Mirani Fort
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Phill147
Sydney, Australia906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
This fort is steeped in History and must be seen in day light and night time. Apart from that there is not a lot else one can say! as its not open to the public. It does how ever provide a lovely back drop to the left side of the Royal Palace. I have included a picture of both night and day
Written 3 June 2015
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Luthilu
Doha, Qatar2,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Again, I'm not a huge historian but this was a interesting place to visit. It was cheap to visit and surrounded by an interesting town and souq.

Avoid the lunch time just because even in December it was so hot. There are a lot of places to visit inside and some lovely gifts shops.

We enjoyed ourselves walking around this beautiful building.
Written 14 April 2017
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Salman Khalid
Rawalpindi, Pakistan14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
One of the 2 forts sitting on either sides of Al Alam Palace (in old Muscat).
Unfortunately its closed to public like the other one (called Jalali Fort).
One can only see its walls and some towers from distance.
A piece of history and Omani-Portuguese architecture. 2 out of 5.
Written 21 December 2013
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Konstantia M
Piraeus, Greece1,528 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I didn't have the chance to get inside. It is near the palace Al Alam, ideal for a relaxing walk and to take some pictures from the old port.
Written 26 May 2020
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,548 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This fort is 5 min walk from Al alam palace, i did not get chance to get in but it is a massive Fort which you can see while walking around. Nothing special but nice
Written 3 January 2020
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ColletteBeh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Nice architecture.
Just help yourself to the top, and you will see the lovely view!
A place which just near to the Souq. Proximate 10-15min walk.
Written 18 March 2019
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VossDXB
Copenhagen, Denmark121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
The fort is located next to the Sultan's palace. It's worth the while visiting it, when you are in the area. The view over the water is nice as well.
Written 13 August 2016
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Elwin P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
In olden days prisoners of war were kept over here, well maintained and kept up well lit, having a flight of staircase
Written 26 July 2016
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117abbas
Hyderabad, India1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
Opposite the Al Jalali fort, on the western side of the harbour stands the Al Mirani, built almost at the same time as the other and was under Portuguese occupation for about 150 years. While it seemed quite impregnable to us, we were told an interesting story about how it led to the end of the Portuguese occupation without a cannon being fired!!

Some of the locals standing around told us that around 1640 or so, the Commander of the Portuguese forces fell in love with the daughter of a Hindu supplier of defence supplies to the fort. While the Commander pleaded with the merchant, he was adamant at not getting his daughter married to a non Hindu. The commander then threatened the supplier with dire consequences, saying that he would be ruined if he did not agree to give his daughter in marriage to him . The Hindu supplier thought of a plan: he agreed to the marriage as a ruse and pretended to be busy in making preparations for the wedding.

At the same time, he convinced the Portuguese commander that the supplies in the fort were not up to the mark and needed to be replaced. After removing the gunpowder , grains etc essential to the fort's defences, he did not replace them but secretly went to the Sultan and told him to attack the fort which was now defenceless. The Sultan, therefore, retook the fort without firing a shot!!!

After hearing this anecdote, we proceeded to see the palace nd surrounding attractions in the Old Muscat area.
Written 5 September 2015
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FIbrahim
Muscat, Oman406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
When you visit the Alam Palace in Muscat center , you will see the two proud and strength-filled historical monumental fortresses called Jalali and Mirani names after two Balushi generals who defended muscat against the Portuguese invasion. They are hundreds of years old and were used as prisons for the previous sultan opponents.
Written 9 December 2014
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