Shopping

Arts & Crafts in Sur

Naseem Sur Sale of Silver

Housed in the Global Village shopping centre near the clock tower at the entrance to Sur, this gift shop sells locally crafted items including Sur's famous miniature dhows. The large wooden dhows cost OR20; the smal…
Perfume in Muscat

Amouage

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…
Shopping Centre in Muscat

Sabco Centre

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…
Arts & Crafts in Salalah

Oman House Handicrafts

Hidden in the traditional souq ('Aswaq') in the middle of Salalah Gardens Mall, this craft shop is owned by an expert in the properties and production of frankincense, Dr Mohammed Al Mashani. He has researched the s…
Mall in Muscat

Oman Avenues Mall

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 …
Arts & Crafts in Muscat

Omani Heritage Gallery

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.
Books in Muscat

Family Bookshop

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.
Perfume in Sur

Al Haramain Perfumes

The elaborate bottles alone are temptation enough to enter the shop, and being daubed in exotic musk and ambergris is one of Arabia’s great experiences. Adjacent to the Ladies’ Souq.
Arts & Crafts in Wadi Bani Khalid

Oman Craftsman House

This shop in Sayh al Hayl, en route to the pools in Wadi Bani Khalid, sells some handmade pots and palm-woven goods – the closest thing to a souvenir in the region.
Books in Salalah

Family Bookshop

One of the very few bookshops selling English-language publications and maps. Located near the Clock Tower Roundabout at junction of Ar Robat and Al Matar Sts.