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Contact & Location

The Merchant House is located in the Bab Al Bahrain area, which refers to a historical building located in the Customs Square, marking the main entrance to Manama Souq.

Built in 1949, it once housed the government’s administrative offices and overlooked the sea. Bab Al Bahrain has undergone many big changes over the years but the Ministry of Culture preserved the building as a cultural landmark and restored it to its former glory. It now houses the tourism sector offices and a visitor center.

Behind Bab Al Bahrain is the old Manama Souq. The souq is a vibrant collection of shops offering a wide range of goods from textiles, spices, incense, perfumes, handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as more modern products from all over the world. There are also a number of traditional coffee shops.

The souq offers a unique shopping experience that brings to mind the style of commerce from days long past. The Manama Souq is a must visit that visitors are sure to enjoy while in Bahrain.

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Reservations at The Merchant House

150 Government Avenue, Manama 304, Kingdom of Bahrain
T: +973 1667 1000
E: [email protected]

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Emily Paul, Account Director
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Georgia Wilkinson
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T: +44 20 7581 4111


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