Did you ever know that Sohar has been credited as the fabled birthplace of the famous fictional character Sinbad the Sailor! The city has once served as a significant Islamic port town. It is now hailed as a major industrial hub and tourists may find lodgings and properties such as Al Wadi Sohar Hotel that provide them with easy access to several attractions around.
Things to See
Sohar Castle is a great place to visit from your hotel in Sohar. It was built somewhere between the 13th and 14th centuries and now houses a museum within it. The white façade of this place offers great photo ops as well. Sohar Gate and Silver Jubilee Public Park are some other attractions in the city.
Where to Eat
The Mandarin is a great place to try out authentic Chinese delicacies. If you’ve got the fancy to try out mutton biriyani, dal makhani, or chicken tikka masala, Chulha is a great restaurant. Al Zafaran is a fabulous place to try out dishes from Arab cuisine.
Things to Do
From geological tours that will take you to scenic villages nestled right at the foot of the Hajar mountains to exploring date plantations and learning about camel breeding, Sohar offers plenty of things to do.
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