Attractions

Explore the wonders of exotic Oman

Jabrin Fort

The Jabrin Fort was built in 1670 as a defensive strong hold and living accommodation for the then spiritual leader of Muscat. This fort is most elaborate with its carvings and paintings painstakingly spread right through the living spaces of the fort.

Nizwa Fort

Built in 1668, the Nizwa Fort is the largest fort in the Arabian Gulf. It took 12 years to complete and was pivotal in defending the city against marauding enemies.

One of several unique aspects of this fort is that the windows are several inches thick. When closed during battle, a small opening appears from which boiling oil was poured on to invaders attempting to scale the walls.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This beautiful example of Islamic architecture provides a wonderful insight into the cultural heritage of Oman. It is also the only mosque that allows entry for non-Muslims.

The mosque is lavishly decorated and features a 263-metre prayer carpet, 35 crystal chandeliers, and a floor entirely paved with marble. The tour takes you into the men's and women's prayer halls, where you are allowed to take photographs.

There are strict rules governing entry of non-Muslims into the mosque. You must take your shoes off before entering and both men and women should wear conservative clothing (women should wear long sleeves and long trousers and cover their hair).

Children under 10 years are not permitted inside the mosque.

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