- Encounters with locals
- Castle and fortress
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.