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Quriyat Fort

fort and treasure box  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”.fort entranceancient potteryinside fort roomfort screen doorcoffee potsto any length fort kitchen sign  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.fort hallwayancient babys room items  A quick look at the childrens roomancient water jug  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.fort and flagwell from roof  Looking down on the well from the roof of the fortfort rooftop  That’s my new friend, Harmen, from Holland, in the corner of the roof there.harmen behind roof door  Peekaboo! Displaying the rooftop door leading down to the groundfloorindian fort watchtower  The Indian “watchman” who collects the entrance fee for the fort (500 baisas) and tries to persuade tourists to sign the guestbook.fort and treestree framed flag  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!


The sight awaiting you as you enter Muttrah Souq from the direction of the nearby mosque

Talal, the friendly shopkeeper of “Muttrah Heritage“. (Tel-24715414 GSM 96419177)

Talal showing me different Khanjars for sale at his shop. The brown khanjar on the left is made of camel leather and the handle of camel bone. You can buy Omani antiques, khanjars, necklaces, mujmers, coffee pots, silver, copper, brass and framing items.

These are just a few of the many khanjars for sale.

There are many cute perfume bottles for sale as well!
Muttrah Souq is one of my new favorite places for hanging out in Muscat. Such a wonderful feeling to the whole place. The locals seem more accustomed to having foreigners snapping photos which makes it great for photo-taking maniacs like myself! Muttrah Souq! I’ll definitely be back. Oh, yeah!