Welcome to Mirbat
The town of Mirbat is something of a backwater these days, but it has considerable historical significance. This was the scene of fierce fighting during the 1970s, when communists fought a war of independence from the rest of the country. Today, there is little evidence of those hostilities, and the only unrest a visitor is likely to experience is the summer sea crashing against the beautiful white-sand beach. Some old merchant houses with their wooden, latticed windows are of passing interest, and there's the onion-domed Bin Ali's tomb, 1km off the main road, marking the entrance to the town.