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Address: Qasr Al Alam Street | Old Muscat, Oman
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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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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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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Built to protect the former Portuguese colony of Oman (1507-1650), the "Forte do Almirante", today known as Al Mirani Fort, had its construction started in 1587, at the same time of his twin-fort, the Al Jalali. Both are very imponent and guard bravely the Bay of Muscat. You can only see both forts from the outside, as visiting is not... More 

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Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Same comments as I made for Jalili fort. My rating is for the vision of the fort sitting atop of the jebel in Muscat. Without it the feel of history and the vista would not be the same. I do not believe that there is free access to Mirani Fort.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The forts are a great sight from the corniche. Unfortunately they dont allow us to see the forts from the inside. It worth seeing them in the night also.

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