The Nizwa fort is the crowning jewel of Nizwa. It was built in the 17th century and stands tall and proud even today. This fort is unique among other forts in Oman due to the cylindrical shape of its main tower which also happens to be the biggest to tower in a fort in Oman. It has seven wells, a number of prisons, and prosecution ground. The main tower features many defence mechanisms Omanis used in the past such as pitfalls, honey traps, and gun shooting windows. The fort also contains many exhibits and artefacts displayed in each of the rooms of the fort. There is also a nice gift shop and a permanent exhibition that illustrates the geographical history of Oman. Offering great views of the Grand mosque, it is worth climbing all the way up just to witness Nizwa in all its glory.
Nizwa Fort Travel Tips
- Carry sun-glasses and lots of water as the heat will be at its peak during day time.
Nizwa Fort Timings
- Nizwa Fort, Muscat opening hours: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm.
How to Reach Nizwa Fort
- Its best to take a cab to the Nizwa Fort.
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77.64% of people who visit Nizwa include Nizwa Fort in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
84.26% of people start their Nizwa Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nizwa Fort
67.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach Nizwa Fort
Nizwa Fort Reviews & Ratings
Nizwa fort visting timing & travelling from ruwi how many hours it will take.Answer Report Abuse
You can visit the Nizwa Fort anytime between 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Saturday-Thursday. On Friday the fort is open between 8:00-11:30 AM and 1:30-6:00 PM.
If you take Route 15, which is the fastest way to Nizwa Fort, it would take you about 2 hours to reach by car.Report Abuse