Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
Muttrah Fort reopens after renovation

Muttrah Fort reopens following renovation

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Sultan bin Jamil al Makhmari, acting director, Historical Site Development Department, Ministry of Tourism stated, “Muttrah Fort was officially opened to the public on June 18 (Monday). The renovation project has two phases.

“The first is the redevelopment of Muttrah Fort, which is now over. The second phase is that of investment wherein we will hand over the fort management to a company that will run it. The investment phase is ongoing and will soon be completed.”

Makhmari stated that as of now entry to the fort is free of charge, but there is a proposal to introduce a visitor’s charge. “Once ready we will send it to the authorised office for approval. We have proposed an entry fee of 500bz for those above 12 years, while for children between 6 and 12 years it will be 200bz. Tickets will be available at 100bz per person in case of large families of nine members or more.”

The fort attributes nine cannons as effectively as other weapons. Makhmari stated the view of Muttrah from the best of the fort is completely gorgeous. “People can see the sea, the mountains and the city from there. As part of the extensive renovation work, new lightings have been installed. We started renovation work in 2008.”

Timings:
 Saturdays to Thursdays: 9am to 4pm Fridays: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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