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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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  • Muttrah Souq is located in Muscat governer, it's a type of traditional souq with magnificent interior omani design. Once you are in the souq the smell of luban and frankincense will take your breath....  more
    Muttrah Souq is located in Muscat governer, it's a type of traditional souq with magnificent interior omani design. Once you are in the souq the smell of luban and frankincense will take your breath....  more »
  • We have visited a few souqs in Oman but this one is the biggest and the best if you want to buy some souvenirs. It is of course possible to bargain. 
    We have visited a few souqs in Oman but this one is the biggest and the best if you want to buy some souvenirs. It is of course possible to bargain.  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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