This fort is located in the middle of Quriyat which is about an hour from Muscat along the coastal Sur highway. We only found it by getting lost on the way to the ocean side fort. Little is posted or written about this fort as most people incorrectly tend to call the small fort on the ocean “Quriyat Fort”. The fort has a store room, children(s) bedroom, kitchen and master bedroom. Each room has old artifacts from what would have been in such rooms some 250 years ago. A quick look at the childrens room This picture of this piece of pottery is just a reminder that they obviously didn’t have refrigerators back then. In order to cool beverages, they would place them in such pieces of pottery and hang them on the walls. Looking down on the well from the roof of the fort That’s my new friend, Harmen, from Holland, in the corner of the roof there. Peekaboo! Displaying the rooftop door leading down to the groundfloor The Indian “watchman” who collects the entrance fee for the fort (500 baisas) and tries to persuade tourists to sign the guestbook. This last photo was taken by Harmen with his camera but it was so good I just had to steal it, ha!ha!
Overall, it was quite an interesting visit to Quriyat Fort to get an idea of how Omanis lived about 250 years ago!