The oldest regonal fish market with history of more than 150 years old, and the largest where local fishermen come to sell up to 250 ton of fresh fish every day either to the big traders, or to the normal customers.
The maket is open every day, the big selling waves happen twice a day, in early morning, and shortly after the sunset.
Tons and Tons of fresh fishs sold in this maket, providing large supply of sea food to the locals, and the rest of the kingdom.
You will find more and more foreign workers replacing the locals in this market which reflects how low the profit margin in this old traditional market.
Personally, I know so many local fishermen who continue to go fishing, and selling in this old market, and they will continue to do so.
What to buy: All kind of Fish, shrimps and many others
What to pay: It differ from season to season, and the availability of each type of fisheries.
This market called Souk Alkhamees , which means Thursday Market. It opens weekly on Thur morning.
If you go in summer, try to be there before 8:00AM (sun is so hot). They open much earlier. If you go in winter, you may go even at 11:00AM. They close 11:30AM and sometimes at 12:30PM.
What to buy: There are small stuff made by hands. You can find stuff made from woven fronds and mud . Usually, these are sold by old women.
There is another section for a lot of kinds of birds.
What to pay: $2-15 per item. It depends how big is the item.
These are fresh fish. You have a wide range of selection from the many kinds. This picture shows you few kinds.
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What to buy: Fish
What to pay: $2 - $7 per kilo