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Taqah Castle closed for maintenance

22 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has announced the closure of Taqah Castle for maintenance. 

A statement issued by the ministry said, ‘The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism would like to notify the visitors of the continued closure of Taqah Castle in Dhofar governorate to conduct periodic maintenance.’

The 19th century Taqah Castle reflects the lifestyle of Sheikh Ali bin Taman al Ma’shani, one of the tribal leaders of the region of Taqah. It is now a museum with numerous exhibits. 

Taqah, located about 40km from Salalah, is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Oman. It is popular for the Taqah Castle and the beach where migratory birds flock all day long. It is said, the town of Taqah is unique from any other coastal town in Oman as one can see a blend of three different topographies merging at the place. With a clean beach in the south of the town, deserts in the north and mountains in the east, Taqah offers visitors many visual treats. 

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