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One of the best-preserved heritage in Hofuf.

Its architecture reflects the cultural elements of the older generations where you can shop for... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Dwin C
Oldest Souq in Al Ahsa region

This place still maintain the same historic view. Must visited place in Hofuf city. Located in... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Mohamed Ricshan A
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“al ahsa” (6 reviews)
“old market” (2 reviews)
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King Abdul Aziz, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Its architecture reflects the cultural elements of the older generations where you can shop for numerous items and dine in an old restaurant at the back.

1  Thank Dwin C
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This place still maintain the same historic view. Must visited place in Hofuf city. Located in hofuf city center

1  Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

As others have said, this is a very small souq, and it will only take you half an hour or so to look around. However, if you're tired of the same old shopping malls, and want a taste of what shopping used to be like...More

1  Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Downtown in Al Hofuf city-AlHasa District . Renovated recently,containing varieties of goods ( clothes, food, herbal products, handcrafts etc.) Best time to explore around 4-10 pm.....Do not go in thursday & friday.....over crowded & higher prices . Do not buy any items till u go...More

3  Thank labeeb959
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is where you shop for old school Arabian goods, including sticks to clean your teeth instead of a toothbrush and fresh roasted coffee. It's a rebuilt version of the original Turkish arcade that grew up around the mud fort in the center of town,...More

Thank Lester G
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in Hofuf in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia, then you should take some time to visit the Qaisariah Souq. It’s full of traditional items and makes you feel like your stepping back into the past.

Thank tacomaboywa
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Located in the center of Al-Hasa close to Ibrahim palace and the oldest bazar market in Al-Hasa. This souq is very old place for traders along ages ,recently it has been restored as the old souq was completely destroyed by a huge fire. Most common...More

97  Thank Mulhimaam
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This souq is located in the eastern region city of Hofuf, in Al Ahsa governorate. Let's start with the good: the souq is centrally located and is not difficult to find. It is nice to see a "traditional" souq (even if it is a recreation)...More

3  Thank Gringombiano
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have tried to visit this souq earlier, but then it has been closed so I was happy to see it open this time. But compared to other souqs in the region I did not find it very exciting, because they sell mostly spices, clothes...More

1  Thank Ingeborg56
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

OK this is not the Grand Bazar of Istanbul but at least it's an attempt to make a market a little like they used to be before the rush to modernize (i.e., destroy) anything traditional in KSA. I think if you are down by the...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
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cspudic
20 June 2016|
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Response from Adnan-Almuslem | Reviewed this property |
During day time only some shops are open, however, during night from 8 pm all shoppes are open to 2 am.
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