Popular shopping in Khartoum, Sudan!
Purchases are made for personal and household needs. Khartoum has many places to shop. Most purchases are made in local markets. But foreigners who come to the city prefer brand stores and international shopping malls. Khartoum is well connected by roads and you can easily move to different malls to buy the items you need. They have a better option for quality and prices. Those who take cheap flights to Khartoum can go for low-cost shopping. Anyone can find what they want. Its most popular shopping centers are;
Al Souq Al-Afranjee: It is a European-style shopping center where both foreigners and locals frequently come to buy items of different brands. It is full of shops selling foreign home appliances, foreign trade agents, and airline offices. Foreigners taking flights to Khartoum come here to buy quality items at reasonable prices. The special items that are sold in this place are; gold and silver jewelry, beads and local crafts.
Afra Mall: It is the first mall in Sudan. It houses many department stores, a hypermarket hypermarket, 3 movie theaters, food court, internet cafe, pool tables, bowling alley and a children’s play area. It is a mega shopping center with an area of 30,000 m². It is located in Arkawet, less than 2 miles from Khartoum International Airport. Due to its location, it is easily accessible for travelers arriving in the city by taking flights to Khartoum. From fresh food to toys, clothes, TVs and appliances, Afra has everything to attract shoppers. It also houses a magnificent restaurant with music.
Souq Omdurman: It is the oldest market in Khartoum. One can find almost anything from handicrafts to clothing, shoes, and kitchen items. It’s also the place to find local crafts and souvenirs, as well as meat and grocery stalls. Prices are generally low here. Locals in general and foreign visitors in particular take flights to Khartoum. Sudan is keen to shop for long alleyways of artisan goods, including gold and silver jewelry, African beads, and copper and leather goods.
Khartoum Bahri: It is the commercial area of the Three Cities. It has a large market where you can find everything. Its market is interesting enough to take a look at the Sudanese economy. Those who take flights to Khartoum from the UK and other parts of the world go there not only for shopping, but also to spend time taking a walk. It is a good recreation area.