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

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
ashish s

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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.

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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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.

Thank UBrummyZ
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.

Thank Sanusc
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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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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.

Thank Roel K
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.

Thank keethy
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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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 

Thank Jolyon67
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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