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Nizwa

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Introduction

The old capital Nizwa is the birthplace of Islam in Oman and the site of many castles and ancient mosques. The nearby mud-brick Balha Fort in the 13th and 14th centuries by the Banu Nebhan, the dominant tribe of the time, has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Lying at the foot of the Al Jabel al Akhdar (Green Mountain) among the mountains that form its walls, the city of full of rivers, orchards and palm trees, which has earned the city the name ‘the courtyard of Islam'.

Top itineraries in Nizwa

Northern Oman Adventure

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,855 pp incl. flights

See the varied natural and cultural highlights of northern Oman on this unforgettable eight-day tour in the company of a private driver-guide.

Muscat and Mountains

8-day tailor-made tour from £2,290 pp incl. flights

Sample Oman's incredible culture on this tailor-made tour, visiting Nizwa, capital of the interior and birthplace of Islam in Oman, and Muscat, the capital with its bustling souq (market) and sparkling gulf. Stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar and Shangri-La Muscat (al Bandar) during this tour.

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Top places to stay in Nizwa

Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Designer hotel

This exceptional, eco-friendly boutique property is the first Alila property in the region. A mix of tradition, nature and contemporary living, it is a very welcome and unexpected base from which to explore this fascinating part of Oman.

The View, Oman

Small & intimate resort

The View is located in the rugged, mountainous region of Oman, 1,400m above sea level and reached by scenic winding roads. The View is an ’Eco Luxe’ retreat, but an experience where nature and spectacular views are the order of the day.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Contemporary resort

The Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is situated on the Saiq Plateau on Oman's Green Mountain on the rim of an enormous canyon. It exudes luxury, with exquisite rooms with temperature-controlled pools and opulent restaurants lying alongside a spectacular spa, framed by endless canyon views.

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Nizwa articles

Visiting Oman in the Rose Season

While Dubai builds high and Qatar flaunts its wealth, Oman – in its silent deserts, low-rise towns and fishing village coastlines – keeps the region’s rich, Arabian heritage alive. We take a look at the beauty of this country during its sensational springtime rose season.

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