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    Street by street shopping

    by toni28 Updated Feb 10, 2007

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    olaya st.

    Shopping is a way of living in riyadh from the souq to well known department store or the street by street shopping store.

    Olaya is the the main shopping street in riyadh stretching from prince abdul Aziz street in the north to the makkah highway in the south. You can find here much of international brand.

    for those serious shopper take note about your planning time as we know all shops were close for prayer times.

    What to buy: local to international brand

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    Accessorize: Ladies Accesories

    by toni28 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Accessorize store is familiar in UK also well know in middle east for ladies accessories as well as for young gilrs, you can find here everything you need to accessorize your style or outfit from top to toe like hats, bags, slippers, fancy jewelries and a lot more.

    As I can see ladies here are fashionable though they wore an abbaya all the time but they love accessories most of jewelries and they should be worn it when they have a special occasions like wedding, special gathering where girls get together.

    Accessorize has a large franchise store in riyadh located at the well known malls like, kingdom tower, faisahlia, khurais plaza, granada center, rimal and lots more.

    What to buy: accessories

    What to pay: affordable prices

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    Swighah - souq: commercial old DIRA

    by sjazeerah Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Swighah

    This lower-cost souq is used by locals (lower and middle class) and expatriates especially women. The souq provides all kinds of shops: clothes, toilettries, shoes, jewellery, carpets, souvenirs, food and drinks.
    Beloved by nurses.

    a MUST

    What to buy: colured Abayas or other latest courageous Abaya fashion for expatriates

    What to pay: app. 80-100 Rial for an Abaya

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    Carrefour: International Supermarket

    by toni28 Updated Feb 5, 2007

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    Carrefour is an international supermarket established in 1963 in Paris, maintains the top position in European mass retailing and the second worldwide in terms of revenue and sales figure.

    It is one of the well known hypermarket in KSA with lots of branches including the 3 branches here in Riyadh located at Granada center, Khurais road and Lemall,

    What to buy: Carrefour is one of my favorite supermarket I can find here all of our needs at a very low prices and quality goods like foods, clothing, homedecors,electronics, and lots more

    What to pay: affordable prices

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    Al Faisaliah Center: Faisaliahs

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    Al Faisaliah Center soars above the traffic-choked streets of Riyadh. The center, which includes a luxury hotel, mall and restaurants, was built by the Saudi Bin Laden Group, the huge construction company founded by the late father of Osama bin Laden.

    What to buy: Shops include: Harvey Nichols, Reebok, Bennetton, DKNY, Next.

    What to pay: Fixed prices, so more expensive than the souks

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    Kingdom Tower: Shopping Paradise

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    Kingdom Tower

    The Kingdom Centre was opened in 2001. It contains wedding chapels, conference rooms, restaurants, bars, shopping areas, social and family facilities and parking garages. The tower is occupied by a bank, a business club, a business centre and a 5 star hotel as well as offices and condominiums.
    The shopping centre has a special women-only shopping floor with female security, cleaners and shop attendants. You can even take off and check-in your abbeya at cloakrooms located inside. There is even a beauty salon (complete with gym and spa options) with a hair salon attached (the hairdressers are ex-pats).
    There are departments, optometrists, food chains, a grocery store, fashion and beauty store, jewellery shops, homeware stores, camera shops etc.

    What to buy: The One Store, down on the ground floor has some cool home accessories and a good supply of abstract greeting cards all at reasonable prices.
    There is a chocolatier's on the ground floor that has a wide variety of dates filled with different nougats and other fillings - and they're happy to let you taste-test.

    Kingdom has: Debenhams, Saks 5th Ave, Massimo Dutti, Marks & Spencers, Mango, Zara, Kodak, Nike, Starbucks, Espirit, Colours of Bennetton, La Senza, The Body Shop, McDonalds, KFC, Givenchy, Ninewest, Aldo etc.

    What to pay: Prices are set, depends whether you're after a haircut or Prada knickers.

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    Granada Center: Largest mall in riyadh

    by toni28 Updated Feb 9, 2007

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    Granada center is the largest mall i've ever seen here in riyadh it is 200,000 sq m with a 2 floor shopping facility (ground floor and 1st floor ), a mall where you can shop untill you drop, from local to International branded clothes, shoes perfumes beauty products are here.

    The largest stores you can be found here are the Debenhams,Paris Gallery and Etam.

    as a rule family is only allowed to enter on this mall.

