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This is one of the oldest forts in Oman that shows the historical strengh of Oman Government during old days This was the palace of the king and it was an army center You can... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the oldest forts in Oman that shows the historical strengh of Oman Government during old days This was the palace of the king and it was an army center You can view the great view of the fort along with view of the sea

2 Thank sadiq864
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The fort was closed for renovation when I visited, but a got in anyway. The renovation appears to a bit slap dash, so not sure if the fort will be as authentic as it once was, but then what did it used to look like. Renovated many times imagine. Anyway, climb up to the flag pole and you will get... More 

Thank Miotoni
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143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Saw the Fort from ground level. I was told by a local who was showing us around that it isn't open. That is a shame as it would be a nice place to visit and I'm sure the view from up there would be amazing!

Thank Alim U
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The inside of the fort is closed to visitors now due to construction. I was told that is has been closed now for some time and will most likely not reopen to the public as it is being used for something else now. You can walk along the water and take a look at the outside however.

Thank Melissa L
Beirut, Lebanon
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89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I was intrigued by the fort while visiting the bay and decided to go up for a visit. Had to do the whole tour until I finally found the way up. The stairs are a bit scary, better be careful while going up and down. The fort was unfortunately closed, which is a shame. But I enjoyed the view and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

AL Jalali Fort standing steadily and firmed at the Old Muscat City, it was another attraction and a good view for photography enthusiast and a collection for traveler like me. It was one of the oldest structure in the history of Oman. I recommend to visit it in the morning or before dark to capture a great look from the... More 

1 Thank swaytap
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Looks nice from far. Public not allowed inside which is a great shame as it would be really interesting to see the inside of a fort. Can't really understand the beauty of a building unless seen from close by and also to see the interior.

Thank UBrummyZ
Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

wonderfull outside looking only visitors not allowed to get in its closed to the Royal Palce Alalam,close to the main attractives in Muscat

Thank fayeq-alnatour
Groningen, The Netherlands
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Al Jalali Fort is only to been seen from afar which makes it hard to really appreciate it. Maybe the history is great but it would have been nice to have a more close-up experience.

2 Thank takeusanywhere
Muscat, Oman
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320 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

When you visit the Alam Palace in Muscat center , you will see the two proud and strength-filled historical monumental fortresses called Jalali and Mirani names after two Balushi generals who defended muscat against the Portuguese invasion. They are hundreds of years old and were used as prisons for the previous sultan opponents.

3 Thank FIbrahim

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