Souk Al Zel

Souk Al Zel Despite the name’s meaning (which literally means a traditional type of carpets) this traditional open air market offers much more. Clothes, perfumes, antiques, collectables,
and traditional local furniture. In addition to experiencing a daily auction and a nice walk around its narrow historical

A treasure trove of traditional Eastern artefacts, the souk is one of the major tourist attractions in Riyadh. The word ‘zal’ means ‘carpet’ or ‘floor rug’, referring to the patterned textiles so central to Middle Eastern imagery. Inside the souk, merchants recline in chairs, chatting to one another across the tiled walkways.

 

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