Muttrah, administratively a district, is placed in the Muscat province of Oman. Before the invention of oil, Muttrah changed into the middle of commerce in Oman. It remains a middle of trade as one among the largest sea ports of the location is located there. Other landmarks include Souq Muttrah, a traditional bazaar and Sour Al-Lawatiah, a small network of homes surrounded via an old wall. To the south lies Muscat District. Al Dhalam Souq is the nearby name for the Muttrah Souq. The Muttrah Souq is possibly one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world.
It is positioned adjoining to the harbour of Muscat harbor and has visible sizeable exchange within the age of sail, being strategically located at the way to India and China. It has been named after darkness because of the crowded stalls and lanes wherein the sunrays do no longer infiltrate at some stage in the day and the consumers want lamps to recognize their locations. The name of the market has been drawn especially from the element that extends from Al Lawatiya Mosque to Khour Bimba wherein the area is surely full of stores and stalls and the narrow area of lanes does no longer permit the sunlight to go into.