Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Sohar:

1. Sohar Corniche

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

A beautiful walk along the sandy beaches of Sohar, the Corniche can lead you to many beautiful destinations within Sohar like the Sohar Fort, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the handicraft market and so on! There are a lot of hotels along the Corniche where you can stay and enjoy the view too!

2. Sohar Fort

4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

The Sohar Fort is rumoured to be built around the first century. It is a beautiful fort that is situated on a hilltop with five towers. It has two parks, the Silver Jubilee Park and Sohar Park. These parks are ideal destinations for people who want to get out of the busy city. This fort is the most popular attraction in Sohar!

3. Sohar Handicraft Souq

4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

Filled with culture and history, each handicraft in this souq is designed so intricately! You can get the most beautiful and historic souvenirs here as well as many traditional ornaments. There are several shops that sell hookas (very popular in Oman and the Middle East). Visiting this souq makes everyone get a feel of the local culture and history of Sohar.

4. Sohar Muncipal Park

4.5 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

Located right next to the Sohar Beach Hotel, the Municipal Park is a clean park which is perfect for having a fun picnic with the kids or for a romantic date night! With all the best amenities like washrooms, a jogging track, children's play area and eateries close by, this park is frequented by locals during the weekends.

5. Fish Market, Sohar

3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

One of the cleanest fish markets in the country, the Sohar Fish market is just fun to see, even if you don't want to buy any fish! There are a variety of fishes that the fishermen sell, straight out of the sea. You'll even find that some of the fish are still alive!

6. Camel Racing Track, Sohar

3.7 /5

6 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Sohar

Although not advertised, this is one of the most enjoyable activities in Sohar! If you have the time, it is a worthy trip to the desert to watch the camel races. It is best to hire a guide so that you will know when a race will take place and be there for the experience. It is a once in a lifetime sight, being surrounded by spectators and seeing racers dressed in traditional clothes on camels!

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FAQs on Sohar

How can I commute within Sohar?

It is effortless to get around in Sohar as there are well-connected buses and many taxi-stands throughout the city. You could also rent a car in Sohar and drive around the city if you wish, as long as you have a valid international driving permit.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Sohar?

The top sightseeing places in Sohar are Sohar Corniche, Sohar Fort, Sohar Handicraft Souq, Sohar Muncipal Park, Fish Market, Sohar, Camel Racing Track, Sohar.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Sohar?

One Day Sohar Itinerary
Located at just a 2-hour drive from Muscat, you can drive there. Start off by visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. After this, head to the Camel Racing Track. Then head to lunch at one of the city's local eateries. After this, you can visit the Traditional Handicraft Souq for some unique souvenirs. Spend the evening at the Sohar Corniche and watch the sunset. Then drive back to Muscat.
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