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Nizwa Souk, Nizwa

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Browse the vibrant stalls of Nizwa Souk, a traditional marketplace nestled by the ruins of Nizwa Fort, known for its quality handicrafts and the cattle auction that takes place every Friday morning. One of the oldest and most renowned markets in Oman, the souk stalls offer a diverse array of products, from fresh meat and produce, to locally made gold, copper, and silverware. Roam the lively market roads, purchase some aromatic spices, and hunt for bargains on famous local jewelry, pottery, and traditional curved daggers. To visit Nizwa Souk on your holiday in Nizwa, and find out what else Nizwa has to offer, use our Nizwa vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Nizwa

Nizwa has relatively few accommodations to offer its guests, drawn to the historical core of the former capital. The relative lack of tourist infrastructure may well be what's keeping the traditional feel of the city center alive. A couple of standard hotels can be found in the center, and a few more in the towns to the north and south along Highway 21. The capital, Muscat, lies about an hour and a half's drive to the north-east along a good quality highway. Most visitors simply visit Nizwa during a day trip from the capital.
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  • The Livestock, fish and vegetable markets are over before late morning, but there is still plenty to see. Pottery, old rifles, other weaponry, jewellery, silver, spices and foods etc. and a great sele...  more »
  • We stopped in the Souk after visiting Nizwa Fort. Of course the Souk in Muscat is much larger and interesting, but there are some local things in this Souk, and it certainly is more relaxed. Good stop...  more »
  • Explore the souk in the early AM or after 4pm as the it is closed in the mid afternoon. We went in the morning, adventure deeper into the little streets to avoid the masses of tourists buses going aro...  more »