Nizwa is a touristic hotspot but has preserved its sense of self as the heartland of Omani culture and heritage. With many historic, cultural, and geographic sites on your doorsteps or nearby, Nizwa provides a unique vantage point to explore Omani and Gulf culture, immerse yourself in Arabic outside of the classroom, and experience Oman alongside locals.

Things to do and explore in and around Nizwa:

  • Nizwa Old Souq (especially on Friday mornings)
  • Nizwa Castle
  • Harat al-Aqr historic neighborhood
  • Falaj Daris (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Jebel Akhdhar
  • Manah and its historic neighborhood
  • Oman Across Ages Museum
  • Wadi Tanuf
  • Al-Hamra village
  • Misfat al-Abriyeen mountain village
  • Wadi Ghul
  • Jebel Shams
  • Bahla Fort and pottery manufacturers
  • Jibreen Fort
  • Wadi al-Ain and Beehive tombs