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Jabrin Fort

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Jabrin Fort is one of the best fort's to visit in Oman. Second only to Nizwa Fort. It is an easy excursion under one hours drive from Nizwa and can be tied in with a visit to Bahla Fort and Jebel Shams. This for was built in 1670 for Imam Bil'arab when he switched the capital from Nizwa to Jabrin.... More

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very well kept, the audio guide was good, but could have done with a few musuem pieces or items to look at to keep a range of people interested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Real nice to visit. Wonderful example of defensive fortress. Huge and fairly well outlined the living quarters. Alas a little far from Muscat . Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a well-preserved fort around a half-hour from Nizwa. There is an excellent audio guide provided free with the half-Rial admission charge. Too often these guides give far more information than is necessary and therefore soon forgotten. This one however is concise and easily assimilated and makes the visit really worthwhile so that you can understand how the fort... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It is a straight drive from Muscat. Go south on Route 15 through Samail and Izki where it banks westward. Go past the exit to Route 21 that leads to Nizwa and 20 minutes later take the Jabreen (or Jabrin) exit and head south. The Fort will be on your right in about 5 minutes. It should take a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Jabrin Fort stands out from the rest of the forts you can visit in Oman due to the fact there is a detailed audio guide available as part of the 500 Baisa entry fee. This makes it much easier to understand the architecture of the fort and how the fort would have been used. The fort also has some great... More

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place was on the edge of the inhabited bits of the Oman and when you look out from the roof it is notable as the first place you would have seen as you approach the coast/mountains. Restoration was well done and the audio guide was a welcome addition. Bit of trek from anywhere. Certainly more atmospheric than the one... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's a nice and interesting fort, and the free audio guide is great, but I couldn't help and be a bit disappointed when comparing it to Bahla fort. Getting there is a bit difficult without a car. Difficult to recommend this for budget travelers, though a taxi from Nizwa etc should be available for about 5 rials (Bahla fort +... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We have visited this fort several times but the new thing this time was the audio guide which was very good. The ceilings are lovely and if you are energetic you can go under the floor in the secret hidey holes. It is in an isolated place but worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Jabreen fort was built for a 17-century Immam, according to his vision of a perfect castle. The Immam is buried in the fort and, we were told, no one else lived in the fort since his death. It was used as a Medrese for some time. The fort is distinguished by the beautiful interiors of the Official and Private quarters.... More

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