BAHLA (بهلا)

We arrived in Bahla late in the afternoon and parked just in the middle of town next to one of the oldest fortresses in the country, the 13th-century Bahla Fort. It is located 40 km away from Nizwa in the Hajar Mountains. It was built by the Bani Nebhan tribe, who dominated the area from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Later, we wandered around the mud-brick houses, a fine example of a medieval Islamic community organized around the afalaj (irrigation channels). Then, we had our dinner (Schwarma plate, salad, hummus, garlic sauce, fresh lemon mint juice, and banana shake – 3,95 OMR) and tasty iced tea (1 OMR) in the old souq.

Parking location – Bahla: 22.963424N 57.299839E