Mutrah Souq

Mutrah Souq, Muscat Governorate: Address, Phone Number, Mutrah Souq Reviews: 4/5

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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,061 contributions
The oldest souq in Muscat
Jun 2021 • Solo
Mutrah Souq is the oldest souq is Muscat and it is the heart of trade. Most of the sections of the souq have been turned into tourist shops selling different types of things related to Omani history and culture. But still a large part of the souq is where the locals do their shopping. It's a very interesting place to spend some time to get to know the country and its cultural aspects.

I do not recommend to buy souvenirs here because the prices are inflated but visiting the place is a must in Muscat.
Written June 7, 2021
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Interesting and challenging site for photography
Nov 2019
As an amateur photographer I find these shops a real opportunity for interesting shots. Fascinating people and goods. From a practical point, they can be crowded and the light poor or artificial. This makes for difficult photography. Travel light. My DSLR with a zoom lens was ideal. Use ISO and white balance to adjust for lighting. Use the zoom to crop in-camera. Look around and take a lot of shots knowing you can prune at home. Lastly, be respectful of the people. Ps: we stopped here on a pre-covid pandemic cruise and feel fortunate to have made it a safe visit.
Written October 26, 2020
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Konstantia M
Piraeus, Greece1,409 contributions
An oriental bazaar
Jan 2020
A typical but beautifull old bazar of East! It is situated near corniche, in front of the sea and is big enough. You will find a lot of local things such as souvenirs, spices, parfums, jwells, candys as well as from other countries. We walk all the way to the end (outside from the souq where we found some small -very traditional shops, in a different way- which sell many things. The old ladies there were very friendly and helpfull! I loved them. The difference with the other souqs from other countries, is that here you can buy luban. Oman (and Lebannon too) is famous worldwide for the luban, which you can find it in different forms and smells. It is expensive, so ask in different shops and ask for a better price, after all you are in a bazaar! Do not miss it!! Also note that during the noon, most of the stores are closed.Finally, make sure that you will not visit the souq at the same time with the arrivall of a cruisership, the prices at this time is 3-4 higher!
Written May 7, 2020
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kombizz
usa4,831 contributions
Old Bazzar
Dec 2019
This is an old market with historical value. The shops brings almost everything from local Omani communities as well as imported goods from other countries to this market.
Written April 11, 2020
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Lyngbyvej
Brussels, Belgium242 contributions
Nothing special
Jan 2020
Unless I missed something, the Mutrah Souq could be located in any other town in this part of the world. You can find there a lot of cheap stuff from China and elsewhere. There are also some "local" souvenirs and items, but majority of them is not Oman-specific.
Obviously, you can buy there the usual "good stuff", such as spices or sweets, but all in all the souq is not worth adapting your itinerary.
Written March 25, 2020
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Sarah Aly
Muscat, Oman398 contributions
A unique Traditional Souq (Market)
Mar 2020
Matrah Souq one of the most beautiful places in Oman, tourists came here from everywhere.the unique combination in this place makes it a special, location in front of the sea so you enjoy the view, go for walking beside the sea smell sea salt everywhere, go fishing, take a cruise.
Many many shops there selling everything related to Omani cultures such as shoes, Luban, incense, spices, silver, and gold Jewellery it is the easiest way to have a souvenir.
you can visit the Museum and historical places nearby
When you feel hungry you will find a lot of oriented authenticate restaurants to taste the Arabic food

this place is highly recommended to visit and you will enjoy your time
Written March 11, 2020
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Mus
Toronto, Canada116 contributions
Beautiful and traditional market
Mar 2020 • Solo
A very traditional market and has everything, even for the locals. You can easily find souvenirs in there. Just maybe try to bargain because they’ll ask a very high price at the beginning. You’ll be asked to come inside the shop all the time, you can kindly decline the invite and enjoy the visit.
Written March 3, 2020
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MIG007
13 contributions
Typical bazar
Feb 2020
Great bazar feeling in every sense of the word. You can get just about anything and make sure you negotiate the price. Whatever the seller asks for, you should be able to settle for about 35-50% less!
If you dress accordingly (long pants, knees & shoulders covered) they see tat you are well educated and treat you differently. The more you are willing to walk away from a deal, the more likely you are to get a good price. Its defintiely worth the visit, preferably at the end of the day.
Written February 18, 2020
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drjsaleh
Manama, Bahrain3,689 contributions
Entertaining
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is the traditional souq of muscat, an old bazar. It has some resemblance to the bazars in Istanbul, Syria and Palestine.
Finding a space to park your car is an issue here.
The covered marker is full of small shops selling spices, local clothes, traditional souvenirs and more. You get also small traditional cafes.
Bargaining is a must here, so don't accept the given price.
Written February 17, 2020
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Peeter P
Mississauga, Canada887 contributions
Colourful visit
Jan 2020
The Mutrah Souq was our favourite compared to other countries in the region. Colourful, friendly, not overly pushy. Lots of variety of items, but not inexpensive.
Well worth the visit, just off the Corniche.
Written February 14, 2020
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