Mutrah Fish Market
Mutrah Fish Market
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Muscat, Oman6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Reached around 9am on a weekday. Was not much busy. There is a vegetable and fruits market next to it. The staffs are friendly.
Written 2 February 2024
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,481 contributions
Jan 2023
The new fish market in Muscat, designed by the Norwegian studio Snøhetta to replace an earlier one from the 1960s, and completed in 2017, covers an area of over half a hectare, and is proposed, among other things, as a significant architectural work, in harmony with the other elements of the Muttrah Bay in which it stands.
Inside, from dawn until mid-morning, as is the tradition of fish markets around the world, wholesale and retail sales of fish, shellfish and other sea products take place. The sea, from the stalls of the sellers, appears full of fish and rich in species. After all, the Gulf of Oman, as a sea in direct communication with the open Indian Ocean, it's natural that it has this abundance of fish.
As in all fish markets in the world, the show is fascinating.
The extreme cleanliness of the market should be noted. The attention of the government - evident both nationally and locally - to the correct management of the activities, also through what I can imagine a work of education of the operators, seemed worthy of note.
Eateries of various kinds, surrounding the market, improve the attractiveness of the structure.
Written 2 May 2023
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,608 contributions
Feb 2023
I was on a one day tour in Oman and part of the tour is a visit to the fish market.Many people come to Mutrah Corniche just to visit the Souq and the nearby Fish Market which retains the chaotic interest of a traditional Arab market albeit housed under modern timber roofing.
The market also has a small area for vegetables and fruits.
Written 1 May 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,916 contributions
Dec 2022
After having visited the Waterfront market in Deira UAE, this one is rather small and still has a more traditional section with individual fishsellers having their own spot. The modern complex is more sophisticated (not to say sterile). Not just fish, but also vegetables and fruits are for sale. Well worth a visit.
Written 28 February 2023
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Scott8446
Glasgow, UK990 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Walked through the fish market when parking the car. Was a little later in the day and full of cruise tourists. Small market and nothing overly special but worth sticking your head in if nearby.
Written 24 February 2023
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Krupa C
Bengaluru, India214 contributions
Jan 2022
Now, don't freak out at the name - Mutrah Fish Market. It is not just a fish market. The other building has fresh produce such as fruits, dry fruits and imported chocolate and such. So, it's a great place to visit.

Mutrah Fish Market is located on one end of the corniche. You will see plenty of cars parked here, locals and restaurant owners coming to shop. As can be expected, there were cats galore and maybe just one dog or two around the complex. We were able to see the fishing boats, we had visited around 9 AM. There was enough hustle-bustle around.

We skipped the fish market building and headed to the other one on the backside which was further divided in 2 sections. We realised that only later when it was time to pay for our purchases. Anyway, one half is like a supermarket, with shelves stacked with exotic and local fruits and vegetables. There were pre-packed and labelled dates hampers and other such things that would make for great gifts back home. We found imported chocolate and several other tempting items. At the checkout, the cashier offered us coffee and dates as he learnt that we were tourists. Another old local couple shopping there gave us a few tips. It was a friendly place.

The second half of this facility is like a public market, with stalls and stations manned by several sellers. Each station had a wash basin and work counter at the back, all stainless steel. I found that to be an interesting feature for a public market. Anyway, stall owners didn't necessarily speak Hindi or English (which showed that perhaps tourists were rare visitors here) and were also well over 60 years. We ended up sampling some dry dates and buying a kilo at a great price. But otherwise, we didn't buy much because I also spotted cockroaches moving dates piles at another stall ahead. After that sighting, we hightailed from there immediately, now feeling tad queesy about the dates I had just bought.

After the visit, you can freshen up at the public washroom (spotless, with paper towels and water supply just fine) and go on to explore the corniche where you would find men (illegally) fishing. Right next to them, find a large map of the corniche and snap pics for later reference. You will want to know where the monuments, toilets and eateries are at all points in time :)

Overall, Mutrah Fish and fruit Market is well-worth an hour or two of your time.
Written 13 December 2022
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Abdulah K
Muscat, Oman3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It’s a Aghakhanjury shortlisted project.
Culturally very rich
Full of friendly locals
Bravo municipality and snuheta for this project
Written 1 April 2022
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khadooja
Muscat, Oman34 contributions
Jan 2022
A nice place to see the local market. you will see fish, fruits and vegetables around in the market. the market is in Mutrah therefore you can visit it on your way to the souq
Written 9 January 2022
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Konstantia M
Piraeus, Greece1,574 contributions
Jan 2020
It is not a real tourist attraction but it worths a visit. It is situated near the old port, near the Marina hotel. Is an authentic fish market were you can take pictures and interact with the locals who are very gentle. Also, you can find fruits and vegatbles in low prices. If you have time, pay a visit!
Written 26 May 2020
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Chris H
Muscat, Oman8 contributions
Jul 2019
Lets face it, it's not really a tourist attraction, at least not for me. The old market, or souq, had more of an attraction because of its history, but this is new. We were there to buy fish (and veg next door) so unless you really want to see lots of dead fish, why bother?
Written 10 March 2020
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