Recently the Muscat Municipality opened the doors to the long awaited Muttrah Fish Souq, so I’m down here poking around and finding out what’s changed under the roof of this modern building. Has tradition and charm left when we tore down the old? Let’s find out!
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.
There are so many things one can buy at Muttrah Souq, some items are traditional, and some are just fun. Muttrah Souq has become a little touristy lately thanks to the large number of cruise ships that call into Mina Sultan Qaboos, but when compared to other great markets or bazaars of the world, it’s still very much serving the locals.