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10 Reasons Why Riyadhis Absolutely Love Taiba Market

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By Reina Vidad Tejano

Let’s forget the mega malls of Riyadh for one minute and imagine the days when they didn’t exist. A simpler time devoid of retail brand names and fast food junctions; a time where all the needs of a common Saudi family could be found in a traditional souk (the Arabic term for market).


Here are 10 reasons why Riyadhis absolutely love Taiba market.

1. Cause it carries a traditional flair to it.

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2. And it’s one of the oldest souks in the city.

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3. From spices to fragrances, household items and furniture, thobes and abayas, toys and trinkets, you name it. Taiba Market has it all!

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4. Plus bargaining is so much fun at Taiba market.

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5. And it has something for men as well.

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6. Have we mentioned how huge it is!

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7. Almost everything you need could be found there.

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8. But we do hate it when we get lost in it.

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9. And can’t find the shop that we came there for.

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10. But we still manage to shop till we drop by the time we leave it.

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