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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  • August 16, 2017
    Just a collection of shops selling much the same ubiquitous tat that you can find anywhere in the Middle East. Not particularly recommended unless you are desperate to find something Aunt Ethel will p...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's not worth it. Cheap products from China are available. We could even purchase dates. Nothing going on!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Went early morning before the heat. A great place, although some of the places were closed even at 8 a.m. Friday morning. Has that real traditional Arabic feel about the place, not like other souqs no...  more »

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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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