Zainab Market and Bun Kebabs
Zainab Market is a well-known market among locals. Both western and Pakistani clothes are found here. One can find many export leftovers for a bargained price. The market is also well known for handicrafts and knick-knacks from all the over the country, ranging from carpets to marble, wood carvings and silverware. After a day of shopping and bargaining at Zainab Market, do stop by at one of the many roadside stalls along the outskirts of the market for a bun kebab — a hot chargrilled meat or potato patty with lettuce, tomato and some sweet sauces — to drive away the tiredness.
Zainab Market, Abdullah Haroon Rd, Karachi, Pakistan, +92 21 35653479
Don’t feel like having dinner on land? Head to Keamari Port and have a seafood dinner cooked on a sailboat. As the boat sails into the Arabian Sea, the chefs onboard will cook, in a traditional way, a mouthwatering meal of lobsters, crabs, fishes and prawns. You can find out more about crabbing in Karachi here.
Mohatta Palace Museum
Built in 1927, Mohatta Palace was originally a summer home for the Hindu businessman Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta. However, after the subcontinent’s partition, he left Karachi for India, and the building was acquired by the Pakistani government. The palace, which was built out of pink Jodhpur stone and a local yellow stone from Gizri, is now an art museum. When exiting the museum, be sure not to miss the Victorian-era statues that can still be found there.
Mohatta Palace Museum, 7 Hatim Alvi Road, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan, +92 21 35837669
Camel Riding at Clifton Beach
There is no way that you can lie on the sand at Clifton Beach, unlike most beaches around the world. The shore is full of camels, horses and four-wheeled buggies zooming around. Do make sure to go on a camel ride, which lasts about ten minutes and is inexpensive. The camels are fully decked out with colorful and traditional Pakistani materials. Remember to hold on tight as the camel stands up before the ride!
Clifton beach, Karachi, Pakistan