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Mutrah Souq, Muttrah

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Wander through the maze of scented alleys lined with colorful stores at Mutrah Souq, one of the oldest markets in the Middle East. Standing on the ancient trading route to China and India, the market played an important role in the development of the city. Originally built from palm leaves and mud, today it is covered by modern timber roofing. The market got its name--which refers to the darkness--from the narrow alleyways so tightly packed with stalls that they stop the sun's rays from getting in. The selection of goods ranges from household items and clothing to hookah pipes, perfumed oils, precious stones, and framed daggers. Don't worry if you get lost--you're bound to, especially if you're a first-timer--you can always refresh yourself with fruit juice or grab a bite of shawarma, a favorite regional dish. With our online itinerary creator, Muttrah attractions like Mutrah Souq can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • During our time in Muscat, my wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Mutrah Souq. Compared to other souqs I have visited in other countries, this souq was not as frantic and the local Omani appeared to.....  more
    During our time in Muscat, my wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Mutrah Souq. Compared to other souqs I have visited in other countries, this souq was not as frantic and the local Omani appeared to.....  more »
  • Very nice Omani traditional market, good for if your looking for souvenirs and omani luban, you will be harassed by some of the shopkeepers that try to gain your attention just ignore and do your... 
    Very nice Omani traditional market, good for if your looking for souvenirs and omani luban, you will be harassed by some of the shopkeepers that try to gain your attention just ignore and do your...  more »
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  • They say it's the oldest market but nowadays you won't find anything Omani here. All the shops are run by people from Bangladesh Or Pakistan Or India. All the stuff sold here comes from these countries or from China. You can get some different stuff like clothes, bags, perfume, antiques but nothing omani as such. Worth a visit of 1-2 hrs maximum.
  • Wonderful Bazaar with more jewelry shops than you can count. Great place to buy frankincense and receptacles to burn it. Also right off the harbour with lots of restaurants and other shops and a view of the Sultan's yacht.

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