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Nizwa Souk

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Nizwa Souk

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Nizwa Fort and Souk is the most important town in this area of the interior and is noted for its 17th-century fort and atmospheric souks full of silversmiths’ art, especially ornately engraved Khanjars and the history of Oman.<br>Bahla Fort-is a magnificent fort included in the World UNESCO Heritage Sites and the Pot factory. It is notable as the home of one of the oldest fortresses in the country, the 13th-century Bahla Fort.<br>Jabreen Castle-The historic and impressive castle, which was built by the Yaruba dynasty Imam Bil'arab bin Sultan, who ruled from 1679 to 1692.
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Rowzar2020 wrote a review Jul 2020
Oman76 contributions26 helpful votes
During our Visit to Nizwa fort ,It turned out that the NS will be one of my favourite places in Oman and my top choice for shopping for souvenirs.I claim it. Opening hours & best time to visit Nizwa Souq is open for two trading sessions—except on Fridays, when the it is only open in the morning. From Thursday to Saturday, things start off at 6am. The day trade winds up at 1pm when local people and residents break for lunch and prayer. It gets going again at 4pm, and the souq stays closes at 10pm. A dedicated and average 1.5 hours to spend around the souq Daily items ,food stalls and restrooms nearby are available till late.Massive parking too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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uzmelissa wrote a review Apr 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions75 helpful votes
Nizwa is really enjoyable with ıts real authentic style. That souk is amazingly gives you that feeling. And you can observe and feel Omani style is very different than other Arabic cultures.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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stella317 wrote a review Mar 2020
leicestershire579 contributions261 helpful votes
The authenticity is almost preserved in this rebuilt souk - and for all the vegetables, fish and meat sold to the locals, it's a good thing that it has been rebuilt. It's all interesting to see, including open sale of guns, and as well as loads of pots and souvenirs for tourists, the date souk is well worth a visit - with more than 15 varieties to taste and buy - handily vacuum packed to take home and not expensive.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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graham s wrote a review Feb 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom46 contributions49 helpful votes
If you arrive by ship just walk out of the port, it’s about a twenty minute walk in the heat. As you walk out of the port you are virtually in the town you will see the gold souk first although this is only open in the morning I think. And then you walk about 100yrd you will see the other souk which sells virtually everything a good buzz about the place, we brought some kaftans and it was quite good to barter with the store owner just keep it light hearted and you will be fine.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Kuffy wrote a review Feb 2020
Staveley, United Kingdom203 contributions124 helpful votes
When we were there the whole city suffered a massive power cut. The shopkeepers had to resort to old fashioned scales to weigh out the goods we wanted to buy. This souk is a working shopping experience for locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is no pressure to buy. Shopkeepers are helpful. We bought frankincense and myrrh and kilos of wonderfully sweet local dates - all at good prices. The shopkeeper explained the different grades and what they were used for. Well worth a wander. The terracotta pots were also tempting. We also bought local dried herbs for cooking.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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