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05 Must See Places in Sohar – Beautiful Seaside City

Sohar Oman is just 2 hours from the capital Muscat. It is a scenic seaside city home to many attractions. Considered the lushest city in Oman the drive to Sohar is dotted with many treats.

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Drive to Sohar

Drive to Sohar

The drive to the verdant city of Sohar is an attraction in itself. Definitely the most picturesque of all Omani cities the drive to Sohar will be prove to be quite a treat. Sohar is part of the lush Batinah region, as such along the way you are going to pass gorgeous crops of dates, mango, banana, forage crops and colourful vegetables. Once the home of legendary Sinbad the Sailor, Sohar is ideal for either a business or family stay and while city is one of the best places to find a top family hotel Oman. Sohar is also an important stop for many travellers as it is a transit point for tourists travelling from Oman to Dubai and many tourists take the time to find the best Sohar hotel in order to spend time exploring the ancient heritage city home to one of the country's largest ports.

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Sohar Castle

Sohar Castle

Sohar Castle or fort is an ancient structure constructed by the Portuguese. The city's rich copper trading days are well chronicled at the onsite museum as are the trading days enjoyed with Canton China. The castle located along the way to family friendly Al Wadi Hotel sits by the ocean and is quite close to the Corniche if you are looking forward to walks along the beach.

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City Cinema – Sohar

City Cinema – Sohar

If you are on family holiday to Sohar do take time to spend an evening at the City Cinema. The place has multiple screens and show movies in diverse languages, mainly English, Hindi and Tamil. Movies are always of top quality while the provision of refreshments makes it a well-rounded family entertainment venue. Foodies too will enjoy a movie and snacks as some delicious local titbits are served at the food kiosks located around the multiplex. Weekends see an influx of crowds at the City Cinema, hence it is wise to get there early if you are considering a movie on a weekend.

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Safeer Mall

Safeer Mall

Shopaholics treat yourselves at the Safeer Mall. It is one of the largest shopping centres in the city housing not only retail stores but dining venues and entertainment hubs. Families with kids will find the kiddies entertainment section quite a welcome break while the food court lets you try out some local delicacies as well as favourite fast food options. Of course the shops sell just about anything from exotic local wares to everyday accessories. You will find that this mall is not always crowded and is a pleasure to explore.

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Wakan Village

Wakan Village

If you love the countryside then do visit Wakan Village. It is a verdant sanctuary that promises to soothe mind body and soul. Resplendent with valleys and many trees the area is where you will find verdant apricot orchards and in season witnessing the apricot pickers is quite a treat.