Arguably Muscat's most popular mall, the Avenues comes with 150 shops, cinema, and large food court open until 1am at weekends. There's a children's entertainment area called Funtazmo, a bowling alley and gym. Free …
Amouage sells the most expensive (and exquisite) perfume in the world, produced from frankincense, musk and other exotic ingredients in premises near Rusayl. You’ll find the ultimate Arabian gift here or better stil…
A surprisingly comprehensive little souq located inside the Sabco Centre sells crafts (mostly from India and Iran), pashmina shawls and Omani headdresses. Bargaining is recommended, although prices are reasonable. T…
For guaranteed 'Made in Oman' crafts, try the Omani Heritage Gallery, a nonprofit organisation set up to encourage cottage industries through the sale of handicrafts. Prices are high, but so is the quality.
One of the few independent bookshops in Muscat, this Omani–run stalwart stocks a good selection of English-language titles on Oman, including Lonely Planet guidebooks, and a few bestsellers.
Selling prized Omani silver, this shop's exclusive contemporary jewellery and gift items are handcrafted in a workshop in Muscat.
For a regional gift with a difference, the chocolate dates from Bateel are world class.
For specialised camping equipment, try Ahmed Dawood Trading.
Stocks secondhand paperbacks with a great buy-back scheme.
A collection of shops and malls.