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Old Muttrah Souk

Corniche, Oman
+968 9608 5601
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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
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Corniche, Oman
+968 9608 5601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like I was in India again. Lot of the same stuff. We have been in so many souks around the world and this one just did not impress. Too much of the same ordinary stuff. We were not shopping for anything so maybe...More

Thank jackjump
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great Souk. Prices were normal and not crazy exaggerated for tourists. You could bargain a bit and we bought rosewater, laps and frankincense. Note that the Frankincense from Oman is very special. I am not sure why but several people told me...More

Thank petraschnecke72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for mementos from Oman, this is a place to be. The place is clean, safe and huge, yet not much varieties among stores. The difference is the price that you need to bargain. Some mementos are fragile (made from glasses) so...More

Thank BWS66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very narrow streets with shops on sides. People are quite friendly and great for making deals and negotiating clothes, rugs, ornaments, etc.. A must when visiting Muscat. It’s unique with always something new ahead.

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

been in a number of souks over the years and this one ranks very highly - people very friendly, great for negotiating purchasing deals and next to Istanbul (which i think is the best in the world) I rate this as great to wander round...More

Thank paul r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is traditional place, narrow streets with shops on sides. Where you can buy traditional things like food, species, souvenirs, antiques ... Very nice architect

Thank Houssam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I consider this souk to be the must visit in Muscat. If you have time to visit only one attraction in Muscat, make this your choice without hesitation. It is unique and pleasurable. Spare enough time to explore the narrow passages and hidden corners. There...More

Thank TQ_Travel-Quest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best place in Muscat. Might be of interest to you if one wants to pick some souvenirs and do some odd shopping. All in all an average souk experience.

Thank Shruti D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old suq provides a beautiful architecture, but you shouln't buy anything. Since cruise ships are stopping in Muscat frequently and hundreds of ship tourists are carried to the suq by travel agencies the prices have been exploded. Please be aware that Oman is NOT...More

Thank Friemens
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Nice place to buy souvenirs, a nice mix of local and foreigners, bargains, good things to buy, souvenirs, textiles, clothing... interesting!

Thank Geovanny B
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Would I be able to buy ajmal perfume
26 December 2016|
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Response from Abdulmoez-Tahmaz | Reviewed this property |
You can find it in one of the famous brand malls. This is an old market for souvenirs and gifts
I'm looking for specialised shops to buy vintage & possibly antique omani silver beads for the pieces of jewellery that i create. Will i find these in this souk? I have only one day transit visa on a sunday. any suggestion? i was trying to avoid driving to Nizwa as the souk there seems so small...
13 October 2015|
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