    What to buy: as many as you can see

    What to pay: expect to spend lots of money here if you dont know how to control your self

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    Batha: Anything and Everything

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    looking down on batha from a pedestrian bridge

    Batha is the main souk area in Riyadh. The souk is covered and has many alleyways and different buildings.

    What to buy: Batha souk specialises in clothes, electrical appliances and household goods.
    But is also the place for finding cheap bargains of any imaginable artefact or appliance & where almost anything can be made to order.
    It comprises a maze of old buildings & stalls, many without air-conditioning & intersected by very narrow alleyways.

    What to pay: How much you pay depends on how good your bargaining skills are. There is always more than one shop selling the same things, so check around a few shops if you're not sure of prices.

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    Dira Souk: Gold Souk

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 4, 2003

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    jeweller at work

    I head straight for the gold and silver shops, there you can find gold, silver, precious stones, pearls etc.
    All of the shops will make to order, for very reasonable prices.
    Just past the jewellery shops, there are shops selling antiques, kilims, frankincense and Saudi clothes.
    There are alleys with shops selling means traditional clothing - leather slippers, thobes (long white shirts), gutras (headscarves) and igalls (coils), supplemented by furwas (thick coats) lined with fur.

    What to buy: You should definitely get some jewellery - either made or brought off the shelf.
    Two unique pieces found here in Saudi Arabia - get your name translated into arabic around a ring - looks really cool. And the same again on a necklace.

    What to pay: Gold and silver are sold by weight in Saudi Arabia, so always check the price per gram first. And ask for discount - start at 40% of the offered price.

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    material souk @ batha: material possessions

    by TomorrowsAngel Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    one of my mates bargaining for material

    There is a long alleyway with about 20 material shops and tailors along it.

    What to buy: You can buy any material. I buy cotton (expect to pay SR5 - SR12 per metre, depending on quality) and silk (SR180 for 4m sq.).

    What to pay: Go early in the morning for "best price"

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    Stradivarius: Chique and Unique

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Apr 30, 2007

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    Stradivarius - A spanish brand of clothing for women is dominating the Mid Eastern market esp here in Riyadh. The style, material and uniqueness of their designs is at par with Mango and Zara.

    They only make few pieces per design so you're assured that there are only few of you who will be wearing the same design :-)

    They have branches in Granda Center, Royal Mall and AL Faisaliyah

    What to buy: Tops, shoes, dress, shorts, bags, accessories etc

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    La Senza: La Senza

    by Cielo_Algaeed Written Apr 30, 2007

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    La Senza offers a wide range of sleep wear like lingerie and pajamas. They also have knit wear, undergarments, pillows, beauty products, home slippers etc.

    They have branches in major shopping malls.

    They usually go on sale every end of the month.

    What to buy: Pajama and top for SR 119

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    Oasis: Oasis

    by Cielo_Algaeed Written Apr 30, 2007

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    I got this only for SR50!

    Oasis is an English brand which caters to ladies wear and apparels including bags, shoes and accessories.

    Their items are bit upscale compared to other brand but the quality is really good.

    They have 2 branches her in Riyadh. One in Al Mamlakah and the other one in Granada Center.

    ** The tube tank top in the photo was originally SR 230 (60usd)and i was able to get it on sale at SR50 (13usd)

    What to buy: Expect to pay 90-100USD for pants.

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    Al Faissaliyyah tower: shop til you drop!

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Grand opening(google images)

    It is one of Riyadh`s tallest towers( 260 metres in height), containing 30 floors of office space, a 224-bed five-star hotel, residential accommodation, and a shopping mall.

    You will be dazzled!

    Just one note : single males are not allowed to enter the mall all the time,just check with the gaurd about the times you are allowed to go shopping there.

    What to buy: Everything,cloths,shoes,children stuff....anything you want it is there,the best thing is that Saudi Arabia does NOT have sales tax!

    What to pay: Big money!

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    Al Mamlakah(the kingdom): shoppping kingdom!

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Kingdom mall&hotel(google images)

    The Kingdom Centre, located in Riyadh's Olaya district and visible from virtually anywhere in the city, serves as the headquarters of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's international business interests.
    Al Mamlaka Mall is an upscale three-level retail complex.And it also has the Four season`s hotel.

    note again:
    single males are not allowed to enter the mall all the time,just check with the gurad about the times you are allowed to go shopping there.

    What to buy: Everything!

    What to pay: If you are a shopping freak,,you will go nuts there!,,,,i did:P

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