of course, Bahrain is famous for gold; it is actually one of its hallmark for having the best quality gold. Gold jewelry is available and sold by weight and bargaining is definitely common especially for those not so extravagant shoppers.

Spice it with spices! Shopping for spices is also one of the shopper's lists. A visit in Bahrain will not be complete without a visit and shopping to the spice market where one can buy a rewarding array of spices having the greatest aromas. One can be astonished with the magnificent displays of spices. Wide varieties of nuts are also available for shopping. One cannot regret to spend a day of shopping to the spice market!

Are you fond of handicrafts? Well, spending a day of shopping in Bahrain's handicraft shopping markets should not be taken out of your lists. Discover wide varieties of handicrafts made especially by talented and creative Bahrainis. Bags, baskets, wallets, hand-woven clothes and paintings are just few of the many handicrafts you can choose.

But of course, if there are traditional shopping markets there are also modern shopping malls which offer international brands. These shopping malls also provide recreational experiences. Here are some of the top and popular shopping malls in Bahrain but I tell you, these are just few of the many!

One of Bahrain's popular shopping malls is Al Seef Mall. It combines both the modern and traditional shopping mall element in terms of its architecture, which really adds luring invitation to shoppers. However, when you get tired of shopping, you can also visit the food courts and cinemas for entertainment.

Who will not notice the Bahrain Mall, which is located in the heart of Bahrain'ís retail district? Shopping experience in Bahrain Mall will really be an unforgettable one because aside from having the best and ideal location it also cradles more than 120 international brands. Specialty stores are also available for those who will be shopping for souvenirs.

Shopping malls are not only for shoppers of course, most of the time, shopping malls are also strolling malls! For those who are just having their window-shopping, the Yanteem Center is the best for you! This shopping mall is the first to have the concept of fully climate controlled Shopping Center! Shopkeepers and shoppers consider this shopping mall as the most successful downtown shopping center in Manama.

A'ali Mall is known for having the look of the traditional open-air shouq within its air-conditioned confines. Aside form the wonderful shopping mall aesthetic, this shopping mall offers wide range of souvenirs and top of the line designer stores.

Truly, a visit in Bahrain will be a memorable not just for boys but also for girls and shopoholics!