Nizwa, Oman – Explore Historic Oman

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The city of Nizwa in Oman is another gem in the Middle East which has only recently been unearthed to reveal its true colours. Below is a brief guideline on all you need to know about holidaying in Nizwa.

Overview of Nizwa

Located on the Northern side of Oman, the city of Nizwa is blessed abundantly with a myriad of attractions ranging from history to natural beauty. Although only recently recognized as a city for tourism, Nizwa is fast gaining popularity and is now home to a range of exquisite hotels and resorts.

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Discover the Nizwa Fort

As an archaeological and historic site synonymous with Nizwa no tour of the Omani city would be complete without a stopover at this landmark. Ensure to base yourself in a Sur beach hotel the likes of Sur Plaza Hotel which gives easy access to these iconic attractions. Serving as both a defence mechanism as well as a palace the large complex was commissioned to be built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’rubi in the 1650s.

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Misfat al Abriyeen

Offering visitors an in-depth look at the traditional lifestyles and pastoral village life of Oman a tour of the Misfat al Abriyeen hamlet is a must for first-time visitors to the region. Highlights include traditional mountain residences, the village mosque, date palm groves and water pools were local children frolic in the evenings while a public park is also located at the entrance to Misfat al Abreyeen.

Trek across Oman’s Own Grand Canyon

Often regarded as Oman’s version of the United States’ Grand Canyon the Wadi Ghul is a unique geological area in Nizwa. Staggering in its beauty and vastness the Wadi Ghul is also the deepest canyon in all of the Middle East and the second lowest canyon after the Grand Canyon.

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