Top Things to Do in Nizwa

Top Things to Do in Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman (B)

After touring Muscat, hiking and swimming in the wadis near Tiwi, and camping in the Arabian Desert with Bedouins, we continued our week-long tour of Oman with KE Adventures in Nizwa.

Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman, and it was the country’s capital in the 5th and 6th centuries. Located at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains, it is strategically located at the crossroads of routes linking the interior of Oman to Muscat and Dhofar.

Nizwa, once a center for trade, religion, education, and art has benefited significantly since 1970 with the reign of Sultan Qaboos. The modern city of 77,000 is now connected to Muscat with a two-lane highway, resulting in an increase in tourism. Along with a hospital, the Royal Oman Police academy, and three universities, Nizwa now boasts four hotels.

Nizwa, with a handful of interesting attractions as well as amazing natural scenery within a two-hour drive, warrants a visit. We spent a night here during our week-long tour of Oman with Sami, our awesome guide. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Nizwa
Guide Location: Oman » Nizwa
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Aldiyar Hotel
  • Nizwa Heritage Inn
  • Bait Al Aqr
  • Al Masharef for Turkish Food
  • Nizwa Souq
  • Nizwa Fort
  • Friday Mosque
  • castle
  • gardens
  • Birkat Al Mawz