The region’s palm trees produce over half a million tonnes of dates each year. Dates and date confectionery is a great souvenir of your trip to Hofuf. You will also find many ornamental swords and daggers, as well as copper, brass and cloth items, but make sure you check your home country’s customs regulations, before you buy weapons.
For antiquities and brass products, such as traditional Arabian coffee pots, head for the Qaisariah Souq. A stroll through the bustling streets lined with traders will reveal high-quality cloth, traditional clothing, locally produced crafts and eastern perfumes. Haggling here is essential, to obtain the best prices.
For luxury goods and designer brands, the city's malls are hard to beat. The largest is Al Ahsa Mall, followed by Othaim Mall, which are home to international brands as well as Arabic ones. Most malls also have food courts offering a range of fast food and more traditional options. Indoor playgrounds and activities for children are usually available; making malls a great choice for families visiting Hofuf.