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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nizwa Souk by using our Nizwa vacation planner.
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  • Compared to souks in Marrakesh, Muscat and other Middle East Destinations, I think this souk is just pretty touristy. It would have been more exciting on a Friday as the guidebook states this is the m...  more »
  • The Souk is an interesting place to visit, good for some shopping, some traditional products of the region and the country, although, as in the genus attractions all over the world, the prices are inflated by the presence of tourists. The exception to this is the store of dates (Dates Suk) where you can find the best dates of Oman and at the best price. On this trip we learn to enjoy this delicious fruit, I would even say that we become fans, which led us to visit all the stores dedicated to selling the same in all the cities, towns and villages of the country we passed. Unfortunately (for us) haven't found any of equal quality to the dates in the Souk of Nizwa. The variety that can be found there is immense, the prices are the most competitive we have seen and the best is that you can sample before you buy. And to follow the evidence still offer Arabic coffee at the discretion and a bowl of tahina to go with the dates. In addition they also have other products made based on date and not only are a real temptation. But the highlights same this every other store is the staff, especially the owner There, that is an extraordinary person, extremely hospitable and friendly, able to make a simple store dates in a true tourist attraction and a Ex-Libris of the city of Nizwa.
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  • Nizwa souk is one of the largest in the country with that of Muttrah. During my tour of Oman I visited them both and to Nizwa is remarkable because the area is famous for its handicrafts and agricultural products. Among the notable dates between craft products the silverware and dagger Khanjar. The part dedicated to food surprise because it is a modern building, with its toilet tiling although keeps some local flavor. The dates and sweets shop Omanis is notable while the silverware and brick resent some of the increase in tourism. However, it is impossible not to go shopping. Out of the cattle market held through Friday, being Saturday, there were only a few wagons of "unsold" but some camel. To see.
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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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