Nizwa

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The oasis city of Nizwa, the largest in  the interior province, was the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th centuries. Today it remains one of the most popular tourist attractions, with its historical buildings and imposing fort built in the mid 17th century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'ribi and its backdrop being the Rocky Mountains ("Jebal alHajar").  The town's immense palm oasis stretches for eight kilometres along the course of two wadis. It has a bustling souq where one can buy exquisite copper and jewellery amongst other crafts and the locals, being as friendly as all Omanis are, will welcome you happily.


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Best time to be there

Oman's climate differs from one area to another. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas in the summer between May and August, while it is hot and dry in the interior with the exception of the higher mountains, which enjoy a moderate climate round the year. The climate is best from September through to April.

Fly to

Muscat (British Airways - daily: Oman Air - daily)

flying time

7 hrs 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Oman

Nights: 5 | from £1,495pp

Visit mystical Muscat and learn about its history, explore the rustic villages of the Jebel Shams Mountain range and adventure into the red dunes of the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Oman

Nights: 7 | from £2,175pp

Oman’s interior undulates with velvety dunes, serrated peaks and terraced orchards, with the sparkling coast to the east and a fertile region in the south... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Family Omani Arabia

Nights: 9 | from £3,590pp

A fabulous 9 night family getaway with a difference exploring Oman's rich culture and wildlife where you'll search for dolphins, go dune bashing and visit... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Golden Tulip Nizwa

The Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel is surrounded by rugged Hajar Mountain ranges and is ideally located for exploring Oman's exciting nature. The range of... Find out more

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