Almaigliah Souq, Riyadh

Almaigliah Souq, Riyadh

Almaigliah Souq, also known as Souq Al Zal and Al Zal Market, is one of the oldest and most traditional markets in Riyadh. Located in the heart of the city, this bustling market is renowned for its wide variety of goods and its representation of authentic Arabian culture.

As you walk through the narrow alleyways of Almaigliah Souq, you are transported back in time. The souq retains a distinctly traditional ambiance, with vendors selling a vast array of items ranging from antique artifacts, traditional garments, and jewelry to aromatic spices, perfumes, and local handicrafts.

A standout feature of the market is the array of traditional Saudi Arabian items, particularly the Najdi daggers (Janbiya), which are ornamental daggers historically worn by men in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the souq is well known for its offerings of traditional Arabian carpets, silverware, and local artisan crafts.

Visiting Almaigliah Souq is more than a shopping experience; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in Saudi culture and traditions. The souq is a vibrant, bustling hub where locals and tourists alike can observe the traditional way of life, haggle over goods, and savor the rich flavors and fragrances that permeate the market.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Riyadh. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Almaigliah Souq on Map

Sight Name: Almaigliah Souq
Sight Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (See walking tours in Riyadh)
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Create Your Own Walk in Riyadh

Create Your Own Walk in Riyadh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Riyadh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Riyadh Introduction Walking Tour

Riyadh Introduction Walking Tour

Wise men say that the beauty of a city is not defined only by its length, width, and the grandness of its buildings, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. Indeed, whoever envisioned today's Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh – poetically described as the place "where the sands meet skyscrapers," – must have dreamed big and wide!

The stark contrast...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles