BARKA FORT (حصن بركاء)

Barka Castle dates back to the late 17th century (🎟️3 OMR). The first castle, Ya’arubi, was built to defend against Persian and Portuguese invaders. In 1748, the governor of Sohar, Ahmad Al Bu Said, a promoted merchant, enlarged and strengthened the castle. The newer and bigger castle, with its unusual octagonal tower and a location fending off incursions from the sea, cuts a dash along Barka’s busy coastline, flanked by several adjacent watchtowers.

Parking location – Barka: 23.708503N 57.895496E