The souk has stalls selling food, local crafts, spices, jewellery and silver. Special purchases include basketwork, ebony, gold and silver and assorted handicrafts. Visitors must not buy cheetah skins: the killing of cheetahs is prohibited and they are a protected species under the World Wildlife Act.
Sat-Thurs 0800-1330 and 1730-2000.
Nightlife in Sudan
Sudan offers little in the way of nightlife. The best music is to be found at Sudanese weddings. Some entertainment can be found in Khartoum and Omdurman, with the national theatre, music hall, cinemas, open-air and hotel entertainment.