Fish Market

Muscat

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Fish Market

If time allows, devote one morning to exploring the local Fish Market - a sight to remember even if you're not planning on buying. All sorts of marine creatures are on display here, and - if you're lucky - you might even spot a real shark at one of the stalls.

Shopping

Visitors to Muscat are free to choose between an authentic shopping experience in the souqs and modern, air-conditioned shopping malls established in the recent years (primarily in central Muscat and its upmarket suburb of Qurum). The souqs in Muscat and Muttrah are a vibrant, lively experience fit for those ready to haggle and actively pursue great bargains. Clothing, leather goods, local art and handicrafts, ceramics, gold and jewelry are some of the items on sale in the city's windy souqs. Western-style shopping malls, on the other hand, sell primarily international brand clothing and accessories, and often house grocery stores, food courts and entertainment venues.