Sunday, 29 Jan 2023
Shoppers flock to habta markets as Eid al Fitr nears

Shoppers flock to habta markets as Eid al Fitr nears

The Eid habta markets generally come up on the 24th day of Ramadan and continue till the 29th day. Several such markets have come up in the wilayats of Wadi Bani Khalid and Ibra in North Sharqiyah, the wilayat of Bausher in Muscat, Fanja in the wilayat of Bidbid in Dakhliyah.

Four such markets came up across Wadi Bani Khalid in the village of Khalidiya, Omq, Souq al Masaliha and Al Hawariya and continued till the the 27th day of Ramadan. Al Thabti village in Ibra began with the initial of the 3 habta markets in the wilayat, followed by Al Yahmadi on the 25th day of Ramadan and Al Safala on the 26th day of Ramadan.

The markets in the wilayat of Al Hamra and Nafaa in the wilayat of Bidbid came up on the 25th day of Ramadan.

On the 26th day of Ramadan, the habta markets have been held in the wilayats of Rustaq, Samail (Suroor), Sur, Wadi al Ma’awel, Bidiyah, Khabourah, and Al Mintarab in Bidiyah.

On the 27th day of Ramadan, the habta markets have been held in the wilayats of Jalaan Bani Bu Ali, Suwaiq, Bahla, Barka, Jalaan Bani Bu Hassan, Nakhal, Seeb, and the village of Al Wasel in the wilayat of Al Qabel. On the 28th day of Ramadan, the habta markets will be held in the wilayats of Al Kamil W’Al Wafi and Al Qabel.

Many folks flock to these markets to acquire livestock via auctions. Parents as well go to these markets with their kids to acquire toys, garments in addition to foodstuff to prepare standard Omani dishes and barbecue things.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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