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…
For a regional gift with a difference, the chocolate dates from Bateel are world class.
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.
Stocks secondhand paperbacks with a great buy-back scheme.
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.
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…
Includes a wide range of topical publications.
Selling prized Omani silver, this shop's exclusive contemporary jewellery and gift items are handcrafted in a workshop in Muscat.
Muscat's newest mall comes with 150 shops, a large food court open until 1am at weekends, Funtazmo World with a rollercoaster planned for 2016 and a kids zone for the under sixes. Oman's first international gym and …
For specialised camping equipment, try Ahmed Dawood Trading.