Old Town of Mirbat

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Old Town of Mirbat
3.5
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Al Fatah Road, Mirbat 220 Oman
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,102 contributions
Old little town
Nov 2020 • Solo
Mirbat has always been linked with being one of the hot spots of the Oman Civil War in early 1970s where a famous battle took place in the town itself. There is building which has remained from that period and it is still kept in the same condition. The castle is renovated but being at the town centre can give one a much better impression of the reality of life in this small coastal town.
Written April 11, 2021
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TheAviator0765
Ripon, UK362 contributions
Worth Seeing - Real Life
Sep 2019
If you are in Salalah, it really is worth taking a trip to Mirbat. But a few things to note to manage expectations:

Mirbat is, well, gritty. In fact it could even be described as a bit run down, even derelict. But this is a real town. People live here. People work here.

The streets are narrow. In fact, just about wide enough for wing mirrors. In some places, not that wide!

But you won't get lost. The roads turn, twist, but eventually you'll come out and recognise something!

The harbour is interesting, and a place of work. Especially when a catch is being landed. But it can be shocking. We saw a large number of sharks slowly turning in the sun, and the smell was a bit oppressive!

Shops are limited to real world essentials.

As one who loves photography, great opportunities.

So visit, and see a bit of genuine, uncontrived Oman through your own eyes.
Written December 3, 2019
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK773 contributions
Old building nearby a fishing port
Oct 2018 • Couples
The old port of town has some 300 year old buildings, but there is not much to see, there is also the nearby fishing port
Written November 12, 2018
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mqm
London, UK52 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2018 • Family
Old simple fishing villages full of history. It was nice to walk around the small streets and soak in the culture and history of Mirbat.
Written February 19, 2018
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Muhamad Ajinas M
Vadakara, India9 contributions
Mirbat Oman
Jan 2018
Mirbat Oman a fishing town some 75 kilometers East of Salalah, There are many lovely beaches in Mirbat and on the way to Mirbat from Salalah. Some of them will definitely persuade you to stop your vehicle on the way to Mirbat. The entrance of Mirbat is marked with two miniature statues of prancing brown horses; one on each side of the road. These horses are whimsical memorial to the history of Mirbat as an important breeding center for Arabian steeds.
Written January 26, 2018
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reemsabryz
Doha, Qatar21 contributions
Quit Place
Sep 2017 • Family
A couple of kilometers beyond Bin Ali’s Mausoleum lies personable MIRBAT, one of the Dhofar’s most interesting smaller towns, and another in the chain of erstwhile frankincense ports which line the coast. Two miniature statues of prancing horses atop columns flank the entrance to the town – a whimsical memorial to its history as an important breeding center for Arabian
Written September 13, 2017
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CrewGreatEscape
Sprang-Capelle2 contributions
Mirbat is a very empty place under construction
Sep 2017 • Couples
Drive up there (one hour from Salalah and the only thing to do is the Marriot Hotel, For the rest it is a widespread empty place. Visit the fishmarket if you have the chance.
Written September 6, 2017
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,071 contributions
You must stop and walk about the busy Mirbat Seaport and the Castle...
Aug 2017 • Friends
The small town of Mirbat is located about 45 to 50 Km West of Salalah and is a must see site!
The road is very good between Salalah and Mirbat. Once there your there you should spend an hour touring and discovering this small yet important seaport city.
The city is famous as during the last Yemeni/Omani War this was one of the final battles.
When you enter the city from the East you first see one of the two forts or castles. Then you pass the famous Mirbat Cemetery, which is a must see site and then you enter the small yet busy town of Mirbat. Mirbat is primarily a seaport with the main business being selling fish. You must stop and walk about the busy Mirbat Seaport. You see the famous Omani Dowel’s which are used to go fishing for days on end and the smaller day fishing boats all with the same harbor.
Once you visit the seaport you must stop to visit the other Mirbat castle. It has a stunning view of the blue Indian Ocean and in the background you see the magnificent mountains. Take a walking tour of this castle and get some great photos along side the three old cannons still mounted and pointing out to see.
There aren’t many good hotels to select from in the town of Mirbat so I suggest you drive a few kilometers west to the fantastic Mirbat Marriott Hotel.
Written September 1, 2017
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