Best Traditional Souks in Oman

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Oman team

The Arabic word souq translates in English to market. Souqs are found in every major Omani town and are more than just a place to buy goods; souqs are important meeting points in communities, essential for trading information and getting the gossip.

The sensory experience of the hustle and bustle of an Omani souq is top of the list of things to do while in Oman and the perfect place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. Everything from spices, perfume, halwa, textiles or electronic goods are sold from traders whose livelihood depends on your custom. Get in there and prepare to haggle!