Note: Sohar Fort is currently closed for renovations.
A trip to Sohar Fort is like taking a step back in time to the 13th century and through the 18th century when the Portuguese ruled the city. The whitewashed building can be found by the beach on the corniche. It is one of the top tourist attractions in the area and can teach you more about life during the Portuguese reign and even much further back with archaeological excavations dating to the 6th century. Drop by, grab some pictures and head inside the museum to find out more.
An ancient experienceThis prominent landmark showcases many archaeological and historical aspects of Sohar City as well as other places in the Sultanate of Oman. The museum inside was opened in 1993 and is the perfect place to discover interesting aspects of the past. It is located in the fort’s tower and its collection includes seafaring equipment and medieval weapons with an emphasis on the copper trade in Oman. There are even some old coins on display that were excavated inside the fort walls. You will also find the tomb of Sayyid Thuwaini bin ultan al Busaid who ruled Oman for ten years in the 1800’s.
Architectural delightsOne of the first things that you will notice about the fort is that is it stunningly whitewashed, making it stand out against the blue Omani sky. Its beautiful Arabian style windows and smooth walls are topped off with an Omani flag standing tall over the corniche. Come and see this top attraction and then go for a walk alongside the beach and explore the rest this city has to offer.
If you are looking for a stylish and comfortable hotel for your stay in the Sultanate then book a room at Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar. This beachfront hotel offers exquisite accommodation overlooking the ocean and is just over a ten minutes’ drive from Sohar Fort.