Taif Balad Market

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Taif Balad Market is one of the oldest and most traditional markets in Saudi Arabia. It has a long and illustrious history dating back several centuries. The market's architecture showcases the traditional Arabian style, with narrow winding streets, stone buildings, and wooden doors, giving visitors a glimpse of the region's cultural heritage.

Taif Balad Market is known for offering a variety of local products and souvenirs, including traditional handicrafts, textiles, spices, perfumes, and locally produced honey. Taif is famous for its rose farms, and during the blooming season, which usually occurs in March and April, visitors can find an abundance of rose-related products, including rose water, rose oil, and rose-based perfumes.

The best time to visit Taif Balad Market is during the cooler months, from November to February when the weather is pleasant. However, for visitors interested in experiencing the famous rose season, plan your visit for March or April.

Things to do at Taif Balad Market

Shop for Traditional Handicrafts: Explore the market's narrow streets and discover a wide array of traditional handicrafts such as pottery, woven baskets, and handcrafted souvenirs.

Sample Local Cuisine: Indulge in the authentic flavors of Taif by trying local dishes and street food available in and around the market area.

Buy Rose Products: During the rose season (March to April), purchase rose water, rose oil, and rose-based perfumes made from the fragrant Taif roses.

Savor Arabian Sweets: Treat yourself to an assortment of Arabian sweets like baklava, kunafa, and basbousa, available in many sweet shops throughout the market.

Explore Traditional Perfume Shops: Taif is renowned for its perfumes. Visit perfume shops that offer a wide selection of enticing Arabian fragrances.

Photograph the Architecture: Capture the charm of the market's unique Arabian-style architecture, including the ancient buildings and ornate doorways.

Enjoy Tea and Dates: Take a break at one of the traditional tea houses and enjoy a cup of Arabic tea paired with the region's famous dates.

  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours

Address of Taif Balad Market

6653, 4786, Almantiqah Almarkaziyyah, Taif 26522, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Taif Balad Market

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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