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Address: Qasr Al Alam Street | Old Muscat, Oman
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Western protector of Muscat harbour, interesting history

Opposite the Al Jalali fort, on the western side of the harbour stands the Al Mirani, built almost at the same time as the other and was under Portuguese occupation for about 150... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
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Hyderabad, India

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Oman
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can see the majestic fort standing tall while driving through Muttrah corniche and the beauty just comes alive when lights are on this beautiful masterpiece.. Jewel of Muttrah Corniche

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Thank Vinpreadi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best time to go is at night.... the lighting is awesome! If you have a good camera, don't use the flash.

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Thank Brich57
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk around and stunning views across the Fort. It is also known as Al Gharbiya Fort as it commands a view of a high rocky hill at the end of the west wall.

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Thank BahwanTravels
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I guess that day was my lucky one cause while I was walking around the fort and taking pictures, we met a local to whom i genuinely smiled and said Hi in arabic. He answered and asked us if we were interested in visiting the fort. I was surprised and unsure but we decided to follow him. No idea howcome,... More 

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Thank CyRiL85
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The fort is just next to AL ALAM PALACE and is possibly used as a guard fort for the palace. You are not allowed to enter. Again keep a stock a water and snacks just in case. Can get exhausting is the sun is out.

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Thank ashish s
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Opposite the Al Jalali fort, on the western side of the harbour stands the Al Mirani, built almost at the same time as the other and was under Portuguese occupation for about 150 years. While it seemed quite impregnable to us, we were told an interesting story about how it led to the end of the Portuguese occupation without a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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 15, 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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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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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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