For the traveler or the businessman who visits the Middle East, there are a vast array of attractions to explore and be amazed at, diverse cultural experiences to enjoy and many souvenirs to take back home to share with friends and family, not forgetting the great stories and the tales to share with many generations about ones travels in the Middle East.
For the traveler visiting Muscat, amongst the numerous tourist hot spots there is Sohar Fort Museum. It is situated at Governorate of al-Batinah North and is located on the beach, it is one of the best settings to understand the country’s relationship with the sea and its ties that bind the lives of the people on the land to the vast ocean. It is also in Sohar that the legendary sailor Sinbad is said to have lived and even today the lives of the people are intertwined with the Sea. It also showcases the city role in promoting Islam as a religion in the world and spreading the message of Prophet Mohamed throughout the world.
Dating back to the 18th century, it is one of the must see places to go if one is interested in trade relations and ancient sea faring that took place in this region and the ties between Oman and the civilizations that revolved around the Indus River and Euphrates river. Oman being a major trade hub in the region, this museum showcases many sea faring equipment, weapons and such other equipment that was used by ancient sailors and people of this land in their day today lives. What is more, here one will also be able to familiarize oneself with the ancient copper industry in the country.
It is open to the public from eight in the morning to 1.30 in the afternoon and then from 4 to six in the evening from Saturday to Wednesday. It is open from nine in the morning to one in the afternoon on Thursdays. For entry an adult has to pay 500 Baisa and children above 6 years have to pay 6000 Baisa.