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Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

There isn't much in the way of local crafts here, except for camels. However, there is an excellent shop in Dhahran that makes tables from old Saudi doors, frames tribal masks and has a superb collection of Saudi art. There is also the gold souk in Riyadh if that interests you. Additionally, one can buy designer abayas, which are more expensive than what you'll find in the souks, but are also exquisite and make having to wear one much more tolerable (enjoyable, even). - Oct 13, 2017
Carpets, some brass items, some pottery. Most of it is imported , thopugh, from more artistically inclined Muslim countries (Turkey, Iran, central Asia, Oman) - May 20, 2016
Tourist items, foods. - Nov 9, 2015
Carpets, some furniture. Unfortunately almost everything is made in India/Pakistan. - Oct 27, 2015
Saudi coffee and dates. Bateel dates are the best. - Oct 15, 2015
Designer labels are everywhere here. Rugs from Iran and Turkey. - Jan 23, 2015
Carpets, dates. - Sep 28, 2014
There isn't much in the way of local crafts here, except for camels. However, there is an excellent shop in Dhahran that makes tables from old Saudi doors, frames tribal masks and has a superb collection of Saudi art. There is also the gold souk if that interests you. Additionally, one can buy designer abayas, which are far more expensive than what you'll find in the souks, but are also exquisite and make having to wear one much more tolerable (enjoyable, even). - Mar 26, 2014
Head down to the souq. There are lots of hidden treasures! Also, since we have been here we have purchased a dining room table made from a very old Saudi door along with a sofa table made from a door panel. Who would have thought we would be buying furniture here!!?? - Dec 4, 2013
Nothing. - Oct 9, 2013
Nothing is made locally at all, though you can buy honey from Yemen, rugs from Iran and Afghanistan, and furniture from Pakistan, if you like. - Mar 17, 2013
Rugs, lamps. - Apr 7, 2011
Ain't much--not much of a culture here. - Mar 29, 2010
Carpets - Jan 18, 2010
Dates and date products. - Dec 29, 2009
There is very little Saudi culture, so everything you buy is Indian, Pakistani, etc. - Oct 21, 2008
Rugs, knives, East Indian handicrafts. - Aug 6, 2008