Souqs or Souk are a market commonly known in the Middle East.
One of the most classic souk is Muscat in Muttrah. It's the oldest market in the capital. It's located beneath a leafy entrance located Muttrah corniche.
In the past the market was built from mud and palm leaves, which suit the high temperatures and the hard climate conditions and hence were the best available materials to build the market at that time. Today, the Muscat Municipality has renovated and decorated the market to maintain the popular style but has also introduced modern amenities and redecorated the market heavily to attract tourists and make the shopping experience comfortable for tourists as well as other ordinary shoppers. The market becomes more crowded and active during Eid seasons when Oman is come from all over the country to buy garments and jewelry.