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Address: Qasr Al Alam Street | Old Muscat, Oman
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A bit of a let down

From the exterior the fort looks really nice. It would've been really good if we had been able to go inside and get a view of the interiors, but this is where the public has been... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

From the exterior the fort looks really nice. It would've been really good if we had been able to go inside and get a view of the interiors, but this is where the public has been let down. The location is also nice near the coast + the rugged mountain and the way the fort blends in with its surroundings.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

People cannot go inside the fort. But the fort structures is amazing from the outside. Best time to go will be during sunset it has its own look.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This fort is steeped in History and must be seen in day light and night time. Apart from that there is not a lot else one can say! as its not open to the public. It does how ever provide a lovely back drop to the left side of the Royal Palace. I have included a picture of both night... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Can only be visited to be seen from the outside. Not very spectacular if you've travelled and seen a lot.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

On our recent trip to Muscat we stopped outside to admire the Fort Mirani finished built in 1587, one of the 2 that guard the old harbour. Well worth a visit, just to see its structure.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When you visit the Alam Palace in Muscat center , you will see the two proud and strength-filled historical monumental fortresses called Jalali and Mirani names after two Balushi generals who defended muscat against the Portuguese invasion. They are hundreds of years old and were used as prisons for the previous sultan opponents.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Mirani Fort was built in 1550 when the Portuguese began attacking Muscat. It is one of a pair meant to guard Muscat's old harbour. Jalali Fort guards the eastern part on the opposite bank. Both are off limits to the public but at least with this one you can walk right up to it. It sits right next door to... More 

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

One of the 2 forts sitting on either sides of Al Alam Palace (in old Muscat). Unfortunately its closed to public like the other one (called Jalali Fort). One can only see its walls and some towers from distance. A piece of history and Omani-Portuguese architecture. 2 out of 5.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Would have been much nicer to be able to tour inside but given current usage by military and near proximity to the palace, photographs from a distance are that are possible.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Fort Mirani is one of many forts in the Capital area that has recently been renovated. Dominates Muscat Bay and the Royal Palace behind it. A secure area and part of the security complex around the Royal Palace. Great view across the Bay and the Palace. Ample parking

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