Ouguiya (UM)

Hassaniya (Arabic), French, Fula, Soninké, Wolof

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Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Nouakchott

Zein Art

A gallery curating the very best work from Mauritanian artists and craftspeople. Periodically hosts exhibitions themed around art and artists in the region.

Gifts & Souvenirs in Nouakchott

Marché Capitale

You'll find a bit of everything at Marché Capitale, including brass teapots, silver jewellery, traditional wooden boxes and colourful fabrics.

Jewellery in Nouakchott

Artisans Market

A handful of small shops line the street here selling wooden boxes with silver inlays, daggers and jewellery.