BRITISH GUIDE LISTS NIZWA AMONG TOP TEN CITIES TO VISIT THIS YEAR

MUSCAT: British travel planner Rough Guides has ranked Nizwa fifth on its top-ten list of cities to travel in 2015.

In describing Nizwa, the list evokes its history and status as the Islamic Capital of Culture for 2015.

The guide writes: “Once the capital of Oman, Nizwa’s historical importance shouldn’t be underestimated. This was the sultanate’s capital for more than 1,000 years, attracting artists, scholars and traders from across the region.”