Seeb Souq, A Hidden Treasure.

Suitcase and Umbrella

Many of you will know Seeb Souq, to the north of the main Muscat International Airport, as a ring road consisting of local shops where you can buy your arabic clothing, hats, mobile phone or opulent furniture and jewellery. What many of you will not realise is that behind this unattractive frontage is a maze of traditional stalls and shops which are not only fun to explore, but will, unlike its cousin Mutrah Souq, save you money.

A great starting place for an explore of Seeb Souq is to drive along the ring road until you reach Seeb Mall on your left. Park your car, and keep walking along the road, about 100m on your right will be a mosque, take the right hand turn here and you will come across a small vegetable market. What in a supermarket would cost you 1 OMR will here cost you 100 Baisa…

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