With its narrow alleyways and tiny shops, Muttrah Souq offers shoppers a taste of traditional Omani life. Muttrah Souq quietly rivals other historical marketplaces around the world in terms of authenticity, but little was known about this important souq, until now.
Meet Maxine Burden, the Australian author and expat in Oman, who literally wrote the book on the history of Muttrah Souq with her book Throw Down the Anchor: The Story of Muttrah Souq. She spent years gathering stories and photos from local merchants, residents, and shoppers to bring this history to life.
In this episode of the Sultanate Maxine takes us on a tour of Oman’s main shopping center to show us what she finds unique. She also gives us a great overview on the history hidden behind the souq’s modern improvements.
So, join Maxine Burden and myself as we go on-location to one of the worlds last remaining traditional arabian souqs. Grab your headphones, sit back, and relax!
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