Fort Al-Mirani

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Fort Al-Mirani

Fort Al-Mirani is a fort in the harbour of the city of Old Muscat, Oman.This Fort is undoubtedly one of the stunning landmarks of Oman that guards the Muscat Bay. Built around the same time as the nearby Al Jalali Fort, it is the larger of the twin forts. Its prominent presence over the harbor adds up to the iconic view of the nineteenth century Muscat conquered lithographs.

The fort of Al Mirani has a notable place in the history of Oman as it plays a pivotal role in the fall of the Portuguese. The fort was recaptured by Imam Sultan bin Saif who spearheaded the decline of the Portuguese reign. Shortly after the Portuguese were ousted from Muscat, the fort received a facelift in the nineteenth century. Popular for its striking backdrop, tourists venture this place while exploring the old town of Muscat, strolling along the Muttrah Corniche, lingering and taking in the rich Omani heritage. However, Al Mirani remains closed to the public, so visitors make do by taking a tour around the fort and enjoying the enchanting view of this palatial edifice from the dock built at the base of the fort.