Bedouin Market

Lonely Planet review

Held at the southern edge of town near the main market (note that it’s signposted in Arabic and in English as the Souq al-Hamis), this fascinating market is a kaleidoscope of colour, smell and sound. Squeezing between the bleating goats, chicken cages and huge mounds of onions, while trying to manoeuvre through the crowds, is an experience itself. Bedouin arrive en masse for the occasion with veiled women trading silver, beadwork and embroidered dresses.