Muttrah fish and vegetables souk (1 h). It's a colorful place that really deserves a visit. There is a diversity of fish: dorados and groupers of all kinds, swordfish, barracudas, sharks, crabs, shrimps, squid, tuna profusion, kinfish, and even parrotfish and other multicolored. Next to the fish souk, there is the vegetable souk where fruits, vegetables, dates, honey, thyme, etc. can be found.
- Transfer Muttrah - Al Khiran (45 min - 50 Km)
Snorkelling and boat tour in Khiran (4 h). The bay of bandar Khiran is located only 30 km east from Muscat. There, the mountains fall down to the sea and form a lot of small tiny coves. We take a fisherman's boat in the village of Al Khiran and have a
tour in the bay to see mangrove, seabirds, and the many sandy coves. Finally we stop on a wonderful beach, have lunch with grilled fish, and enjoy a rest on the beach and snorkelling. Among other fishes you will probably see here : surgeon fish, tigerfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, and even sometime, if we are lucky, you'll be able to swim with turtles. ATTENTION : When the sea is rough, this cove is not reachable by boat ; we go to another one which is also nice and suitable for snorkelling, but the seabed is not so rich.
- Transfer Al Khiran - Muttrah (45 min - 50 Km)
Visite of Muttrah souk (2 h). The main building of the souk is beautifully decorated : painted wooden roof and stained glass windows. Some smaller streets start on all sides and are full of small shops. You have a round in this labirynthe in search of what you want to bring back home. The souq is organized by product type : there is a place for gold, for silver, for gifts, for carpets, for clothes, etc...
Overnight Muttrah Hotel 20 minutes walk from the souk and the corniche. It offers comfortable rooms.