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  • nadia_izzy
    Colombo, Sri Lanka136 contributions
    An interesting experience
    If you have spent enough time at the Muttrah souk in Muscat, you can in fact give this a miss. But if you are visiting the Nizwa fort then do walk through this souk. Divided into several categories you have a separate area for dates, halwa and sweets. Another for fish / seafood . Another for pottery wtc and overall it’s interesting and you will definitely end up with a few spices and souvenirs
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Atholr
    13 contributions
    Nizwa "Friday" Souk
    The overall rating for this souk is let down by the everyday part but the Friday souk makes up for that. It is unmissable. The Friday Souk gets underway early. Some of the traders have set up in the car park the night before. The weekly goat souk gets going around 6:00 am. As well as the crowds of tourists, great throngs of local buyers were there to participate. There are people auctioning various items from antique firearms and weapons to date flowers and other produce. Bidding was frantic. Many locals appeared to be buying their full weeks worth of produce. The meat and fish souks were busy. As to the "everyday" part of the souk, the souvenir and handcraft sections were very ho-hum. Much of the goods on sale appeared to manufactured in other parts of the world. Many of the stalls remained closed throughout the 4 days we were in Nizwa. The fruit and produce section was very clean and polished. The Date Souk appeared to be a massive tourist trap. Dates were able to be sampled here but best bought in the main fruit and produce section.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada2,050 contributions
    Good and Authentic Souq
    According to locals this Souq is worth visiting on the weekends and starting around 6 am to see the most action. Everything from traditional daggers to cows can be traded here but it is a great spot to walk through especially if you're in the Nizwa area. Unlike the Mutrah Souq, we felt no pressure to buy anything here and could simply browse. Lots of nice pottery and souvenirs. There are some cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops nearby and it is a short walk from Nizwa Fort. Lots of parking was available in front of the meat and vegetable section but the roads behind the Souq are tight and winding so set your navigation to "Nizwa Souq Parking" if you plan to visit. The roads between Muscat and Nizwa are in great condition if you go around the mountains.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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Dominika W
Warsaw, Poland80 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Genuine feel of Omani bazaar. Less people than in Muscat and more of original Omani products. I highly recommend going to part with halva and dates - exquisite experiance for the palate :)
Written 24 November 2023
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Anand_Lobo
Mumbai, India842 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely souq located just before the fort. You can pick trinkets, souvenirs, earthenware and other stuff.
Worth a visit.
Written 17 November 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,050 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
According to locals this Souq is worth visiting on the weekends and starting around 6 am to see the most action. Everything from traditional daggers to cows can be traded here but it is a great spot to walk through especially if you're in the Nizwa area. Unlike the Mutrah Souq, we felt no pressure to buy anything here and could simply browse. Lots of nice pottery and souvenirs. There are some cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops nearby and it is a short walk from Nizwa Fort. Lots of parking was available in front of the meat and vegetable section but the roads behind the Souq are tight and winding so set your navigation to "Nizwa Souq Parking" if you plan to visit. The roads between Muscat and Nizwa are in great condition if you go around the mountains.
Written 28 October 2023
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Ahmed Shawkat
Muscat, Oman178 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
A historical renovated market, a one minute walk from the fort and you can find all types of markets; gifts, vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and clothes
Written 29 September 2023
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Honey
5 contributions
Jan 2023
The weekly goat souk gets going around 6:00 am. As well as the crowds of tourists, great throngs of local buyers were there to participate. There are people auctioning various items from antique firearms and weapons to date flowers and other produce. Bidding was frantic. Many locals appeared to be buying their full weeks worth of produce. The meat and fish souks were busy. As to the "everyday" part of the souk, the souvenir and handcraft sections were very ho-hum.
Written 10 May 2023
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Curiosity47634700317
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful place to stay with family and friends and colleagues.enjoyed a lot and lot more.please if anyone need a great weekend go and enjoy
Written 10 May 2023
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Debabrata G
Mumbai, India466 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We walked around the Nizwa souk after lunch. While it was getting hot, there was plenty to look at - from outdoor shops as well as shops inside selling artefacts made locally. There is plenty of scope for bargaining with the shopkeepers. Thy offer you dates along with cardamom flavored coffee as a gesture of their hospitality if you visit their shops. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are close to Nizwa. The interesting bits are clay pottery as well as ceramics which are available there.
Written 25 April 2023
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,748 contributions
Mar 2023
fun visit...particularly to try many different varieties of dates. We bought dates, bought coffee and bought some tahini. Yes, it's touristy, but very nice.
Written 21 March 2023
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Atholr
Tauranga, New Zealand13 contributions
Feb 2023
The overall rating for this souk is let down by the everyday part but the Friday souk makes up for that. It is unmissable.
The Friday Souk gets underway early. Some of the traders have set up in the car park the night before. The weekly goat souk gets going around 6:00 am.
As well as the crowds of tourists, great throngs of local buyers were there to participate. There are people auctioning various items from antique firearms and weapons to date flowers and other produce. Bidding was frantic. Many locals appeared to be buying their full weeks worth of produce. The meat and fish souks were busy.
As to the "everyday" part of the souk, the souvenir and handcraft sections were very ho-hum. Much of the goods on sale appeared to manufactured in other parts of the world. Many of the stalls remained closed throughout the 4 days we were in Nizwa.
The fruit and produce section was very clean and polished.
The Date Souk appeared to be a massive tourist trap. Dates were able to be sampled here but best bought in the main fruit and produce section.
Written 11 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nadia_izzy
Colombo, Sri Lanka136 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
If you have spent enough time at the Muttrah souk in Muscat, you can in fact give this a miss. But if you are visiting the Nizwa fort then do walk through this souk. Divided into several categories you have a separate area for dates, halwa and sweets. Another for fish / seafood . Another for pottery wtc and overall it’s interesting and you will definitely end up with a few spices and souvenirs
Written 11 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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