Al Hazm Fort


With Nakhal and Rustaq, Al Hazm is one of the three great Batinah Plain forts and like them, it protects a large plantation. Currently closed for a lengthy restoration project, it's still of interest for its giant ramparts and position in the middle of the arid Batinah Plain.

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