Forts Oman     

Qurayyat Fort : Just inland from the sea, roughly 80 Km from the Capital city of Muscat, Qurayyat Fort sits on the outskirts of a breathtaking mountainous road, protecting the Wilayat centre and surrounding palm plantations.

 

A unique triangular watchtower, perched atop a small rocky islet, stands guard over the harbour area.

 

Visiting Times 

Sun - Thu : 8:30 - 14:30 (8:30 - 13:30 during Ramadhan) 

Fri & Sat : Closed. 

Entrance Fees 

Adults : OMR 0.500 

 

Mirbat Fort : Housed in Wilayat Mirbat, in the Governorate of Dhofar, Mirbat Fort is the site of one of the last battles in the world involving conventional attack and defence from a fortress.

 

The documented and fiercely-fought battle at Mirbat Fort was a milestone in the Dhofari insurrection of the mid 1970's. Was restored in 1991.

 

Visiting Times 

 Sun - Thu : 8:30 - 14:30 (8:30 - 13:30 during Ramadhan) 

 Fri & Sat : Closed. 

Entrance Fees 

Adults : OMR 0.500 

Children : OMR 0.200 (below 12 years) 

 

Sadah Fort : Sadah Fort dates back to the era of Sultan Taimour bin Faisal Al-Bu Saidi, perhaps earlier as suggested by the inscriptions on doorstep. The Fort is the easternmost of a string of fortifications protecting the coast of Dhofar. 

 

Despite its remote location, Sadah is a prosperous community, boasting a thriving traditional abalone fishery and a history of lucrative frankincense trade. The homes of wealthy myrrh merchants still stand on the foreshore of the town.

 

 Visiting Times 

 Sun - Thu : 8:30 - 14:30 (8:30 - 13:30 during Ramadhan) 

 Fri & Sat : Closed. 

Entrance Fees 

Adults : OMR 0.500 

Children : OMR 0.200 (below 12 years) 

 

Taqah Fort : Nested in the heart of Taqah coastal town in Dhofar, which is famed for its pottery, silverwork and other artisan industries. It is no wonder therefore that Taqah Fort has has an artistry of its own. The numerous shuttered windows of the Fort are particularly distinctive, being fitted with latticed wooden screens and keyhole-shaped arches.

 

 Visiting Times 

 Sun - Thu : 8:30 - 14:30 (8:30 - 13:30 during Ramadhan) 

 Fri & Sat : Closed. 

Entrance Fees 

Adults : OMR 0.500 

Children : OMR 0.200 (below 12 years) 

 

Khasab Fort : A picturesque stronghold situated on the inner cove of Khasab Bay in Wilayat Khasab; Musandam Governorate.

 

The Fort was built in the 17th century by Portuguese seeking control over regional maritime trade. 

 

Khasab Fort houses a colossal central tower Within its low crenulated walls, which is anticipated to pre-date the Fort itself. It was restored in 1989.

 

 Visiting Times 

 Sat - Thu : 9:00 - 16:00 

 Fri : 8:00 - 11:00 

Entrance Fees 

Adults : OMR 0.500 

Children : OMR 0.200 (below 12 years) &l

Oman Forts

Oman Forts

Oman Forts

Oman Forts