Majan Guest House
Main Street, Nizwa, 611, Oman
More about Nizwa
Sunset over Nizwa fort and mosque
The city, famous for its handicrafts a agriculture
Car Washing in the Nizwa Souk Wadi Car Park
1 WEEK VISIT TO MUSCAT - OMAN
Please advice VISA formalities to visit MUSCAT for 1 week???
Re: 1 WEEK VISIT TO MUSCAT - OMAN
It depends on your nationality, would advise then.
It's a great place to visit, been in January 07
Re: 1 WEEK VISIT TO MUSCAT - OMAN
For a visa , if you are from Europe you get visa on arrival and to be sure contact oman embassy in your country if they have one. Oman is a nice country to visit and you can combine muntain , desert and good beaches. If you rent a car that will help you alot , specially if you have some one travelling with you.
Travel Tips for Nizwa
The friendly old man
When I was at the lobby of the Falaj Daris Hotel where I stayed, I saw this old man and his friend. Apparently, he is a local craftsman and is selling his handicrafts at the lobby. Both of them were very friendly and invited me to join them for a cup of Omani coffee and some dates. It was a very enjoyable experience for me :)
A true Shepard's town
Continuing further south, I stopped at a few of the areas around Nizwa. Known for its fort, mosque and donkey market, Nizwa is a prime example of a thriving shepard's town.
Other people have already documented my findings of Nizwa, to I respectfully decline from adding too much here.
For more thoughts on my time in passing through, feel free to visit my Oman page.
(for more pictures, feel free to visit my Oman Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)
Jamal and Jamilla Camel visit Nizwa Fort and Souk
Beautiful scenery from the top of Nizwa Fort..Oman is not all arid desert!
Nizwa Souk is modernised, yet atmospheric. The Souk is traditional, but with modern infrastructure hidden carefully away.
"Nizwa Souk Wadi Car Park"
Sometimes, when it rains, the Nizwa Souk car park turns into a Wadi--it is called the "Wadi Car Park" for a reason! After a big rain, the locals take the opportunity to wash their cars with the flood water.
Nizwa is located in the heart of mountains and it is a stunning area. Nizwa is about two hours from Muscat and it is along the picturesque highway, and the city itself has a lot to offer to travellers as it is the gateway to the ancient sites of Bahla and Jabrin not to mention the gorgeous areas of Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams. Nizwa has a great souq, amazing fort and despite being a growing city it remains a historical and great place to learn about Omans history. It was the capital of Oman until the 1950s and it is probably one of the most visited areas in the country. Nizwa is a great place to witness traditional Omani ways that have kept this country so special for such a long time. Great fun.
The local souq in Nizwa is all about fruit, vegetables, mean and fish and they are housed in new buildings, behind the great piece of the city wall that overlooks the wadi (riverbed). The souq can be a crowded place to be on the weekend not to mention an assault on the senses. It has a livestock souq which is great fun. Prices for antiques and silver etc are all worth bargaining for and the men are usually in good spirits when haggling with tourists. They will probably even invite you for some tea before and after the exchange of goods and cash. The prices may be a bit high for tourists due to lack of bargaining skills and Arabic but the exchange generally ends in a good laugh and a great memory.