Mutrah Fish Market

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Mutrah Fish Market

Marina Hotel
Marina Hotel
Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
The price is $68 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Port Sultan Qaboos and Mutrah Fish Market are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
Marina Hotel
Marina Hotel
Marina Hotel
2 out of 5
Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Stay at this hotel in Muscat. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3/5 (28 reviews)
Great Location
"We stayed for one night on our arrival in Oman to check out the markets. The location is fantastic, close walking distance to the souk and local restaurants. Staff was helpful and friendly at check in. Overall the room was dated and slightly dingy but reasonably clean and comfortable. The AC blew ..."

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

Marina Hotel
Naseem Hotel
Naseem Hotel
1 out of 5
Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Stay at this hotel in Muscat. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Bait Al Baranda Museum and Port Sultan Qaboos are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
Great Location near Souk
"Hotel was in a great location and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we had to leave early because we live in kuwait and they closed airport. We were so sorry to leave. We will definitely stay again next time!"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Naseem Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Riyam Hotel Muscat
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3.5 out of 5
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Sheraton Oman Hotel
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5 out of 5
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The price is $81 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
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