Nakhal Fort
Nakhal Fort
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  • vtex001
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic example of an Omani fort
    We tried to visit last year but the fort was closed for renovations. Our second attempt found the fort open and in excellent condition. The work has made the fort look authentic and accessible. Only 2 OMR per person entry fee and free parking. There is a cafe opposite the car park entrance. There was still a little bit of work going on and it looks like more rooms will be opened in the future. The views from the top are fantastic and even though it was 36 C, there was a breeze and some shade as you walk around the fort. As others have said, some information boards would be nice but we have been to Nizwa Fort so some of the rooms and functions were familiar. I think visiting late in the day would be good as you could wait after for the sunset and watch the fort become illuminated. Easy access from road 13, highly recommended as a day trip from Muscat along with Rustaq and maybe Wakan.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Eva F
    Bloomington, Illinois47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautifully restored fort with stunning views
    A short drive from Muscat, it is a place that is worth the visit. Beautifully restored with gorgeous views and out of the beaten path. You will enjoy the quiet beauty of this place. You can combine it with a visit to Al Thowarah Hot Springs, only about a 10-min. drive from the fort.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 January 2024
  • MoeofOman
    Muscat, Oman38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit and not for history seekers only
    A beautiful spot to be at, getting by to know more about the fort. The fort location is great since it’s overseeing Nakhal. Description of the fort very room and place in the fort is showcased, and a nice cafe is located at the top of the fort.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 June 2024
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MoeofOman
Muscat, Oman38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A beautiful spot to be at, getting by to know more about the fort. The fort location is great since it’s overseeing Nakhal.
Description of the fort very room and place in the fort is showcased, and a nice cafe is located at the top of the fort.
Written 14 June 2024
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NKhalid7
East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Place is beautiful BUT can be very dangerous for families with kids. From the first sight everything looks normal and safe but for God’s sake be careful with their windows! They are not well maintained! Our 2 year old almost reached the OPEN tiny window in one of the rooms on top. The one with canon. We heard that fort was closed for maintenance for quite some time. However it looks like it wasn’t done well at all. The flag stand was fallen, some windows were “closed” with wood which already fell off. This historical monument deserves better care indeed.
Written 15 January 2024
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Eva F
Bloomington, IL47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A short drive from Muscat, it is a place that is worth the visit. Beautifully restored with gorgeous views and out of the beaten path. You will enjoy the quiet beauty of this place. You can combine it with a visit to Al Thowarah Hot Springs, only about a 10-min. drive from the fort.
Written 15 January 2024
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vtex001
Shrewsbury, UK141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We tried to visit last year but the fort was closed for renovations. Our second attempt found the fort open and in excellent condition. The work has made the fort look authentic and accessible. Only 2 OMR per person entry fee and free parking. There is a cafe opposite the car park entrance. There was still a little bit of work going on and it looks like more rooms will be opened in the future.
The views from the top are fantastic and even though it was 36 C, there was a breeze and some shade as you walk around the fort. As others have said, some information boards would be nice but we have been to Nizwa Fort so some of the rooms and functions were familiar.
I think visiting late in the day would be good as you could wait after for the sunset and watch the fort become illuminated.
Easy access from road 13, highly recommended as a day trip from Muscat along with Rustaq and maybe Wakan.
Written 30 September 2023
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great Fort to visit in Oman, no tourists, entrance 2,000 OMR, makes a very positive impression because of the size and the surrounding oasis.
Written 23 May 2023
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70ava
Beijing, China1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Do go to see the place - it is just stunning. From each and every angle and even from far away. The picture perfect fort is probably the most beautiful we have seen in Oman.
Written 12 March 2023
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bav74
Salt Lake City, UT15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
great place with amazing and stunning views from the top, very beautiful area for a family picinic a must-visit place
Written 7 April 2022
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Syed Saif
Muscat, Oman21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I visited the place once with my cousin and it was a weekday afternoon so the shops were closed and the place was empty. All the potteries where out and we were tapping on them. It was huge and total silence filled the place, felt like a little adventure...
Written 19 February 2022
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Reza Sattarzadeh
Muscat, Oman2,549 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Nakhal Fort is one of the very few forts in Oman which dates back to the pre-Islamic period. The Fort is larger than most of the other forts in Oman and is located at the heart of the town of Nakhal. The setting is just behind the Jabal Al Akhdar mountain and one could feel the difference is the greenery in the area.

The Fort has been renovated a few times and is still being renovated to this day. Visiting the interior of the Fort is not possible now but seeing it from outside is worth it.
Written 13 January 2022
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Mussab
Al Hamra, Oman8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Business
Nakhal Fort is a large fortification in Al Batinah Region of Oman. It is named after the Wilayah of Nakhal. The fort houses a museum, operated by the Ministry of Tourism, which has exhibits of historic guns, and the fort also hosts a weekly goat market.
Written 18 December 2020
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