Top things to do in Bahla & Jabreen

Top Choice Castle in Bahla & Jabreen

Jabreen Castle

Rising without competition from the surrounding plain, Jabreen Castle is an impressive sight. Even if you have had a surfeit of fortifications, it's worth making the effort to clamber over one more set of battlement…
Top Choice Fort in Bahla & Jabreen

Bahla Fort

After many years of restoration, Bahla Fort, one of the largest in Oman, makes a grand sight looming over the sprawling modern settlement of Bahla. Built by the Bani Nebhan tribe who were dominant in the area from t…
Workshop in Bahla & Jabreen

Bahla Potteries

All over Oman, terracotta pots with simple ribbed motifs decorate the entrances to smart villas and hotels. The potteries where these beloved vessels are made are humble in comparison, buried in Bahla's backstreets.…
Middle Eastern in Bahla & Jabreen

River Nile Restaurant

With a rather elegant dining room, tables draped with cloths and upholstered chairs, this restaurant is a cut above the norm in a region of utilitarian dining. The menu focuses on grilled meat and filling rice dishe…
Walls in Bahla & Jabreen

Battlements

Said to have been designed by a woman 600 years ago, Bahla's remarkable battlements are noticeable at every turn of the main road through town. The walls extend for several kilometres from the fort along the adjacen…
Market in Bahla & Jabreen

Bahla Old Souq

Opposite Bahla Fort, on the other side of Nizwa–Bahla Rd, rows of low-rise, arched buildings hide the entrance to a tiny traditional souq. A giant tree shades the central courtyard and a series of small workshops se…