Nizwa Souk
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Nizwa is a wonderful place where you can see the heritage of Oman. You enjoy the historical places and the old souq
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,133 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average Souk
    My wife and I toured here on a Saturday evening. It was a fairly typical souk although it had more souvenir stores than I usually see. The highlight was a date store that gave away free samples. They were delicious. I would love to visit when they have one of their livestock sales (e.g. goats; cows). I was told that they occur on specific days in the morning.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Yorkshire Lad - The Original
    York, United Kingdom1,629 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should have gone on a Friday - distinctly average
    We had read the guide books and they all said get there Friday morning for one heck of a animal market and all the hustle and bustle of the souks. We didn’t, getting there in the afternoon and we wished we’d got there earlier as on the Saturday morning the Souq area was dead and reminded me of a wet weekend in Cleethorpes, with not a lot happening. The Souq area is modern in design and build and hence IMO loses charm. The meat souk in a building away from other individual souks which housed fish/vegetable/date etc. All in all a disappointment on a number of levels and nowhere near the experience of Muscat which is definitely worth a visit and is full of old world charm.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Srdjan R
    Rijeka, Croatia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming place
    This was for me a new experience to witness the spirit and the soul of a marketplace such as this. It is quite a bustling place with lots of small shops with souvenirs and craft products. You can buy food products or handicrafts and take home as a lovely souvenir from Oman.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 March 2024
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hassle free shopping
    This is a fantastic souk, if you like browsing and buying without the haggling. Most items have prices marked and everyone is friendly and chilled with none of the pushiness of Mutrah Souk. An enjoyable experience before visiting the fort.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, California1,719 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quaint, lovely souq
    Lovely souq. Very chill. Not hassle-y whatsoever. Very friendly, welcoming locals/vendors. Quaint, narrow alleys/passageways. All kinds of items for sale: soaps, spices, perfumes, textiles, baskets... Highly recommend a visit if you're in Nizwa, whether you're looking to buy anything or just enjoy a bit of Omani culture.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 May 2024
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lovely souq. Very chill. Not hassle-y whatsoever. Very friendly, welcoming locals/vendors. Quaint, narrow alleys/passageways. All kinds of items for sale: soaps, spices, perfumes, textiles, baskets...

Highly recommend a visit if you're in Nizwa, whether you're looking to buy anything or just enjoy a bit of Omani culture.
Written 9 May 2024
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Khalid Alrazooqi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Great Old Souk where you fill find all omani antique materials. Narrow streets and bargain shopping markets allocated near to Nizwa fort
Written 6 May 2024
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Ali Nazifpour
Tehran, Iran30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
There are way too many bazaars or souks in the Middle East, and sometimes it feels like if you've seen one, you've seen them all. Nizwa souk is truly unique and beautiful and therefore worth a visit.
Written 28 April 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This authentic souk is an excellent place for learning about the Omani culture and interacting with Omanis. If you are looking for a souvenir, your best option is frankincense and a pottery incense burner and/or spices. For those who have been to the Mutruh Souk (Muscat), the Nizwa souk is a very different experience.
Written 22 March 2024
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a fantastic souk, if you like browsing and buying without the haggling. Most items have prices marked and everyone is friendly and chilled with none of the pushiness of Mutrah Souk. An enjoyable experience before visiting the fort.
Written 18 March 2024
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Srdjan R
Rijeka, Croatia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This was for me a new experience to witness the spirit and the soul of a marketplace such as this. It is quite a bustling place with lots of small shops with souvenirs and craft products. You can buy food products or handicrafts and take home as a lovely souvenir from Oman.
Written 13 March 2024
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia2,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Located next to the Nizwa fort. There are separate areas for vegetables, fruits, Omani sweets, clay and steel. Souq is busy through the week. Local used to do business here
Written 26 February 2024
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Yorkshire Lad - The Original
York, UK1,629 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had read the guide books and they all said get there Friday morning for one heck of a animal market and all the hustle and bustle of the souks. We didn’t, getting there in the afternoon and we wished we’d got there earlier as on the Saturday morning the Souq area was dead and reminded me of a wet weekend in Cleethorpes, with not a lot happening. The Souq area is modern in design and build and hence IMO loses charm. The meat souk in a building away from other individual souks which housed fish/vegetable/date etc. All in all a disappointment on a number of levels and nowhere near the experience of Muscat which is definitely worth a visit and is full of old world charm.
Written 30 January 2024
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Khalaf K
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Nizwa Souk in Oman is a wonderful place to visit and explore the shopping of the traditional goods.
The souk is amizing in its heritage design with a lot of traditional products.
You certainly don’t want to miss such shopping experience in Nizwa. The souk surrounded by a historical area where Nizwa Fort and old houses are near by the souk.

Highly recommended to visit if you near by Nizwa.
Written 29 January 2024
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My wife and I toured here on a Saturday evening. It was a fairly typical souk although it had more souvenir stores than I usually see. The highlight was a date store that gave away free samples. They were delicious.

I would love to visit when they have one of their livestock sales (e.g. goats; cows). I was told that they occur on specific days in the morning.
Written 13 January 2024
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