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Al Sohar

Al Sohar (Oman)

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  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Castle and fortress
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours by car from Muscat
When to go
From October to April
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Al Sohar

Seasoned Traveller
130 written opinions

Sohar (or Suhar in Omani) is a port about 3 hours by road north of Muscat. It's a good place to stop for families as well as culture lovers and adventurers who are just passing through.

My suggestion:
Sohar is a possible stopping place for people leaving Muscat on the way to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the United Arab Emirates. Allow a maximum of half a day there. Get there by road from Muscat (preferably in a 4-wheel drive).
My review

Sohar is famous in the country for its port and its aluminium industry. Apart from that there are not a lot of tourist activities.

It's mostly just a stopping point on the road to Dubai where you can stretch your legs and visit Sohar fort. I particularly remember Al Hujra souk at Sohar. There are numerous crafts objects surrounded by wonderful fortified walls. There are also a lot of shopping centres (or malls) and supermarkets if you want something to eat or drink on the road.

In my opinion it's a peaceful town where you can relax a bit before you arrive in the frenetic activity of Dubai. But don't look on the town as a place to stay because you will be disappointed. 

Sohar beach
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