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Fish Market

Dhow Harbour, Oman
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Specialty Shops
Traveler Description: Very nice to visit!  It looks as if this way of dealing fish has been there for many, many years. Not very sophisticated or hygenic (to Western... more »
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Bangkok, Thailand
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whilst visiting the capital city of Oman, Muscat, we wanted to see something authentic and headed to the Mutrah Fish Market. Adjacent to it a new and larger market is being built and I do not think it will have the charm of this small market yet lively early in the morning. Would recommend a visit whilst visiting Mutrah.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I walked around to see all the vendors displaying all their fish for sale. I saw so many types of fish, and watched some of the vendors cutting the fish for customers. Be careful when you are walking to not trip on the small puddles of water.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I got up early to visit the fish market and get some fascinating photographs. My taxi driver told me on arrival that during Ramadan the early morning trade is slower with more activity in the afternoon. Nethertheless at 7.30am there was enough activity to take in our this market operates. Small boats arrive at the dock and within minutes their... More

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We loved wandering among the stalls to see what was available and how the market operated. The sellers were very friendly and happy to answer questions and allow photos (but ask first) We didnt go first thing in the morning, it would be much busier then, but we were surprised at the types of seafood for sale including a stack... More

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Swansea Wales
18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

So many fish! If you are lucky you will see a hammerhead shark amongst others. All dispayed in such clean surroundings - a fascinating visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I enjoy the different fish being offered and to experience a daily market. I disliked the smell some times

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Muscat, Oman
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Tons of selection but get here early, it's packed out by 10:00 a.m. and you won't get parking. It's close to everything so make a day out of it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

If market means selling fish off the floor then this is the place. Modern items such as hygenic marble slabs that can be washed down are not always favoured by the fishermen who cannot afford such expenses, therfore their catch is placed on the floor and sold from there. Photgraphically it harks back to earlier days, and in some suburbs... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Hardly any white faces down here so be prepared to be stared at, especially if you are a woman. We saw lots of smiley local's down here and some who werent so pleased to see us. Very Muscat. Very very smelly too!

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Shelby, North Carolina
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

You can see the boats coming in, the fish spread out in the floor and in tubs, and people buying a large variety.of fish for their families. There was a large shark lying on the floor as I entered the building. This was truly unique!

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