Muttrah Souq

Inside Mutrah Souk in Muscat

Muscat is one of the oldest cities in Arabia and the largest city in Oman.

Its walled city was built around the Muttrah Harbour, a natural, deep water anchorage, which remains to this day the cultural and historical heart of Muscat.

Walk along Muscat‘s picturesque corniche (waterfront promenade), in the early evening when the lights of the shops and town are reflected in the harbour waters.

Take in the delights of Muttrah Souq at this time, the cruise ships have left and the traders are selling the real thing having put away the stuffed camels and fake frankincense reserved for tourists seeking to pay as little as possible.

Marvel at the gold on display and watch how no matter how intricate the design it is sold by weight.

Assistant at Ali Baba Gift Town