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Jabrin Fort

Address: Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After visiting Nizwa fort we thought this one would a disappointment but no it was equally as impressive. It has recently been restored although it has been well preserved in the past. You can freely wander round at leisure and get e feel for the past in this stunning fort. It extends over several floor with quite a few steps... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are visiting the Interior Region of Oman and after your visit to Nizwa and Bahla , this is a must see fort that goes back centuries telling allot about the Omani dynasty of al ya aribah Its also overlooking alot of the agricultural surrounding area of Bahla and the lovely village of Bisya.

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Muscat, Oman
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of many 'precious' forts in Oman. This has been restored and is available for you to wander around, touch, clamber over and pretty much do as you please. Little or no annoying Health and Safety rails, ropes, guards, etc. ( but keep an eye on the little ones) so a great place for young minds to really explore. Only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This a well preserved fort just outside the town of Bahla. It is easy to find and well signposted. Entry to the fort is 500 Baisa and there are audio guides available (although I don't know if these are in English or not). There is plenty of exploring to be done within the fort and there are lots of examples... More 

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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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69 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
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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