Exploring the Labyrinth of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Exploring the Labyrinth of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

It would be easy to spend a whole day in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, wandering around the winding streets, drinking coffee, and haggling for goods, just as people have been doing for centuries past. Historically a stop upon the famous Silk Route between Europe and...
Abu Dhabi’s Central Market: a souk with a modern twist

Abu Dhabi’s Central Market: a souk with a modern twist

A souk has stood on the site of the Abu Dhabi Central Market, close to the Corniche, ever since the city was first developed in the 1970s, making it one of the oldest locations in the young and vibrant Emirati capital. For over 30 years it was the main centre for...
Muttrah and its Souk: A Traditional Market in Muscat, Oman

Muttrah and its Souk: A Traditional Market in Muscat, Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is becoming more popular as a holiday destination but it is still relatively undeveloped for tourists. A visit to the Muttrah area of Muscat, the country’s capital, and to its traditional souk, provides an opportunity to explore an unspoilt...