Mutrah Souq – Market of Darkness

Al Dhalam Souq (Market of Darkness) – the Mutrah (Muttrah) Souq, one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman and the most important one (located on the route to India an China), near Muscat harbour.
Built two hundred years ago (initially from mud and palm leaves). Some of the alleys are so narrow and stalls so crowded that the sunlight cannot enter. Hence the name of the souq.



See also:

Muttrah | Muttrah Fish Souq | Sultan Qaboos Port | Muttrah in black and white | Muttrah sunset | Muttrah by night


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Sultan Qaboos Port

Port Sultan Qaboos (Muscat Port) – one of the main ports in Oman, completed in 1970s as Mina Qaboos, now shifting its role from commercial to cruise ship port (cargo operations are being taken over by Sohar Industrial Port).



See also:

Muttrah | Muttrah Souq | Muttrah Fish Souq | Muttrah in black and white | Muttrah sunset | Muttrah by night


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© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved