Sohar has been voted the mot picturesque city in the Middle East. With this statement in mind, you know you’re in for some awe inspiring scenery!
The ancient marine town has become one of the most developed cities in Oman over the years. Despite being a bustling industrial hub nowadays it still maintains much of its historical character, with fascinating landmarks such as the Bahjat Al Anthar and fish market, which resonates with the town’s traditional identity as a fishing town. For this reason, if you’re a seafood lover you’ll be in your element here, with so much delicious fresh food to try.
There is a lot to keep visitors occupied, with a traditional Souk in the town centre, along with a market near to the Sohar fort. Alongside these are modern shopping malls, allowing you to weave through the past and the present as you explore the area, making a strong acquaintance with the Omani culture. You can embrace the warm weather and inspiring scenery by visiting the two main parks in the area: Sohar Park and the Silver Jubilee Park. Maybe bring a picnic, read a book or just stroll through the daydream ambience!
Sohar is a great place for a number of visitors, including families. Attractions such as the regional sports complex and Sohar Plaza Cinema provide something entertaining on restless days or quiet evenings. Speaking of evenings, you definitely won’t run out of restaurants to visit, with a diverse range of hospitable eateries serving international cuisine.
Sohar has liveliness alongside an ambience calmed by historical presence. It is therefore an ideal place for a mixture of travellers, who are sure to find something beautiful and exciting about this part of Oman.
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