Shoppers flock to Habta Market after 2 year ban

Oman Saturday 30/April/2022 17:03 PM
By: Times News Service
Shoppers flock to Habta Market after 2 year ban

Muscat: Habta markets are back in the Sultanate of Oman after two years of ban. There is something for everybody ahead of Eid Al Fitr.

A Habta begins just after sunrise and traditionally lasts until 11 am on Ramadan 27 or 28, is an open market to display the various commodities that people need during Eid, including livestock of all kinds, clothing, accessories and children's toys.

Jalal Saif Al Dhouyani, photographer, went to Al-Rustaq Habta to document this collective gathering after two years of ban due to the precautionary measures that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic.

Shehab Al-Shandoudi from the Wilayat of ibri, Al Dhahira Governorate said: "The Habta Market witnessed a large presence of citizens and sellers who were happy with the return of this occasion and their normal activity of selling Eid supplies to shoppers. Everyone is happy with the return to normal life."