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  • Address: Oman
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  • Admission: Free

Rustaq was once the capital of Oman, and you can still see many traces of its historical legacy. In a city of low buildings, most no taller than the palm trees which abound here, the pre-Islamic-era Rustaq Fort makes a majestic sight. Its thick walls enclose a mosque long known as a center of Islamic learning. Al-Hazm Castle is built in a similarly monumental style, though it dates from more than a millennium later.

The wadis (valleys) of the surrounding area are well worth exploring and are known for their natural springs: Al-Kasfa is the most popular place to enjoy the therapeutic properties of the warm, sulfurous waters. Natural irrigation makes this a fertile fruit-growing region which is also known for its excellent honey.

Practical Info

Rustaq (or Ar-Rustaq), is in the Hajar Mountains about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Muscat. It can be easily combined with a trip to nearby Jebal Akhdar.

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Private Tour: Nakhl and Rustaq Forts and Hot Water Springs from Muscat, Muscat, null
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Private Tour: Nakhl and Rustaq Forts and Hot Water Springs from Muscat

The Forts tour takes one to the historical towns of Nakhl and Rustaq both of which have splendid forts which take one back to Oman's bygone era. Also included ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Private Day Tour of Rustaq - Voyage into the Past, Muscat, Nature & Wildlife
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Private Day Tour of Rustaq - Voyage into the Past

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Your private tour starts with a visit to the fish market and souk in Barka and a visit of Bait Na'am, a fortified house where the Imams used to overnight ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.59

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