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Pleasant shopping experience

Great smells and sights, locals were not in you're face so was pleasant to walk around and look at things

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great smells and sights, locals were not in you're face so was pleasant to walk around and look at things

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent about two hours aimlessly wandering around although didn't end up buying anything. It's just a great way to spend some time people watching particularly the locals shopping for gold. There are some great local shops here, although I was there at 7pm on a Monday night and once you get further and further into the Souk, not all... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The souk is tucked away on the narrow alleys just up from the corniche in Muttrah, and it has a great variety of items on sale. Good shopping for incense and spices, and also very good bargaining opportunities on nice textiles. Don't go to aggressive on the bargaining though, this is not a place where your first bid should be... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a walking tour organised by the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship. Part of it gave us free time to wander the souq (market) and we really enjoyed ourselves. Yes, the local people wanted to sell us their wares but they weren't in-your-face hasslers and readily accepted a smile, friendly eye-contact and a polite 'No thank you.' As we... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic souk with interesting architecture -- make sure to look at the ceiling of the old stores inside and around the souk. Our guide informed us that a lot of the touristy souvenirs are actually imported from India. Very inexpensive frankincense but the quality is uncertain.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Similar products from previous souks I've been but quality is not as good...vendors don't give much discount even if you haggle as much as you can...

Thank Che P
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply put, skip it. Overpriced for touristy trinkets along the main street. I casually picked up a pair of silver earrings and was told that it cost 25 OMR for it. It wasn't even a fancy pair of earrings! If you are really keen on getting something, venture into the smaller lanes where you'll find better local spices and fabric... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entertaining if you're a shopper. Lots of things to find like Turkish and Indian things. Silk, inlayed boxes, lots of shawls, hanging lamps, frankincense, and souvenirs. Bought embroidered cotton blouses from India for US$10. Sat at the outdoor cafe (across the water) and had one of the best burgers ever! Tasted like kofta and was just 50 omani cents (about... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mix of Omanis and tourists. Inviting warm ... an abundance of items from frankincense and spices to scarves and huge pomegranates. Locals still love to come down here for items and food. There is a history to the area...sits across from the port. Lovely at dusk. Organize your ride home or get information from friends or hotel as to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Muttrah Souk is right at Muttrah Corniche, close to the port. It's a great place for visitors to shop. Whether you are looking for souvenirs or clothes or artifacts, you can get a real bargain in these shops. Few tips from my experience that may help tourists; First, do not buy from the first shop you enter. Go to a... More 

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