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Work at Sohar Souq completed

Dec 08, 2012

As part of the development plans for Sohar city, which is part of the heritage and the future of Oman, the construction works at the Sohar Historical Souq (market) project has been completed.

The project, worth 3.6 million rials, is located in Al Hejra on an area of 9,363sqmt. The design of the Souq follows the Omani architecture taken from the Omani heritage which can be seen in the Omani forts like Sohar fort. It is also influenced by Arab and Islamic architecture. The market, will cope with the latest economic, commercial and tourism developments in the area.

The main building of the market contains two floors. The first floor includes 26 shops and contains restaurants and an exhibition of the photos of the old souq.

The souq has four gates, which are the old gates of  Sohar Souq, the gate of the Bahri road, the western gate, Al Khour gate and Al Farda gate.