Nizwa Souk
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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, India453 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, India1,666 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 Zealand12 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
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nadia_izzy
Colombo, Sri Lanka133 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
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,939 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I try to always visit local markets where I explore some countries. Some of them are of course tourist oriented but some not. This one is mostly for locals. There are different parts like fruit and vegetable, goat, meat, fish, craft etc. Really interesting to see and but something.
Written 5 March 2023
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Smith
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,846 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
This is a must to try and see the local culture and the local products available

The peoples here are very friendly

The is parking available even if you need to walk a bit

I recommend to buy local honey and halua
Written 26 February 2023
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,844 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The Nizwa souk located around the Nizwa fort is actually divided in various distinct areas, as in accordance with the merchandise. Among the most interesting stall areas were the ones for dates and its numerous varieties.
Written 23 November 2022
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erica v
Breda, The Netherlands13 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went with our guide Sameer to Nizwa
It was an amazing day an we learned a lot about this place about the history
Written 22 November 2022
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