Streetsmart Bahrain

    see. shop. eat. chill. sleep



    Streetsmart is on sale at the following bookstores and cafes in Bahrain. We also offer great discounts on large corporate orders - perfect for valued clients, conference delegates, visitors and staff!

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    • Jashanmal, Seef Mall, Bahrain City Centre & Al, A'ali Mall, www.jashanmalgroup.com  
    • Neo Books & Coffee, Riffa Palms, Riffa, @neobooksandcoffee  
    • Projekt 8, Moda Mall, Diplomatic area, @projekt.8
    • Qala'at Al Bahrain Gift Shop, Karbabad, @qab_sitemuseum 
    • Alhilal Ritz Carlton Bookshop, Seef, tel + 973 39148356 
    • Bahrain National Museum Shop, Diplomatic area, tel  +973 17 298 718


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    Looking for corporate gifts for delegates at your next event, international visitors, valued clients or staff members? How about giving them the whole of Bahrain - wrapped up in the pages of Streetsmart!


    We offer discounts on large orders of 30 or more books.


    Contact us for prices and info at info@streetsmart-guides.com or call our distributor, Mudara Enterprises, tel +973 17 217 999.


    Streetsmart Bahrain is a cool boutique pocket guide, offering the inside track on where to shop, eat, chill and explore in the kingdom, with an add-on mobile-optimised express guide, downloadable via a QR code in the book.

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    The guide's packed 248 pages include listings on everything from museums to beach clubs and top spots to eat and chill after dark. These are complemented by maps, itineraries, walking tours, and insider tips from local influencers (chefs, designers, DJs...). So whether a visitor or resident, you’ll discover new and exciting things to see and do.

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    With no less than three UNESCO World Heritage sites to its name, Bahrain is a fascinating place to spend time for its history alone. This section takes you on a stroll back in time to 2500 BC via ancient palaces, temples and tombs, moving on to 16th-century forts, 19th-century courtyard houses, and finally the 20th century via contemporary art.

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    Streetsmart's shopping guide is on hand to help you hunt down bargains in the souqs, scour flea markets, or indulge your penchant for high-street and high-end brands in the malls. Looking for a special gift? Take your pick from our roundup of brilliant makers reinventing time-worn traditions, or pick up the ultimate souvenir, a natural pearl.

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    From the simple shawarma to sophisticated international fare, Khaleeji to Korean, you'll find it all on a plate in Bahrain, and our resident foodie has eaten her way around the country to bring you the best of what's on offer. If you're after the tastiest tikka in town, you'll find it in the Street food section, and for a slap-up meal, turn to our roundup of top spots in dining district Adliya. Sahtayn!

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    Beaching, boating, diving, horse-riding, golfing, desert-driving, spa-gazing, shisha-smoking, partying till dawn... however you like to unwind, you'll find a whole lot of options in our Chill section, which also includes options to keep the little ones occupied.

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    MY WAY

    Think you know Bahrain inside out? Think again! Throughout the guide, local influencers share their favourite corners of the kingdom, including no small number of hidden gems. We discovered a few we didn't know, and we're sure you will too!

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    Putting the street into Streetsmart, the guide features several illustrated maps with walking tours. These include Muharraq's Pearling Path, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is also included in our downloadable digital express guide with Google Maps links to ensure you're streetsmart all the way.

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    Digital express guide

    As a handy add-on, there's a mobile-optimised express guide, downloadable via a QR code at the back of the guidebook. This includes packed itineraries for one to four days, featuring a selection of our favourite cultural, shopping, eating and chilling options, plus a desert drive and walking tour with Google Maps links. For a taster, download our express restaurant guide via the link below, and scroll down to see it in action.

  • Digital guide in action


    "It's great to see a guide that goes beyond the usual sights and attractions and digs deep into the culture and soul of Bahrain. Congratulations on a first-class publication, which will be essential reading for visitors and locals alike."

    H.R.H. Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain


    “With sections covering nightlife to malls, tailors to restaurants and beaches, this little wonder has it all. [Streetsmart Bahrain is] an innovative gem of a paperback that will truly open your eyes to what there is to discover on the island. Buy it and keep it on you at all times. Trust us – it's worth it.”

    FACT Magazine, Bahrain


    “A pocketful of pleasures – Melissa van Maasdyk's just-released Streetsmart Bahrain guidebook (Streetsmart Publications) is invaluable.”

    The Australian, Sydney, Australia


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