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Bab Al Bahrain souk could be made tourist-only

The Bahraini government is considering plans to turn the Bab Al Bahrain souk into a tourist-only area removing shops that are not 'tourist friendly,' Gulf Daily News has reported. According to Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) board member and small and medium enterprises committee chairman Khalaf Hejair, there is no need to have shops selling electronic goods and electrical appliances in the area, as tourists would not be looking to buy such items. "Instead, there should only be shops that sell items that are unique to Bahrain and what Bahrain is known for," Hejair told the daily.