any: Suq Saad Gishra
Suq Saad Gishra is wellknown in Sudan as having a variety of goods , especially material and clothing. It has been in existence for a long time. Originally the shops were made of mud brick [teen[ , but then built with red bricks. One of the first to use this new building material was called Saad, hence the name.
The suq covers a large area and is easily reached by public transport.
What to buy: Material or clothes, but most things can be found there too.
What to pay: Reasonablenprices.
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Khartoum North Market: buying fruit and vegetables
The market has a fairly large number of stalls where all kinds of fruit and vegetables can be found. it is far cheaper to buy from the market than from the small shops scattered throughout town, though buying from carts that can sometimes be found may be even cheaper. the quality is always good. and late afternoon is usually even cheaper than in the morning.
meat and dry goods can also be found on the peripheries to the vegetable market.
What to buy: Fruit like mangoes, bananas, oranges, grapefruit , watermelons, and guavas are grown locally and prices vary according to the season.
Imported fruit like apples and grapes will be more expensive.
Vegetables also depend on season though the likes of potatoes , onions , aubergines, ladies fingers or okra [baamia]and carrots are now available all year round. Cabbages, lettuce, beans and peas are found in the winter.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are also available most of the year but are very cheap in winter.
What to pay: Probably a fraction of the price offered by small shops if you are a foreigner! If you know Arabic and are prepared to bargain the price can be half the usual price, especially if you buy in bulk.