not so far away from Muscat
None so far
A great day trip from Muscat
There is a big souq (market) in the central town area which consists mainly of the spice souq, fish souq, meat souq, the vegetable souq and the handicrafts souq. The handicraft souq is a good place to get some souvenirs but it is rather touristy and expensive. Try to bargain as much as you can, and it may be better to buy souvenirs from other...more
There is a big souq (market) in the central town area which consists mainly of the spice souq, fish souq, meat souq, the vegetable souq and the handicrafts souq. The meat souq is located at one corner and rather small, basically it sells chickens, beef and mutton. The stall owners here are rather friendly and even posed for this photograph :)more
There is a big souq (market) in the central town area which consists mainly of the spice souq, fish souq, meat souq, the vegetable souq and the handicrafts souq. The vegetable souq is rather modern and located in the centre. It also seems to be the biggest souq where vegetables are sold inside the souq as well as on the trucks which are parked...more
There is a big souq (market) in the central town area which consists mainly of the spice souq, fish souq, meat souq, the vegetable souq and the handicrafts souq. The fish souq is a must visit as you will witness the locals buying various fishes which were transported from the coast to this inland town, especially the huge tuna fishes.more
There is a big souq (market) in the central town area which consists mainly of the spice souq, fish souq, meat souq, the vegetable souq and the handicrafts souq. The spice souq sells various spices and other grocery items, and it is a very nice experience walking among the local people and experiencing the daily life in a typical market in Oman.more
Nizwa is a small town with friendly people, so it is alright to walk around the town and experience the daily life of the people. However, ladies travellers may get some stares from the men because of the Islamic culture here. As a general rule, dress appropriately and there should not be any clothings that are too revealing.more
The fort at Nizwa is one of the most famous and impressive fort in Oman and is definitely a must visit when you are in Oman. The fort is conveniently located at the town centre and has a great view of the town and surroundings on top of the tower. There are also lots of shops around the fort and the famous souq (market) of Nizwa is nearby. More...more
Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes are on the menu at Spicy Village in Nizwa. It is part of a small chain of restaurants with branches in Ruwi, Rusayl, Sohar, and Al-Khuwair.The Nizwa restaurant was very basic but very clean, with speedy service and full of happy customers, many of which work for various construction companies in the area. It...more
79 Reviews and Opinions
Nizwa is praised in many tourist guides but the place is not very spectacular - apart from the
very nice surroundings of the Jebel Al Akhdar (mountains) and places such as Tanuf and Bahla
There are no hotels in Nizwa, you have to find a hotel on the road 10 km out of town. Since
there are no buses, you must catch a taxi, which is not always very easy. When drivers see
you are a tourist, they might charge you high fees. It depends on the driver's mood. Hotels
in Nizwa are quite pricy. Apart from the fort, there is not really anything to visit.
Mind that inside the country not really anybody speaks English. A guide is recommended.
Unique Suggestions: Visit the fort inside to enjoy a view over the oasis.
Fun Alternatives: Go to other places close to Jebel Akhdar.
If you have a good driver or the money to hire an actual guide/tour you will probably see this place. Sorry I lost my notes but if I recall correctly it was about a45 min to an hour from Nizwa. If you happen to know the name of the place shoot me a note and I will update it.
The swimming pool at the Falaj Daris Hotel is very nice and a lot of hotel guests can be seen swimming there in the evenings. Being an Islamic country, it is not possible to wear clothings which are too revealing in Oman. However in the hotel swimming pool, the guests are allowed to wear swimming costumes and in a way they feel less restrictive...more
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 :)more
While visiting Nizwa Fort, I met a group of students on an field trip to learn more about the history of Oman. The children were very cute and even posed for this photograph, however the teacher (a lady) was very shy and refused to be in the photo. Generally, ladies in Oman do not like to be in photographs as this is part of the Islamic region.more