Shops are open from Saturday to Thursday from 9:30 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 21:00. Many private shops operate on their own schedule. Many purchases are well done in the markets, the best of which are in Damascus and Aleppo. In this case, of course, it is recommended to bargain.
In Syria, many valuable items are sold by local artisans from mother of pearl, wood, fabric, leather and silver. Local souvenirs: spices, silver and gold jewelry, wood products, silk scarves, national costumes, olive oil, sheep skins and sweets.
Unlike other countries, “duty free” stores in Syria are located everywhere, and not just at the airport. Any goods purchased in “duty free” must be removed from the country and used only outside of it. The goods in the store are usually packed, marked with the name of the buyer and delivered to the airport for departure of the flight, where they are handed over to the buyer. Continue reading
United Arab Emirates or simply the UAE – a state in southwest Asia in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula
Shopping in the Emirates is one of the best in the world. All European collections in Dubai cost 20-30% cheaper than in Moscow, as far as there are no taxes in the country.
Unconditional leaders among the emirates in the field of shopping – Dubai and Sharjah. The first option of shopping is shopping on shopping streets, where you need to bargain and in every possible way to show customer insight. The second way – visiting large shopping centers. The prices in them are somewhat higher, and there are less opportunities to bargain, but goods of higher quality, many specialized shops and stores of well-known world companies. Continue reading
From Jordan, you can bring Madaban wicker rugs, bottles of colored sand from Petra (they are best bought in Petra itself), souvenirs from the olive tree, ceramics and copper ware, jewelry, Bedouin jewelry made of black silver and much more. Jordanian cosmetics based on products from the Dead Sea is also very popular.
Unbelievable, but true: the traditional “Eastern” bargaining in Jordan is almost absent. Prices, if they drop, it is not much, and mostly Bedouin boys selling souvenirs in Petra. In shops and shops, sellers behave extremely cautiously and politely, but always with dignity: no one allows himself to grasp the sleeves and other attributes of Middle Eastern malls. Continue reading