Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman
Tourist places in Oman
General information about Oman
The Sultanate of Oman is located in the Arabian Peninsula, where it is surrounded to the west by a number of Arab countries and to the east by the Arabian Sea.
The Sultanate of Oman is a tourist destination for many Arab citizens and others from around the world. As the Sultanate contains a cultural heritage that was able to confront development and urbanization. A visitor to the country can see and live the Arab and Omani culture, especially as it was decades or generations ago. The country also contains different terrains, the most important of which are deserts and oases, with water bodies in the middle, giving a wonderful view for everyone who sees it. The Omani people are also distinguished by their generosity and quality for their visitors.
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
This religious edifice is an amazing masterpiece of Arab and Islamic architecture and designs. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, made of tons of Indian sandstone, is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the entire region. And its design was based on the heritage of many Islamic countries and cultures. It is decorated with Andalusian marble and mosaics, and its tiles are covered with authentic Persian carpets. The courtyard also contains large gardens and fountains that reflect the Islamic culture.
The Jalali Fort is an impregnable fortress in the old port of Muscat. It was built by the Portuguese Empire ordered by Philip I of Portugal in the 1580s to protect the port. Then the castle was used as the main prison in Oman. But this job expired in the last century. The Jalali Fort was rebuilt in 1983 and turned into a private museum of Omani cultural history. It displays cannons, ancient and identical muskets, maps, carpets and other military and artistic works in particular.
It was built over a period of 12 years in the seventeenth century by Sultan bin Saif Al-Yarba. The fort is famous for its 40-meter, round tower. Nizwa Fort (Nizwa Fort) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Sultanate of Oman. Because it is a wonderful example of ancient Omani architecture that provides an example of the way Omani people used to live in ancient times. Nizwa Fort contains seven wells, a number of prisons, and trial grounds. The main tower features several defense mechanisms that have been used by the Omanis in the past such as chutes, honey traps and shooting windows.
Nizwa Fort Inside the Nizwa Fort The fort also contains many exhibits and artefacts displayed in every room of the castle. There is also a beautiful gift shop and a permanent exhibition showing the geographical history of Oman, and many details about the history of Nizwa and how the capital of Oman was at one time.
It is a former home owned by the Al-Zubair family, and it is now a private museum funded by the Al-Zubair family founder. The museum opened its doors to visitors in the previous century in 1998, and there are various Omani artefacts that date back to many centuries, which are a mixture of various cultural and historical artifacts such as ancient cannons, jewelry and artworks, all of which tell the ancient history of Oman.