Bahrain – A Shopaholic’s Heaven!
From gorgeous beaches, world-famous museums, to the wildlife parks, Formula 1 Grand Prix track, and amazing lifestyle of the locals, you will get to experience it all in Bahrain. A lesser-known fact about Bahrain is that it also has fantastic souqs that host some authentic and gorgeous Bahraini inventory.
Read on to know which marvelous souvenirs you should not miss while in Bahrain.
8 Must-Have Souvenirs from Bahrain
Bahrain is also known as the ‘Kingdom of Perfumes.’ The perfumers here have bewildering expertise with the aromatic oils. They expeditiously combine oils to come up with a smell you were looking for. Don’t miss on picking ‘your’ scent packed in exquisitely designed bottles.
The wood chips of fragrant trees are extracted to create a sweet-smelling incense called Bakhoor. It is widely used and is a part of Arabic culture. Visit a souq, and you will be greeted with various smells wafting throughout, thanks to Bakhoor. It is not only used on special occasions like a wedding or religious ceremony but also other mundane days. You will find many outlets selling Bakhoor, even in the malls.
Persian rugs are particularly famous due to their weaving techniques, along with their usage of high-quality materials, plus varied colors and patterns. Bahraini souqs are one of the places where you can find authentic rugs on sale. So buy one from here if you wish to give your living room a middle-eastern touch.
Other household souvenirs like mosaic lamps, wooden chests, etc. can be bought here.
It would be impossible not to buy some of the dates, rightly called the elixir of the middle-east. The powerful fruit is not only delicious but also has properties beneficial for your health. You can buy fresh dates straight from the farmers at a good bargain.
You will also find a variety in dates, including dates coated with chocolate and dates stuffed with almonds, lemons, or oranges.
Pottery from the middle-eastern regions like Oman, Egypt is famous. But Bahraini pottery is very different from that pottery and has unique and intricate designs. The pottery is a part of their culture and is passed on from generations. If you dig pottery, you can also get your hands dirty and create something.
Abayas or scarves
Abayas are the traditional Bahraini outfit worn by women. Pick one or two abayas, which will be a definite addition to your beautiful wardrobe. If you are looking for abayas with a modern touch, you will be able to find that too. Don’t forget to buy a matching scarf along with the abaya.
The gold in Bahrain is considered to be of premium quality, so it’s worth the investment. You can choose between a variety of modern and traditional gold jewelry. You can find amazing contemporary designs, as well.
Bahrain is known as the Gulf of Pearls for a reason. Pearling industry is a long-surviving industry and has backed Bahrain’s economy too. Explore the exotic collection and bring home those lustrous pearls.