Ideal business venue
Located in the ancient Omani city of Nizwa, the Nizwa Hotel offers a perfect venue to hold business conferences or meetings in the Sultanate.The hotel which is surrounded by the magnificent Hajar Mountains on the eastern seaboard of the Arabian Peninsula, provides meeting planners a ballroom featuring the latest audio-visual equipment and other facilities. The ballroom which can accommodate up to 800 guests is also ideal for weddings or private functions, said a hotel spokesman. Nizwa Hotel features 120 well-appointed rooms and suites with satellite television, international direct dial telephones and minibar among other facilities. Spread over 20 acres of land, the hotel offers international dining at its Birkat Al Mawz restaurant and a cool meeting point in the private Al Wasit bar, the spokesman said. Other entertainment outlets include an Arabic and an Indian night club while the Sunset Point and the poolside are venues for functions and barbeques at the weekends. "One can drive up Jabal Shams also known as the Grand Canyon, where even during the hot summer months, the weather is cool and refreshing," said the spokesman. "The Jabal Akdhar are the lush green mountains of Oman, where the late Princess Diana spent some time in the late 80s. Or just take a break from the daily rush and laze around the hotel's temperature controlled swimming pool." The ancient city of Nizwa is only an hour's drive from Muscat International Airport and is ideally located for day visits with its historic fort and souq. Oman's ancient capital is renowned for its silver, copper and earthenware besides sprawling date orchards. Bahla is renowned for its pottery.