Explore ancient forts
Oman is dotted with ancient forts, many of which have been well restored. Two of the most famous forts, Jalali and Mirani, guard the entrance to Muscat bay. Although these cannot be visited, many others can. West of Muscat are the imposing towers of Nakhal and Rustaq castle, both easily accessible as a day trip from the capital, whilst inland is the Unesco site of the 12th-century Bahla castle and the immense circular fort in Nizwa, one of the oldest castles in Oman.