Wadi Hibi is located about 80km from Sohar and meanders between rugged mountains and date palms. Its main attractions are the fort, which has two large courtyards, as well as its many natural water pools.
Facing the sea, Al Khabourah Castle is located 2km north east from the Al Khabourah roundabout. Visitors can explore the former living and storage quarters left and right of the large courtyard, or enjoy the stunning views of the sea and surroundings from the castle walls.
With its sand coloured walls and towering position above the village of Liwa, Liwa Castle is a stunning attraction well worth the visit. Just north of Sohar, Liwa village is set within green palm plantations, making the castle stand out even more.
Rather than the usual mud brick colour associated with forts in Oman, the Sohar Fort is completely white. Built during the 13th century, Sohar Fort now houses a small museum in its largest tower but an original 10km long tunnel that served as an escape route in the event of a siege is still intact.