Oman is every shopaholic’s dream destination. With unique artifacts and art, a collector’s heart will be brimming with happiness in the souqs here. Be it frankincense or the Omani khanjar, read ahead to know where to find these treasures in Oman.
Shop-till-you-drop in Omani souqs
Sohar Handicrafts Souq
A port town, Sohar, is a centerpiece of rich Omani history. A capital city in the yesteryears, it is now one of the largest cities in the Al Batinah North Governorate in Oman. Built-in an Arab-Islamic architecture, the market spreads over 7000 square meters and is a handicrafts’ paradise. Stop and shop here for the best leather, ceramics, palm leaves, cotton and wool textiles, gold and silver, natural medicines, honey, and Omani halwa.
Muttrah Souq is one of the best things to do in the capital city of Muscat. This 200-year-old souq is one of the oldest souqs in the Arab world. The narrow alleyways that smell of paradisical frankincense, the hustle and bustle of the shoppers and shopkeepers and its extensive collection of the products make Muttrah souq one of the best souqs you will experience in your lifetime. Buy the best of jewelry, silverware, daggers, traditional clothes, cloth materials
Cozily located within the walls of the famous Nizwa Fort, this souq is a mixture of ancient and contemporary Omani architecture. Most of the stores here are family businesses. The stores mainly sell traditional and local Omani artifacts like the Omani khanjar, intricate silver crafts and jewelry, traditional clothes, pottery, and traditional food. Stop here to buy those souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Al Husn Souq
Located in the center of Salalah’s old neighborhoods, Al Husn souq enjoys immense popularity. The souq has a typical traditional aura which surfaces even in the handicrafts that are conventional in their design, shape, and function. Shop here for the Arabian perfumes, frankincense, and braziers
The biggest souq of the Ad Dahirah region, Ibri Souq is a vital center of economy and tourism. Built-in unique Islamic architecture, the souq has designated areas for gold and silver jewelry as well as for selling animals.
Immerse yourself in some retail therapy while in Oman.