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Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world. 

The Muttrah Souq is believed to be one of the oldest marketplaces in the world.

Like so many Arabian bazaars, the Muttrah Souq is a vibrant and bustling collection of colorful stalls filled with textile and spice dealers. Established as a major point of commerce in a vital shipping port, its geographic importance has clearly sustained the marketplace through the centuries to this day.