Complement your tour of some of the most ancient structures of Oman with a stay at one of the most modern and stylish Oman luxury resorts to get the most out of your holiday. Overlook a canyon on the famous Green Mountain about an hour’s drive away from Nizwa at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, which positions you to enjoy the comforts as well as visit the most spoken of historical monuments including the Jabrin Fort or Jibreen Castle as it is sometimes referred to.
The hallmark of the castle or fort is the unprecedented views it offers; the extent of observation made possible by the height and design allowed soldiers to protect the kingdom and today the very same unprecedented view is enjoyed by tourists. While the purpose and users have changed drastically over the years the majesty and elegance seems to have remained magically.
Entering the building after procuring a ticket and donning on the earplugs with the audio tape guides you through the grand edifice. The explanations are simple and clear, but the directions can be a bit confusing for a first timer. Probably castles were built that way on purpose so as to stall enemies, but the labyrinth like layout makes the tour all the more interesting. There are a few artifacts on display in certain rooms including weaponry and Arabian calligraphy. The audio briefing is very informative and sheds light on the life and history of Omanis, sultans and the great fort.
Lately, the Jabrin Fort has been renovated and most feel that it has been for the betterment of the structure. The renewing efforts have not marred anything of value but have added some modern amenities to make the visit comfortable, yet it is not the most welcoming place for differently abled and elderly people.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+