Over the last few decades the Middle East has rapidly become a great shopping destination as well as a major holiday destination for families, young people and even corporates from all over the world.
As a result the retail areas have boomed in some regions and Oman’s Muscat is no exception. It is one of the finest places in the region to go on a shopping expedition and one would find almost anything and everything here at a reasonable price.
There is a large number of retail malls and districts across the region. Some of the most famous malls are Al Sarooj, Al Araimi Zakher Shopping Mall, Al Harthy Complex, Capital Commercial Centre, City Plaza, Muscat City Centre, Qurum City Centre, Lulu Hypermarket, Sabco Centre and Jawharat A’ Shati.
These big establishments show that the city has come far from its old souks of the recent past. The new settings are as modern as any other similar settings in rest of the developed world and at these shops one can find anything ranging from furniture, handicrafts, local fare, clothes, shoes, accessories etc.
There are also facilities such as food courts, cinemas, restaurants, play areas to keep children entertained and many other facilities for the shoppers as well. Thus, especially for those who go on a retail therapy tour to one of these buildings can spend all day browsing through the diverse outlets and choosing their goods without the need to ever leave the premises and almost anything can be found in these places.
It is also wise to keep an eye out for sales and other promotions as most of these places have great bargains from time to time and weekly promotions of diverse types.
Those tourists who want to double up a shopping spree and a fun and a relaxing holiday can stay at a comfortable and luxurious Oman beach resort. For those on the lookout for an Oman Muscat hotel there is Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, which provide all modern comforts and amenities just like home. Shoppers and tourists who have a long and a tiring day exploring the city and shopping till they drop can be sure to come back to a welcoming setting when they stay at this hotel.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.