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Address: Corniche, Oman
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0096896085601
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US$94.00*
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Half Day Muscat City Tour
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US$163.00*
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Arabian Shopping Trip and Souq Experience
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Muscat Impressions Half Day City Tour

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Interesting place...comparing to prices in hotel it is really good prices...:-) a lot of patchminas, scarfs, antiquities, silver and spices. The building has few nice ceilings, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a smaller souq compared to Istanbul or Fes, and many of the shops sell the same things, but you get the smell of Frankincense and the stall sellers aren't as pushy as some of the other locations. Lots of fake Burberry scarves for sale. It's a pleasant walk around to see what's for sale. You'll need an hour.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place...comparing to prices in hotel it is really good prices...:-) a lot of patchminas, scarfs, antiquities, silver and spices. The building has few nice ceilings, so your head up! But be carreful there is a lot of people...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many shops filled with everything from very old coins to gold jewellery to cashmere to frankincense and myrrh, this market has something for everyone. Bargain hard but be nice as the Omani's are very warm and generous - very different to the markets in Asia. Restaurants at the front of the market entrance on the Corniche offer cold drinks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The souk is located just off the corniche. Combine the two in the evening for a lovely walk. There is free parking on the main street but you may have to do a couple of circuits to get a good spot in the evenings. Before you go in, there are two money exchanges on the Main Street to the right,... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want the souk experience, this is a good place to visit. Long streets and shorter side streets, all indoors, and further south, more streets, outdoors, stretching out past the mosque, the police station, and beyond. Quite a complex. It comes alive in the late afternoon, with the main streets opening earlier than the others. Whatever you want, you... More 

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Smallburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can still get a sense what this place was like 100 years ago, even 40 years ago. Despite the destructive proliferation of shopping malls, many locals still shop here for provisions, so it is certainly still authentic. There are few Omani's behind the counter these days. To sustain this unique asset the City needs to keep a mix of... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Muttrah Souk is located off the Corniche so easy to find. It is an attractive maze of lanes with shops selling all sorts of curios, scarves, pashminas etc. It has a pleasant, busy atmosphere. If you want to buy incense, this is the place. They are prepared to haggle. I bought a nice cashmere scarf at a sensible price. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good collection of curios. Lots of shops and is like a maze to walk through. Shop keepers are friendly and willing to haggle. Got some good deals on the light shades.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do only a few things make this one of them. Souk is market and this is an old one and you could easily spend an entire day wandering around here. I go every trip just for the smells and sights of all the people and I assure you it will take your breath away time and again. This... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old souk in Muscat is located indoors, right off the Corniche (waterfront) so it's easy to add a walk along the waterfront to the same agenda. If you've never seen a souk (an Arab market or marketplace; a bazaar) before, you will probably like this one: it's clean and safe for older people or kids, the shop owners are... More 

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