Great Remembrancers to Buy in Morocco Part 2

Continuing from our previous post…….
Read the previous post here.

Moroccan Tea Set

Drinking the tea in Morocco is a favorite pastime, due to this, market has a variety of silver plated tea sets. It can be found in any major city and surely buy a set of at least four tea glasses. This set will be heavy so, buy it at the end of your journey. In your home, keep it clean on the regular basis only with a silver cloth to remain its shine same as before.

Moroccan Tea Set

Moroccan Tea Set
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Edible Items

Many edible items are available in the market areas of Morocco. Some of the special and popular items are spices, nuts, herbs, olives and Moroccan sweets. To buy all the edibles, you must keep any local person or a guide who takes you to the right shop to purchase the right item. The items should be approved by the food agency of the country.

Moroccan sweets

Moroccan Sweets
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Belly Dance Costumes

Belly Dance Costume is a perfect concomitant to a Moroccan music CD. It can be purchased from Fna market. You can also purchase a thin belt that is worn around the hip with jeans or can buy the belt with faux coins sewn into it that jingles when you move around. So, purchasing this is really a memoir to everyone visiting this country.

Belly Dance Costumes

Belly Dance Costume
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Leather

Leather from tanneries is one of the popular items that can be bought from the Fez. You can also visit the tanneries where leather is treated perfectly and dyed in traditional fashion. You can purchase traditional leather Moroccan slippers, purse or a chic, pure leather jacket, etc. You can also order products according to you in Fez and they will make it.

Leather products in Fes

Leather products in Fes
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Thus, traveling and purchasing the items in Morocco is a lifetime experience and the remembrancers always reminds you of the amazing trip.

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Great Remembrancers to Buy in Morocco Part 1

Morocco, one of the most westerly located North African countries is popular for holiday among the globe trotters. It is an amalgam of many cities. All the cities together make a unique country known as Morocco. From the whirling souks and grand palaces to the extensive space and confinement of the legendary Sahara Desert offers an unsurpassed experience. Besides this, shopping is another extravaganza for the visitors that make the trip memorable. Variety of shopping materials like crafts, arts, antiques, clothes, carpets, etc. available in different areas of the country that tempts the travelers to head home with an extra suitcase. For this, one must have knowledge of what to buy and from where to buy. Below are some of the famous items that you can buy as token of your trip in Morocco.

Carpets

Morocco is popular for its carpets. There are mainly two types of carpets here namely the Urban and Berber type carpets. Urban carpets are probably the common one made in and around the capital city of Rabat. These carpets are famous all across the globe. Thick pile weave, intricate borders, etc. often decorate around it carefully with geometric designs. To buy urban carpets, two best cities are Rabat and Fez.

Carpet Souk in Fes

Carpet Souk in Fez
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On the other hand, Berber carpets are made in rural areas of the country. It is available in various designs as each tribe and region has its own style. For women, it has been an occupation for a long time. These carpets are thinner than urban carpets. They also make beautiful wall hangings. They are available throughout Morocco but the best place to but them is in Marrakesh city. Marrakesh is an important city to go to while visiting Morocco for tourism. The benefit of this occupation is that a larger portion of the profits goes directly to the workers.

Berber Carpet

Berber Carpet Design
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Inlaid Wood

Essaouira is one of the best places to buy this wood and its products. The wood and wood product can be found throughout the country but purchasing through the Essaouira is the best one. Antiques made from this wood include wooden boxes, vases, chess sets and many more. You can purchase the gorgeous tabletops and other furniture items.

Inlaid Wood

Inlaid Wood Products in wood souks
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Silver jewelry

Morocco is popular for its best silver jewelry located in and around Southern Morocco. Tiznit is also a place of the country from where one can buy the best silver jewelry. It has dozens of shops that are dedicated to jewelry. From simple earrings with natural stone to complex Berber tribal jewelry sets. Bracelets, bangles, rings, etc. can be purchased from there.

Silver jewelry

Silver Bracelets & Bangles
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Pottery

Fez is also popular for the traditional pottery services. Plates, bowls, serving dishes and cups are all there that designed elegantly. Buy the pottery item but before it check surely that you should carry it home with a great care. Potteries are cheaper in an outdoor shop rather than in an indoor tourist shop.

Pottery

Safi Pottery District Morocco
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Stay tuned for the next post in our two-post series of Great Remembrancers to Buy in Morocco.

5 Ultimate Shopping hotspots in Dubai

Shopping is the only thing through which people especially women get rid of the tensions and if they get the thing that they want, then it’s a jewel for them. There are many shopping centers located in different corners of the world. Dubai is one of the best shopping center places of the world that attracts a large number of crowds. Dubai is very well known for its tallest, largest, longest structures, so, many people visit this place every year. From traditional to cosmopolitan, it has something for everyone. Gold and Spice markets, Mega-Malls, high end designer brand stores entice the people at a great instant that they do not stop themselves by going there. They purchase different items from different places. Some of the popular shopping centers are given below.

5. Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates-Dubai

Mall of the Emirates
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This opulent shopping center is one of the city’s largest and most beautiful mall. Polished marble floors, spacious avenues and stunning skylight that traverses through the windows make it gracious all over the city. The Mall of the Emirates blusters the best selection of shops with many elegant stores, fantastic accessory stores, cosmetics markets, bookshop, cinemas, art galleries, restaurants, etc. Everything is available under one roof. So, one can enjoy there to the fullest and can do shopping at a large scale.

4. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall-Dubai

Ibn Battuta Mall Gate
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The Ibn Battuta Mall is located far from the town. It is uniquely designed to revere the travels of the popular Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta. It is a combination of six malls. All the malls have different themes like China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalucia. There are 275 retailers, 50 restaurants, 21 cinemas and 4,500 parking spaces. It has enough shops that you find in the whole Dubai. This thing makes it special and visited by a large number of tourists. Since it opened, it has been consistently busy. One of the main attractions is the exhibition place of Ibn Battuta. Its stunning architecture amazed the visitors very much.

3. Deira Mall

Deira Mall-Dubai

Deira Mall

Deira Mall is also one of the popular shopping centers in Dubai. It is located within a span of 1,300,000 square feet of area and have 340 shops in it. It consists of four floors of parking with 2000 car parking space. It was the largest mall prior to the foundation of Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall. It has multiplexes, food courts, hotels, kids zone, eatery places, etc. This mall attracts over 20 million visitors in a year from across the globe.

2. Gold Souks

Gold Souks-Dubai

Entrance to Gold Souk in Dubai Mall
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Gold Souks are the only things for which Dubai was historically famous for. It is a traditional market in Dubai and located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial business district Deira. Around 300 retailers are there that trade exclusively in jewelry. Gold Souk retailers include both the high-level stores like Damas, ARY Jewelery, Shyam Jewelry as well as the smaller ones that operate only in the gold. Approximately, 10 tons of gold are present there at any time. As Dubai has the largest gold market so, many countries trade with it in terms of gold.

1. Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall Indoor

The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world in terms of area and is home to all the major fashion brands of the world. It is a part of Burj Khalifa complex and contains around 1200 shops. It contains high as well as mid fashion retail outlets that attracts visitors from across the globe. In short, one can say that all the luxury brands can be found in Dubai only in the Dubai Mall. It is an impressive place that surely makes anyone speechless after visiting that.

So, shopping in Dubai becomes fun now-a-days and more fun when it is done at night as the locals also go out to shop there. Even you do not want to do shopping then, you can enjoy watching the people shopping there. This directly displays that rivaling in the street till late night and hitting the pillow late is one of the best moments of the tour. One has to visit Dubai during the Shopping Festival, i.e. between January – February as the city expand its markets widely.

Hong Kong for Ultimate Holiday Experience

Let Hong Kong attractions make your holiday more remarkable. So, set Hong Kong as your next tour destination and experience the days at this magnificent city. Hong Kong, the gorgeous city of China has no explanation. Any kind of presentation about the city will be inadequate until or unless one never watches its spellbinding attractions with open-eyes. The great combination of new and old styled eye-catching infrastructure, intoxicating surrounding and the wide-spread exhilarating attractions add more excitement in your Hong Kong holiday. It could be the best holiday destination for those who wish to spend quality of time with their darling, family or friends. Most of the people think that getting a tour package to Hong Kong or go by their own would be very expensive, but by gaining suitable knowledge about it one can also move round the city even at cheap price.

Hong Kong

 

Here, are some of the biggest attractions of this worldwide famous tourist destination:

Ocean Park

This most famous attraction of the city is located on the South of Hong Kong Island. The park has six main areas to visit such as Marine Land, Lowland Gardens, Kids World, Bird Paradise, Headland Rides and Adventure Land. These captions will give you some splendid ideas about what to do or what should one expect after visiting these areas. The beauty and excitement of this marine life theme park not only attracts the kids, but also its appealing adventurous features even lure the elder one as well.

Victoria Peak

If there is any place from where the panoramic view of the entire city can be captured then it is Victoria Peak. It shows the finest harbor view, which tourists can visit by climbing on this famous vintage point. Visit to Victoria Peak always engaged with savor of its delicious dining options that ranges from casual to classy. These all budgeted palates give the most authentic taste of Chinese cuisines. Reach the place before sundown to watch the varicolored brilliance of city lights.

Ten Thousand Buddha’s Monastery

This most precious monastery is located in Sha Tin New Territories on the hill. The site consists of five beautiful temples, four pavilions and one pagoda. The concrete 430 steps of uphill is very challenging that slowly drives you to this religious place. Gold painted ten thousand Buddha’s statues are beautifully positioned on the entire areas which are unlike from each others.

Disneyland

Come out from the T.V shows and make your dream fulfill, visit Disneyland. Both kids and adults are mostly frequented at this place from all over world to spend some time at this place. Hong Kong holiday package gives you the opportunity to see the inimitable sense of Chinese culture by driving at this incredible place. Accompany of Mickey Mouse and Disney friends will let you feel about this fantastic world of magic. Its delicious Chinese and Asian foods are very famous and those lure many visitors and Disney fans.

Western Market

The four storied red colored Edwardian building serves as a great shopping center for tourists. This is the perfect place for picking up some rare memorabilia during your holidays in Hong Kong. The market is full of souvenir shops and curio sellers. Rare silks and other unique fabrics are also found over here.