The market where you can get any kind of goods is called ‘souk’ here and countries like China, Ceylon, India, and the Far East unloaded their wares at the souks. A stroll through one of the city’s bustling souks is an essential experience for both visitors and locals.

Dubai and Gold go together- perhaps why it’s popular as the “city of gold.” The Gold souk is a must see even if you have no intention of buying. Narrow streets are lined up with astonishing display in every shop window- ornaments made in 22 and 24 carat gold.
Here at Spice souk, you’ll find colourful sacks of spices like turmeric, chili, cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, cloves and also dried fruits, basmati rice, candid nuts, shisha, pottery and much more. Follow your nose (their heady aroma is tantalizing!) to the Spice souk is which is located next to the Gold souk.

Nizwa, Oman, (two hours away from Muscat along a good highway), lies on a plain surrounded by a thick palm oasis and some of Oman’s highest mountains. Walking around a Souq, soaking in the atmosphere is a must do. Traditional Arabian markets are still a crucial part of daily life and trade. Including everything from fresh fish to dates, hand-woven fabrics to silverware, you’ll find it all in Nizwa Souq. If you want to see what the old section of the Nizwa Souq looked like before, visit the East Souq; the stalls are intriguing with a mix of household products, spice, nuts, etc. Find a luxury Hotel Dubai to stay within easy reach such as Desert Palm PER AQUUM which will help you to explore the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty as well.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.