Al Hazm Castle Tours

Al Hazm Castle
Al Hazm Castle is an impressive structure—one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in Oman. It is known as one of the most famous historical landmarks in the country and was built by Imam Sultan bin Seif II (whose tomb is still within the fort walls) in the early 18th century. 

Approaching the castle, visitors are led to a massive wooden door, intricately carved with script and design. The roof of Al Hazm is uniquely held by columns, as opposed to the traditional wooden supports. On the exterior, there are two fortified towers to see, along with a collection of artillery and cannons. Inside there are the grand living quarters of the Imam, including a kitchen, a courtyard, and a madrassah—a Qur’anic school. The castle is on the tentative list for inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Practical Info

Al Hazm Castle is located about 20 kilometers from Al Rustaq. It takes approximately two hours to drive there from Muscat. After turning left on the roundabout in the center of Al Hazm town, the fort is 1 kilometer down the road on the left.
Address: Ar Rustaq, Oman
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Private Day Tour of Rustaq - Voyage into the Past

Admire the forts and oases of rural Oman on this private full-day trip from Muscat. Accompanied by a private guide, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the coastal town of Barka to visit its morning fish market and restored house-turned-museum of Bait Na'am to learn about life here in the 1600s. Then, drive through gorgeous palm groves and ‘wadis’ (dry river beds) to see three of Oman’s beautiful forts, Al Hazm, Rustaq and Nakhl. View each splendidly restored fort, and then visit the natural springs at Thowarah before returning to Muscat.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Al Batina region culture Tours

The objective of the tour is to visit first the most famous forts in Al Batinaa Region ( Al Rustaq fort & Al Hazim castle) then visit the Hottest water spring in Oman  ( Ain Al Kasfaa) and Al Sawadi beach for the first day and do off-road trip on the second day of the tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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