Shopping in Saddar (Self Guided), Karachi

Karachi is city with a variety of shopping locations, yet its true charm lies in the bazaars (marketplaces). Karachi's most populated shopping area is Saddar. Saddar contains a large number of diverse markets and shops where people can find anything.
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Shopping in Saddar Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Saddar
Guide Location: Pakistan » Karachi (See other walking tours in Karachi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: Cathy
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Co-Operative Market

1) Co-Operative Market

Co-Operative Market is one of the major marketplaces in Saddar. Co-Operative sells the most diverse goods, beginning with clothing and ending with electronics. Tourists may find a huge number of potential gifts, such as traditional souvenirs, rugs, and other culture related products of Pakistan.
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Zainab Market

2) Zainab Market

Zainab Market is one of the cheapest markets in Karachi. Zainab offers clothes, leather, and rugs. The goods are all fabricated in Pakistan for famous brands like Adidas, Nike, and Polo. Shoppers are welcome to bargain and could successfully reduce the price to as low as 40 percent.
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Abid Jewelers

3) Abid Jewelers

Abid Jewelers is a shop that provides a diverse selection of jewelery from precious metals such as diamonds and gems. Abid Jewelers was established by Haji Wali Muhammad in 1947. Pakistan is very popular namely for its finery, and Abid Jewelers is a fine example.

Operation hours: Monday-Saturday: 12 pm - 9:30 pm.
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Bohri Bazaar

4) Bohri Bazaar

Bohri Bazaar is a market named after the Bohra community and its catalog has something for everyone. Here you'll find everything from silver to jewelry, clothes, shoes, kitchenware, blankets, and even food. Bohri Bazaar is located near the campus of Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital.
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Empress Market

5) Empress Market (must see)

The Empress Market is a famous marketplace situated in the Saddar Town locality of Karachi. The market traces its origins to the British Raj era, when it was first constructed. Today, it is amongst the most popular and busy places for shopping in Karachi and reflects as one of the few historical spots of the city. Commodities sold in the Empress Market range from condiments, fruit, vegetables and meat to stationary material, textiles and pet shops. The Empress Market was constructed between 1884 and 1889 and was named to commemorate Queen Victoria, Empress of India. The building was arranged around a courtyard, 130 ft by 100 ft, with four galleries each 46 ft wide. The galleries provided accommodation for 280 shops and stall keepers; at the time of its construction it was one of only seven markets in Karachi.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 10 pm.

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Rainbow Centre

6) Rainbow Centre

Rainbow Centre is famous for its video entertainment and is perhaps one of the largest hubs of pirated CDs in the world. In 2000, it was estimated that more than half of the 350-400 shops housed in the Rainbow Centre were exclusively engaged in video piracy. Recently (2007-2009), bomb threats to the building have been attributed variously to the Taliban or to the commercial interests of the media piracy operations in the building.
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Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
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Travel Distance: 4.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km