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Some ideas of presents to bring back from Oman

Once you see the local crafts you are bound to buy something as a souvenir of this trip to Oman. While you are walking around the souks and markets you are sure to find lots of other ideas.


During your trip to Oman, you are bound to stroll through a market or a souk. The local crafts are renowned and before you go home you will probably find it difficult to resist buying a little souvenir to take back. And why should you resist? Whatever you decide, you will need to brush up your bargaining skills!

One of the classic local crafts is wood work. The furniture is superb but it's not always easy to see how you can transport it. The chests are wonderful and a must-have souvenir. Or, if you prefer carvings, then the ones of dhows are very beautiful. If you prefer other materials such as copper, for example, then you can find lovely statuettes,or pretty decorative jugs.

You can buy jewellery at very reasonable prices but it's not always easy to find gold and silver items that are to western tastes.

The real star of souvenirs is a kandjar. It is a traditional curved dagger that is often made of silver. There is also attractive pottery and fabric.

In Oman

Some other ideas

If you have had enough of crafts but still want to take back something original then why not buy some incense? You can find it everywhere.

If you love food there are lots of spices, dates and delicious pastries.

A shisha can be a bit bulky but it is the classic souvenir which lots of tourists love.

Both men's and women's clothes are often very beautiful, but think first about whether you will really want to wear them once you are home.

And finally, you are in a place that is world-famous for its perfumes.

David Debrincat
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Updated 24 November 2015
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