Forts and Historical Sites
In the past, Omani forts were constructed to safeguard the surrounding regions and deter invaders and aggressors. Today, these historical structures warmly welcome visitors with their grand facades, standing as enduring testaments to Omani craftsmanship and ingenuity across the ages. These impressive forts are scattered across the country, with some of the most renowned including Nizwa Fort in the Interior Governorate, Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts in Old Muscat, Nakhal and Al Rustaq Forts in the South Al Batinah Governorate, and Bahla Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Oman is also home to several ancient mud-brick villages, like those found in Manah in the Interior Governorate or Samharam in Dhofar Governorate.