Shopping in Saudi Arabia Ranges from traditional town centres or souks, to huge shopping malls. And given the climate and heat of the country, air-conditioned malls or hypermarkets certainly hold more appeal.
Shopping at Saudi Arabia’s modern shopping malls is an experience to cherish, with the country’s many shopping malls filled with numerous national and international brands. Jeddah – the Saudi Arabian port city, alone has over 90 modern shopping malls. The King Abdul Aziz Street is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Jeddah. The capital city of Riyadh and its main roads are always lined with endless shopping markets and souks. You will even find a few upscale shopping centres, which are solely reserved for women in Saudi Arabia.
If you are looking for a traditional shopping experience in Saudi Arabia, enjoy shopping in the country’s most popular souks, where you can find traditional Arabic carpets, silver and gold jewellery, traditional men’s and women’s dresses, shishas, wooden handicrafts, and other memorable souvenirs. Oriental eastern perfumes and high quality dates are something Saudi is famous is.
Please note that the sale of alcohol and pork in any form is banned in Saudi Arabia. In the afternoon or during the daily prayer time, all shops remain closed.
Shopping in Saudi Arabia Ranges from traditional town centres or souks, to huge shopping malls. And given the climate and heat of the country, air-conditioned malls or hypermarkets certainly hold more...