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Address: Al Bahi Road, Muttrah 131, Oman
Phone Number: 96895211444

Murtada A.K. Trading is a gallery,in Muttrah souq in Al Noor Market, that...

Murtada A.K. Trading is a gallery,in Muttrah souq in Al Noor Market, that comprises of the works of an Omani Artist namely Murtada Najwani. The gallery mainly consists of small sketches and calligraphy.

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Friendly, interesting gallery.

Living in Muscat, this hidden gem has provided a great place for family and friends visiting us to purchase a unique and individual piece of Arabic calligraphy. Murtada is a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Claire J
Muscat, Oman
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Calligraphy painting is the base .. those who loves painting may visit this .. you may admire the talent .. It is the only attraction in this spot .. I do not find any tourism value .. anyhow interesting for painting lovers ..

Thank oshylu
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of my favorite shop in the Mutrah Sooq. Very impressive calligraphic art works and paintings. Do visit

Thank Sanusc
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Living in Muscat, this hidden gem has provided a great place for family and friends visiting us to purchase a unique and individual piece of Arabic calligraphy. Murtada is a very charming and interesting man who spends time chatting and is clearly passionate about his work. He takes the time to understand your requirements and shares different ways to achieve... More 

1 Thank Claire J
Llangefni, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Fortunately my friend took us to visit Murtada on our last day in Oman. We were delighted to see his beautiful pictures and even more to watch him do some calligraphy and discuss his work. We shall definitely return on a future visit and would recommend others to visit him in the Muttrah Souk.

Thank duke032
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A friend took me this hidden inside the Muttrah Souq. He is an incredibly talented Arabic caligrapher & artist. Incredibly friendly, I had gifts done for my friend that he did not mind doing. I had a necklace made with my name in arabic. Very special.

2 Thank mlletxchef
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Murtada's shop is tucked away slightly off the main thoroughfare of the souk at a big circle tucked behind a T-shirt shop. I've been to the shop many times in the years I've resided in Oman. He's recently merged with the shop next door which is a textile shop. The shop has lamps and much of the usual knick knack... More 

Thank Dohadad
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On the recommendation of a friend, I visited this shop in search of some original art. I was not disappointed. From the friendly welcome and interesting conversation to the varied and unique pieces of art - it was all very special. Murtada took time to show us his various pieces of work and showed us some beautiful calligraphy, modestly explaining... More 

1 Thank ElsCJ
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

He's a lovely guy, gave me loads of design options for an arabic calligraphy necklace and could have it done in 2 days!

Thank Nialla G
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I always seek refuge in Murtada's shop when guiding friends and visitors to the old part of Muscat. Not only is he gracious, friendly, and welcoming, he is very knowledgeable about Omani history and culture and willing to take the time to talk to visitors, often offering tea and a story. For example, last time I was there, Murtada took... More 

Thank UptownGirl79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This store is a great place to find original unique artwork that makes the perfect gift or souvenir for any occasion! His calligraphy can be personalized and customized and is gorgeous! It is definitely worth the price and the service cannot be beat! Visit or you will regret it!

Thank Chflen

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