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Perfumes at Mutrah Souq, Oman - Oman

Perfumes at Mutrah Souq, Oman

Perfumes

There are shops selling perfumes in the various souqs in Oman, including the Mutrah Souq in Muscat. The perfume in Oman is very famous and you should buy some for yourself, family and friends. There is a large variety to choose from, and it can be placed in a traditional bottle to make it look very presentable. A small bottle will cost about 5-10 Omani rials depending on which type.

Theme: Gifts

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  • Written Mar 4, 2005
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Khanjars on sale, Oman - Oman

Khanjars on sale, Oman

Khanjar (traditional Arabic knife)

Many people in Oman still carry the Khanjar, especially in the rural areas where people are still very traditional. Khanjars are made of silver and a normal sized Khanjar will cost at least about US$100. If you cannot afford it, you can buy the minature Khanjars (also made from silver) at about US$15 each.

Theme: Antiques

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 4, 2005
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Famous pottery at Bahla, Oman - Oman

Famous pottery at Bahla, Oman

The famous traditional pottery at Bahla

One of the things you must buy from Oman is the traditional pottery in the town of Bahla if you are there. The design is very simple and beautiful, and the price is cheap. They have lots of stuff like vases, frankincense burners, candle holders etc etc. More information & photographs are at my VT Bahla page.

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 19, 2005
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A packet of dried sardine from Oman - Oman

A packet of dried sardine from Oman

Dried sardine

When you are visiting the fish markets in Oman, you should buy the dried small sardines back home. What you can do is fry them and they taste very delicious when fried. One packet costs about 1 Omani rial and they can be stored for very long.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 18, 2005
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A packet of frankincense & its burners from Oman - Oman

A packet of frankincense & its burners from Oman

Frankincense & its burner

Frankincense is a hard resin (comes in many grades) obtained from the bark of the Boswellia tree which only grows in southern part of Oman, Yemen and north-eastern part of Somalia. Throughout history, frankincense has been very precious and it was more valuable than gold in the past. Frankincense is famous for its nice aroma when burned with coal, and the Omanis use traditional frankincense burners (see photo) to burn it.

What to buy: Therefore, buying frankincense & its burner is a must when you are in Oman. You can obtain them for about 6-7 Omani rials.

Theme: Antiques

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 18, 2005
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