Oman Podcast Sights Sultanate

Sultanate Ep 007: Muttrah Souq

August 5, 2016

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.

Maxine Burden, D. Michael, Muttrah Souq, SoukMeet 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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  • Reply Alia Ghulam August 9, 2016 at 1004

    This was such a lovely surprise and very well done D. I’m so happy you are doing this podcast! I’m going to put it on my fFB and send it to so many friends that have left. This Mutrah Souk is near and dear to me as Maxine is my friend and I edited the book! Congrats!

    • Reply D. Michael August 10, 2016 at 1255

      Thank you Alia for sharing this episode. Do subscribe so you have be notified when future episodes are published.And, good job on the book!

  • Reply Barbara Tippett August 9, 2016 at 2213

    I really enjoyed Maxine’s tour through the souq! Having been there, it was just so much fun to listen to the sounds and picture it again! Thanks! I look forward to future podcasts and emails. I enjoyed my visits to Oman so much, I hope to visit again, soon!! I really need this book!!

    • Reply D. Michael August 10, 2016 at 1253

      Thank you barbara. I am glad you enjoy the website. Yes, we need to get an online option soon, hopefully this episode gives the publishers incentive to make it more available.

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