Visitors to Tunisia Pavilion in the Arab Neighborhood in Souk Okaz can take a pleasant journey through its different sections, which creatively depict the daily pulse of life in the streets, landmarks and markets of Tunisia, welcoming people with the taste of its cuisine, its artworks and distinctive products.
The Tunisian pavilion highlights the country’s distinctive architectural style, welcoming accents, fragrances and music. Visitors can look at and buy the famous Tunisian carpets, derived from the Berber heritage in various styles such as Margoum, Kilim, Zarbia and Bekhnouk. Visitors can also buy traditional footwear, made from a range of animal skins and embroidered with silk thread.
The amber and perfume corner captures the eye and the nose, with delicate scents of musk, amber and aromatic oils, including radish oil, castor, ginger, black seed, and flaxseed. Visitors can also see a range of carvings, including representations of the Kaaba, the Great Mosque of Mecca, and Tunisian monuments and art works. Visitors can also enjoy Tunisia’s popular cuisine, and experience its distinctive flavors, with dishes such as harissa, leblebi, frikasi and kafteji.
The Arab Neighborhood is being hosted in Souk Okaz for the first time this year as part of Taif Season, which is running throughout August, and aims to position Taif as the “Arab Summer Resort” destination.