The Middle East is often regarded as a world of its own, the grandeur the lifestyle and the history and heritage of the region make it stand out to the tourists. One of the countries where tourism is popular is, Oman. There are various attractions and activities spread across the country. Many tourists who come here often pick a Resort in Oman to enjoy their time here.
One of the famous quarters with various tourist attractions is the Nizwa area. Here too one can easily find accommodation and other such tourist services such as transports, tours, and many others. One of the highly recommended places for accommodation in the area is Alila Jabal Akhdar, due to its close proximity to most of the attractions.
Souqs are famous marketplaces in the Arab community. One such famous souq can be found in the vicinity of fort Nizwa too. The architecture of the souq is highly commended for its perfect blend between the old and modern architectural lines. There are numerous alleyways in the souq and it has remained home to many vendors for hundreds of years.
The fort also hosts a lively cattle market every Friday. In the early hours of Friday cows , goats and sheep are auctioned at the souq. Many spectators gather here to witness the auction. Apart from this, there are other activities that take place within the souq too such as women selling masks and other ornaments to locals.
Other attractions close to the souq are the Nizwa fort. Which again is highly praised for its unique round architectural design? The masterpiece is believed to have taken 12 years to build and to date attracts visitors from across the world. The fort was built by Imam sultan who expelled the Portuguese.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.