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A visit to the souk It takes you on a journey into the past to experience shopping in markets as it was before the start of the oil era

A visit to Khorfakkan is not complete without visiting the old market (Souk Sharq), which has been restores in the same style as the original market. A visit to the souk It takes you on a journey into the past to experience shopping in markets as it was before the start of the oil era. As you wander through its halls, ancient scents and heritage sights will transport you.

A visit to the covered market and the Traditional Craft’s Museum, allows visitors to delve deeper into the history of Khorfakkan, with a number of sections devoted to displaying heritage arts and crafts, including: the jeweller, the market stall, the tailor, baker, maritime heritage, carpentry, the pantry, the maleh (room for curing salt fish), the coffee, the tawash (pearl merchant), traditional medicine, the blacksmith and the metalsmith, the mudbasa (date molasses processing room) , and the mutawa (religious leader). These crafts reflect different professions and introduce visitors to the skills of long ago inhabitants in dealing with the raw materials of the local environment.

Visitors can purchase heritage arts and crafts and handmade souvenirs of the region while enjoying a wander through the authentic historical atmosphere, and sample delicious dishes and drinks in one of the many restaurants and cafes scattered outside the market.

Souk Sharq
Souk Sharq
Souk Sharq

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