Sohar is the most developed city in Sultanate of Oman outside the capital Muscat. It is about 200 kilometers north of Muscat. The city is renowned for its copper deposits, and archaeological evidence points to copper extraction being carried out 5000 years ago. There are still three copper mines in operation in Sohar with over 18 million tonnes of copper deposits.
This is an attractive region for tourists due to its clean, safe beaches and the plethora of archaeological features. Visitors will be attracted to its large souq with handy tailors, fruit sellers and fishermen vying for space, and its fort which stands apart with its four-story walls and six towers, an imposing sight overlooking the bay.
Things to See & Do
* Sohar Fort
* Sohar Park
* Souq in the town center
* Sohar Gate
* Bahjat Al Anthar (The Sultan's Palace in Sohar)
Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Population – 141,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 968
Port Location – The port is located approximately 15km to the north of the city.
Travel Links – Sohar is accessible via Al Fujairah International Airport (approx 100 km’s).
There are daily buses between all Omani cities (12 hours).