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Address: Corniche, Oman
Phone Number: +968 9608 5601
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US$163.00*
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Arabian Shopping Trip and Souq Experience
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Maze of alleyways

Really lively area down by the port. Mostly selling clothes etc but there are some interesting spce and gold shops too. Worth a wander round the back and there are also other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Aylesbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really lively area down by the port. Mostly selling clothes etc but there are some interesting spce and gold shops too. Worth a wander round the back and there are also other streets off the beaten track. Some good coffee bars too.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on a cruise ship on a Friday (not a good day as everything shuts at midday) the Souk is an amazing labyrinth full of beautiful coloured materials, herbs, spices and jewellery. The shop keepers are very friendly, but not pushy! You could spend a couple of hours walking through the alleys looking at all the shops. I wish... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Souk is an amazing place. Take your time and talk to the shop keepers. Many speak english and love to practice. Check out the great variety of goods for sale. Be sure to go into the shops as they have much more to offer than what is showing on the outside. Plus most have air conditioning in their shops.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The souk is located near the Cornich. I specially liked the narrow corridors with lots of souvenir displays. If you like spices and some local products you will definitely find a wide variety here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a quick look around and have to say wasn't overly impressed. It was fairly quite and there was nothing magical / enchanting - all seemed rather fake and a tourist trap kind of area. Worth a quick look if you have time.

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Thank Gary J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like any other market, the place is busy and sells pretty much the same thing from shops to shops. We had a great time and bought a few nice souvenirs. Perhaps we paid slightly more but we like them and I would definitely recommend if you like your costume jewellery or little bits of silver. There are bargains to be... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just like every other market or souk in the world. Overcrowded with tourists selling goods made primarily in China and India, sold by Indian merchants at overinflated prices. For souvenir shopping I suppose it's okay, so long as you don't expect to find any luxury or fine goods or crafts made locally.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hardly changed in the last 25 years since our first visit , this is true Omani culture for browsers and buyers . You don't get hassled - no-means no , and is never resented , and if you wish to inspect but don't buy there is no grief. Check out the gold souk and spend a happy hour or two... More 

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Muttrah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went to the souq to buy gifts for our family. We were able to buy fridge magnets, scarf, clothes, bags, local perfumes, bakhour and even silver and gold items at a price much cheaper than those at the mall or the duty free. Just make sure to wear comfortable footwear. You also need to use your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before you go there> souk is open till 13:00 and again from 16:00. When I compared this souk with souk in Dubai, or Kapali Carsi in Istanbul, I was a little bit dissapointed. From reviews that I read before my trip to Oman, I tought it would be something great. Last authentic bazaar.....but, no. Same offers of pashmina, some oud... More 

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