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On Day 6 of our round the world trip for food, we were Muscat, Oman. We started off visiting some attractions in Muscat like the fish market and souk, then had some amazing Omani food, and visited a couple beaches. The highlight of the day for me was eating Omani street food mishkak and an Omani meal of camel and rice.
00:51 Chai karak and cheese bread in the car – A common Omani food breakfast is the combination of tea, which is usually called chai karak, and cheese bread. So after meeting up with Mustafa, we had a quick breakfast in the car before driving over to the Muscat fish market.
2:03 Muscat Fish Market – One of my favorite things to do in any destination is go to the market, and I love fish markets. Muscat, being right along the coast, has plenty of seafood, and so we walked around the Muscat fish market for a while. It’s not a huge fish market, but there’s plenty to see, and it’s a great attraction in Muscat.
4:00 Muttrah Souk – The Muttrah Souk is the traditional market / bazaar in Muscat, and it’s a wonderful place to walk around and get lost shopping and browsing through the narrow alleys. At the Muttrah Souk, Mustafa bought me a kuma, which is a type of hat that’s one of the Omani national hats.
7:42 Al Alam Palace (Sultan’s Palace) – After visiting the souk, we drove over the the Al Alam Palace, also known as the Sultan’s Palace. Although you can’t go inside, you can get a view of it from the outside.
8:30 Bait Al Zubair Museum – 2 OMR ($5.19) – The Bait Al Zubair Museum is one of the important museums in Muscat and it’s a great place to visit to learn about Omani culture.
9:49 Qantab Beach – There are many beautiful beaches in Oman, and before lunch, we took a drive over to Qantab Beach just to take a look. Qantab Beach is spectacular with sparkling clear water.
11:11 Bait Al Luban Restaurant – For lunch we went to an Omani food restaurant called Bait Al Luban Restaurant. Located near the fish market, it was a former inn that’s now been renovated into a restaurant that serves traditional Omani food and some fusion modern Omani food. The restaurant is popular with both locals and tourists, and although it was a little fancier than I had expected, it was very nice, and the food was delicious. Shuwa is one of the Omani food national dishes, include lamb and rice, and that was one of the best dishes of the meal.
19:13 Qurum Beach – After resting for a while in the afternoon, we then headed to Qurum Beach, one of the main beach attractions in Muscat that’s right within the city. It’s a great place especially when the sun dies down in the late afternoon.
20:03 Al Seeb for Mishkak – There’s not a lot of Omani street food when you’re walking around Muscat, but a short drive away is Al Seeb, and there are some stalls that are famous for serving Mishkak, which is Omani style grilled meat on skewers. All the mishkak was delicious, but I especially liked the mutton liver mishkak.
24:43 Camel Restaurant – I’m not sure what the name of this restaurant was, but they are known in Muscat for serving camel. You walk inside and they have a variety of Omani food dishes already prepared, and you can choose whatever you like. We ordered a combination of camel curry and fried camel with a huge bed of rice, salad, half a chicken and some yoghurt on the side. The camel blew me away with how delicious it was, and especially the chunks of camel hump were extraordinary.
For more details about my Muscat trip, check out my Muscat travel guide here: https://goo.gl/bGfsoJ
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Disclosure: This trip was made possible by Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets who covered my business class flights. I personally paid for all food and attractions.
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This video completely changes the perception about Arabic nations… So beautiful and clean.. People r very friendly.. Waiting for more videos.. Thanks Mark!! ??
Hi Mark, you definitely blend in with that Omani hat 🙂
This video is awesome . you are looking nice in this cap.
May Allah live you long life sultan qaboos Ķíñğ Ôf Oman I love so much
As a Pakistan i Love Oman
Omani people is very best
Ooohh dear I m from muscat Oman
Hi mark…I am from India (Telangana state).maskat looking like very clean city and food also looking awesome..l am a big fan of u marks..
You look just amazing in kuma
Arabic is a beautiful place and so hygienic and so humble not like India worst place feel like animal land don't have humanity in them and very dirty
22:11 that reaction thou ?
Muskat is a beautiful city and their food are tasty
Mustafa is very good person
Bro I am from Oman ??
I miss Oman, muscat and sohar
Plz search about Islam when you travel all over the Muslim countries… every month or weak many people convert to beautiful religion Islam.. ..
Plz try to search islam and also concept of halal food advantages…
Mark I enjoy the fact that with all the videos of yours I watch, I've yet to see you NOT like any food you've consumed!! You must be the ultimate guest of all the folks who've been nice enough to take you to the different eating places around the world. YOU, YING AND MICAH ARE THE BEST WORLD AMBASSADORS….!! Thank you for sharing all your experiences….
That rice just looks beautiful
Has Mark ever tried a food and never liked it
Nice man come India one time…..
He looks so cute when he is eating
one day i will be comming to oman
Mark…u a awesome man
U r looking Asome….
You're A Rock Star Mark
Mark itna khata hai but mota nhi hota????
Looking nice in omani cap???
Oman is not beautiful like DUBAI
You look like Omani and bishop as well!!!
After eating food , his react is really nice ??
How does the water taste
why he over react while eating.
Very great ..the way he tastes and present food it seems I'm also taking a bite with him love ya mark
This is mandi
Mark have you ever visted ro kashmir
Omg.. Im hungry….
Mark – You looked great in that Omani Hat! (y)
You are very good at describing, it almost like I can taste it. ???
V nice video???
This whole idea of eating from same plate is a deal breaker. People have cavities, mouth ulcers, and then eat with bare hands… just not good for health.
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