Markets have always been the center of a certain city’s trade and industry. Same goes in Oman’s capital, Muscat, where the center of bargaining between buyers and sellers happens in the Muttrah Souq – Considered to be one of the oldest Souqs in the Middle East, it played a huge role as the center of commerce before the discovery of oil.

Muttrah Souq - Passport Out

With its location just adjacent to the sea, it was no doubt that Muttrah was known during the 19th-century to have one of the biggest vessel repair industries in this part of the world. To remember this milestone in the Omani history, a beautiful pavilion with an intricately-carved corniche is made along the boardwalk.

(Oman Air flies direct to Muscat from Kuala Lumpur 6x weekly and Manila 7x weekly)