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Mutrah Fish Market

Experience the bustling activity of Muscat’s fishing trade at this landmark building, dine at an on-site restaurant or purchase fresh produce to take home. 

Mutrah Fish Market is a working market stretching along the Mutrah waterfront in Muscat. Omani fishermen arrive here early in the morning to unload, prepare and then sell their day’s catch. Visit the market to marvel at the fascinating array of fresh fish and sample mouthwatering seafood dishes. Mutrah Fish Market began in 1960 as a small collection of stalls. In September 2017 its modern wave-like building was unveiled. 

Some of the most interesting action at the market takes place very early in the morning. Watch as the vendors meticulously wash different varieties of fish before displaying them for sale. Everyone from restaurant owners to individual shoppers wander between the stalls and engage in good-natured bargaining battles. 

The array of products offered is impressive. Purchase crabs, dorados, lobsters, prawns, tuna and swordfish, among other edible marine creatures. If you are staying in self-catering accommodations pick up something to cook at home. Watch as the vendor guts and scales your fish in seconds. Alternatively, visit the market’s small restaurant that serves an assortment of local seafood dishes. 

In addition to the fish is a collection of fruit and vegetable stands. Select from locally grown products to accompany your fish. There’s also a coffee shop. Have a coffee seasoned with cloves or cardamom and watch people buying and selling.

The market is open daily and admission is free. Find it at the northern end of the waterfront promenade in the Mutrah neighborhood. Public buses and taxis travel here from most areas of the city. Some parking is available, although spaces tend to fill quite fast. 

Mutrah Fish Market is one of several attractions that you can visit on a walking tour of Mutrah. Learn about the history of Muscat via multimedia exhibits at Bait Al Baranda museum. Shop for antiques, jewelry and textiles in the frenzied Mutrah Souq. Admire ocean views from the grounds of the 16th-century Mutrah Fort, visit mosques and relax in the scenic gardens along the Corniche.


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MARINA HOTEL

MARINA HOTEL

Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Muscat, this hotel is steps from Mutrah Fish Market, Port Sultan Qaboos, and Muttrah Corniche. Muttrah Souq is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

    Naseem Hotel
    Naseem Hotel

    Naseem Hotel

    Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
       
      1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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      Riyam Hotel Muscat
      Riyam Hotel Muscat

      Riyam Hotel Muscat

      Building 3451, Mutrah, Muscat
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Muttrah, this hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Bait Al Baranda Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Muttrah Corniche and Port Sultan Qaboos. Muttrah Souq is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

        Mutrah Hotel ¥7,146
        Mutrah Hotel

        Mutrah Hotel

        Mutrah Street, Jibro, Muscat
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Muttrah, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Muscat Central Business District and Muttrah Corniche. Muttrah Souq and Port Sultan Qaboos are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Al Shorouq Hotel Apartments ¥5,001
          Al Shorouq Hotel Apartments

          Al Shorouq Hotel Apartments

          Ruwi Street, Opposite Muscat Muncipality, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Ruwi, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Muscat Central Business District, Muttrah Corniche, and Port Sultan Qaboos. Muttrah Souq is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

            Nuzha Hotel Apartments
            Nuzha Hotel Apartments

            Nuzha Hotel Apartments

            Al Mujamma Street, Muscat
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Ruwi, this family-friendly Muscat hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and Muscat Central Business District. Muttrah Souq and Port Sultan Qaboos are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Al Falaj Hotel
              Al Falaj Hotel

              Al Falaj Hotel

              Al Mujamma Street, Ruwi, Muscat
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Ruwi, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Muscat Central Business District and within 3 mi (5 km) of Muttrah Souq and Port Sultan Qaboos. Muttrah Corniche is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

                Sheraton Oman Hotel ¥10,345
                Sheraton Oman Hotel

                Sheraton Oman Hotel

                Ruwi, Muscat
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Muscat, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Muscat Central Business District and within 3 mi (5 km) of Muttrah Corniche and Muttrah Souq. Port Sultan Qaboos is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.