This fort was the key to controlling Muscat for over 500 years. It changed hands several times between the Portuguese and Ottomans as both tried to control crucial shipping lanes and the flow of spices from east Asia to Europe. Mostly a site to take photos as entry was is not always permitted (it wasn’t when I was there).

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