We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Incense burner shaped watch tower

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Hyderabad, India
Good photo opportunity

This is a small tower opposite the Riyam Park. The Riyam Park incense burner is visible from here... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Muscat, Oman
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (40)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
14 Aug 2018
“A Bliss To Witness the views”
14 Aug 2018
“View for the Perfect Sunsrise or Sunset”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Near Mutrah, Oman
Improve This Listing
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The beautiful sea on one side & the street on the other. A must visit for those who like to witness sunrise or sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rahulriteshswali
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The place is located at corniche near Riyam Park. Well maintained. There are steps to climb & ample parking space near the tower.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amishi K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Incense Burner Lookout Tower, Built to Celebrate Oman's 20th National Day, Riyam Park, Muscat, Oman. It overlooks the Muscat harbor.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This stands tall in the premises of Riyam park facing the Mutrah souq or corniche. Nice place for few good pics. Keep in mind that entry to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank ArvindYerram
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Walk past Mattrah Souk, down the corniche until you've reached Al Riyam park where there you'll find the pearl on top of a mountain and two forts on different mountains. The only fort accessible to public is the watch tower. Walk up the watchtower, be...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a small tower opposite the Riyam Park. The Riyam Park incense burner is visible from here. My friends from my photography group and I had visited this place during one of our first photo walks. Nice place to see 2 canons near Muttrah...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Very plain and straight-forward. It was made to watch and help protected the the port. Good stair climb opportunity. Nice views from the top of the stairs. The canons inside add that touch of authenticity. Helps you see the lay of the land. Not a...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank AlM352
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It looks really charming standing watch over the lovely old Muscat city (Muttrah) but I believe its not open to the public (the door of the stairs leading up was locked). It looks lovely at night with its lights on and is a good subject...More

Date of experience: December 2011
3  Thank FareehaM
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Had to jump a fence to get to the watch tower because it is permanently closed. Abused by local gent for doing so.

Thank fipty801
Reviewed 23 July 2008

This disused look-out is a short distance from Muttrah bazaar and is accessed from behind a derelict cafe. Park in the cafe car park and go behind the old cafe to access the steep steps (hundreds of them) to climb to the top. Views from...More

6  Thank J1650WAjohng
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 106 nearby hotels
Naseem Hotel
93 reviews
.47 miles away
Marina Hotel
81 reviews
.47 miles away
Riyam Hotel
83 reviews
.95 miles away
Sheraton Oman Hotel
467 reviews
1.78 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 581 nearby restaurants
Fastfood n Juice Centre
51 reviews
.99 miles away
341 reviews
.09 miles away
Bait Al Luban Omani Restaurant
874 reviews
.45 miles away
La Brasserie Restaurant - Muscat
96 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 205 nearby attractions
330 reviews
.25 miles away
Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art
116 reviews
.16 miles away
Fish Market
139 reviews
.46 miles away
Mutrah Souq
1,657 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Watchtower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines