Nizwa Goat Market
Al Hamra is like one very long, wide street with on either side shops, restaurants, garages and other companies. It has a pleasant feel so after our 8 days of cycling we decided to stay for a rest at the “Valley Guest Villa” from where we could overlook the Old City and the mountains but in the back of our minds what we really wanted was to visit the Friday goat market in Nizwa. Apparently it is something not to be missed so we hired a car and saw this amazing event!
The goat market is busy, hectic and quite spectacular. The goats are presented by taking them along a path around the circular market place. On either side potential buyers watch and may stop the sellers and do a bid. Later some “hard to handle” cows were presented as well.