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“Fish Market, what fish market.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Fish Market

Fish Market
Dhow Harbour, Oman
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Oman
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“Fish Market, what fish market.”
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 it still happens this way, on the pavements of Al Khuwair, and the footpaths leading to the Crowne Plaza at the creek. Not he healthiest of situations but at least you have to prepare and cook them anyway. I believe a new fish market is being built, here's hoping the costs to rent a slab will be within the compass of the local fishermen.

Visited November 2011
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“Smelly but local!”
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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“Authenic!”
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!

Visited August 2012
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portsmouth
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“it is what it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

not for the faint hearted , but an excellent local experience, yes, it smells of fish, that may stay with you all day a great photo oppertunity, how to do fish the old way

Visited July 2012
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“a real fish-market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a working fish-market and the fish cannot get any fresher, be prepared to walk through blood and guts. The fish is bartered for, it's cheap,and you can ask a boy to immediately clean and prepare the fish ready for cooking

Visited December 2011
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