Tour of Oman 2017

February 2017


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Al Mirani Fort

Al Mirani Fort in Muscat, Oman – a fort, built in the 1580s by the Portuguese, in the Old Muscat harbour. Taken back by the Omanis in 1649. Today it is closed to the public.


February 16, 2017


See also:

Old Muscat: around Al Alam Palace | Al Jalali Fort | Jazirat Muscat


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Al Jalali Fort

Al Jalali Fort (Ash Sharqiya Fort) in Muscat, Oman – a fort, built in the 1580s by the Portuguese, in the Old Muscat harbour. Taken back by the Omanis in 1650, in 17th century it was captured twice by Persians. Used as a refuge or as a jail for a members of the royal family and in 20th century (till 1970s) as a main Omani prison. Restored in 1983, now a private museum of Omani heritage (admission only by permit of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture).


February 16, 2017


See also:

Old Muscat: around Al Alam Palace | Al Mirani Fort | Jazirat Muscat


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