Souq Albalad

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In Arabia, locals can be found in the souqs, much like how Italians live in their piazzas. A must-see market is the Souq Albalad, one of the biggest in the nation, is located amid the wonderfully

restored old district. Losing yourself in the lanes, taking in the sounds, smelling the spices, and admiring the vibrant colors. The souks are a very sensual experience to wander around. It is the ideal approach to discovering a city or a nation. By connecting with the locals, you will learn about their customary goods.

It is a wonder due to its shimmering windows and illuminated galleries. Because of its timber ceiling, shopping is always cool and enjoyable, even on the warmest days of the year.


  • Explore the maze of alleyways lined with shops where more than 4000 artisans sell a range of things in the city’s marketplaces today, including spices, baskets, jewelry, and slippers.
  • According to the themes, the souq is divided into several shopping streets, such as Souq al Attarin(The Spice Souq), Souq-al-Qattanin(Cotton market). Souq al Lahhamin(Butcher’s market)
  • As you approach, the sound of Arabic conversation echoes through the narrow lanes of this covered market as vendors labor to unload dried limes, cardamom, saffron, and other aromatic herbs that have been photographed and stored in burlap sacks alongside nuts, henna kits, incense burners, and shishas.
  • What could be more enthralling than glittering gold and diamonds? Buying them, perhaps. Gold and precious stones can be found here in a variety of shapes and are open for trade.
  • The hand-spun pashminas are among the most popular things sold at the textile stalls, which are stocked with a variety of vibrant and patterned materials.
  • In addition to being a place to purchase traditional Arabic apparel, Taif's Souq Albalad is home to some of the city's best tailors, who provide clothes that are both reasonably priced and exquisitely made. Silks and cotton are offered for sale by the yard by the drapers in the souk.
  • Among other things, this is a place for leisure and recreation.
  • It is home to some of the city's most enduring culinary landmarks. Here, you can sample food from all over the world, and on holidays, festivals and special events are held everywhere. After finishing your shopping, get a mint tea and set up camp on one of the squares.
  • Poetry recital contests and art and artisan fairs continue to be a tradition in Souq Albalad. In the open air, storytellers, musicians, dancers, and animal trainers put on performances that add to Taif's mystical aura.
  • The souk is typically the cheapest location in the city to purchase common gifts, such as enormous glow-in-the-dark crucifixes, Arabic lutes, hookahs, and Judaica.

  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour 30 minutes

Address of Souq Albalad

Taif, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Souq Albalad

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