Over 360,000 visit forts, castles in Oman

February 25, 2019

Tourists visit Muttrah Fort on Monday (Syed Fasiuddin/Muscat Daily)

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has said that 366,360 people visited forts and castles in the sultanate last year.

“As many as 366,360 visited forts and castles in Oman until the end of 2018 compared to 319,163 in 2017, registering an increase of 14.8 per cent,” MoT stated on its Twitter account.

The ministry said that of these 251,080 were tourists from different countries, 47,792 Omanis, 8,514 GCC nationals and 7,586 Arab tourists.

MoT said that 23,397 school students visited forts and castles last year while the number of visitors under the age of 12 was 27,991.

Oman has many forts such as Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani Fort, Bahla Fort, Al Fiqayn Fort, Muttrah Fort and Nizwa Fort. These forts offer a glimpse of the Arabian culture and heritage.