The Daiso Japan store in Muscat Grand Mall (MGM) is huge and worth walking through if you happen to be in MGM with some time to kill. If you’ve never heard of “Daiso” you might like to check out their English website here. All items in the store are 700 baizas or about $1.80 US. When I enter a Daiso store, I always think about a similar chain of stores we have in Canada called “the Great Canadian Dollar Store“. It’s nice that they have informative posters like this in the shop letting you know that there are 2 other Daiso locations in Oman: Ruwi and Salalah. I wasn’t aware of the one in Salalah.
All kinds of interesting toys and gadgets in Daiso. I wrote a blogpost about the Daiso shop in Ruwi almost exactly 4 years ago (at that time items were 600 baizas) and this shop in MGM is much bigger. I was surprised to see that they even have computer items like ipod silicone jackets and LAN cables as you can see pictured here. Remember that items come and go and you can never be sure that the same item will be there on your next visit. They do this to encourage repeat visits. Daiso MGM opened up about 8 months ago in September of 2012. We bought several of these for our cooler for picnics, outings or camping. They usually have interesting and entertaining cartoons on most of their items. What Japanese store would be complete without Origami?! What do you think of Daiso stores? Are they full of cheap, useless junk or are these stores a lot of fun exploring?