Nizwa is considered to be the intellectual capital of the Sultanate as it is the home to many writers and thinkers. Nizwa is termed as the 'pearl of Islam'. The regional centre of Dakhliyyah, Nizwa is 2 hours drive from the capital city Muscat. The major attraction of Nizwa is the Nizwa Fort, which is said to be the oldest fort in Oman. Nizwa Souk too is a worth visiting place, where the visitors can shop all traditional items.