Fort and Castles


Al Fiqayn Fort

Al Fiqayn Fort lies in Wilayt Manah in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. It consists of four storeys through which the visitor can see the old quarters and surrounding farms. Al Fiqayn Fort is located in the centre of Al Fayqayn Village, characterised by its unique architectural design.


ArRustaq Fort

Ar Rustaq was the ancient capital of Oman. 170 km away from Muscat, this palce is now famous for Ar Rustaq Fort. The Ar Rustaq Fort was originally called Qalat Al Kisra after the Persian who controlled the land between Sohar and Ar Rustaq in the 7th century. It has been reconstructed a number of times, over the passing years.


Bahla Fort

Bahla Fort, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The large fort includes 7 miles of walls built over the 13th and 14th Centuries when Bahla thrived as a regional oasis. (Bahla itself is a couple of hours southwest of Muscat).

Bahla Fort offers the kind of sand-colored, layered, picturesque architecture expected out of Arabian castles – it’s beautiful, dramatic and vivid. You can just imagine the medieval peoples who populated this ancient wonder.


Fort Al Jalali

Museums aside, few historical edifices showcase Omani martial skills and the grandeur of Omani fortifications in times bygone like Al Jalali Fort. Fewer still offer such a wealth of insights into Omans rich heritage and culture like this splendid edifice standing sentry-like over Muscat bay.Al Jalali Fort is now a grand museum set in an authentic, but grandiose ambience, befitting such visitors like royalty, heads of state and other foreign dignitaries


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.


Hisn Al Hazm

It was built by Imam Sultan bin Seif (the 2nd.) in ( 1123 A.H.–1711 A.D.) when he established Al Hazm town as a capital of Oman instead of Rustaq. The Castle is distinctive from other Omani Castle and forts by its magnificent shape and massive building. It contains the tomb of its builder / Imam Sultan bin Seif (the 2nd.). It was restored by the Ministry in ( 1416 A.H. - 1996 A.D. ).Al Hazm Castle dates back to 18th century and has played an important role in the political history of Oman .This fort is known for its two large towers and multiple secret tunnels. Approximate distance from Muscat to Al Hazm Castle is 130 Kilometres.


Mutrah Fort

Located on top of a rocky, narrow hill, Mutrah Fort stands tall facing the sea and inhaling the winds that waft the fragrant memory of ships gone by, ships that once sailed these azure waters.


Nakhal Fort

Nakhal Fort (Arabic: قلعة نخل‎‎ Qalʿa Nakhal) is a large fortification in the Al Batinah Region of Oman. It is named after the Wilayah of Nakhal. The fort houses a museum, operated by the Ministry of Tourism, which has exhibits of historic guns, and the fort also hosts a weekly goat market.


Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort (قلعة نزوى) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oman due to the fact that it is an amazing example of old Omani architecture that provides an illustration of the way Omani people used to live in ancient times. The oldest part of Nizwa Fort was originally constructed by imam Al Sult bin Malik Al Kharusi in the ninth century and was later renovated by imam Sultan bin Saif Al Yarubi in the 17th century. Imam Sultan bin Saif Al Yarubi is known as the imam responsible for removing the Portuguese from Oman.


Sohar Fort

Sohar Fort is considered one of the most important castles and forts in Al Batinah North Governorate .Built in the 13th century, Sohar’s distinctive fort allegedly boasts a 10km tunnel intended as an escape route during a siege. Easier to find is the small museum in the fort’s tower, which outlines local history, and the tomb of one of Oman’s 19th-century rulers, Sayyid Thuwaini bin Sultan al Busaid, the ruler of Oman from 1856 to 1866. The fort has been closed for several years for restoration but work seems nearing completion.