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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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  • Visited the souq late afternoon/evening and was superised to see how vibrant and busy it was. We first visited Mutrah Souq in the 90's and it really hasn't changed. A real labyrinth to explore with a....  more
    Visited the souq late afternoon/evening and was superised to see how vibrant and busy it was. We first visited Mutrah Souq in the 90's and it really hasn't changed. A real labyrinth to explore with a....  more »
  • This Souq is a must when in Muscat. its very traditional and has so much history to see For day/night tours in Oman you can contract Khadija on +968 79102401 
    This Souq is a must when in Muscat. its very traditional and has so much history to see For day/night tours in Oman you can contract Khadija on +968 79102401  more »
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  • I saw considerable development in souq as I visited after a lo ng time
  • It's a local market with all the local shops and vendors. It's a beautiful location. You will find local crafts, ornaments, and clothes. You should be ready to negotiate when it comes to buying any product. Friendly shopkeepers, you must visit this place if you are in Muscat. This is a good place to experience local life.

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