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The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm

The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm is part of the Tentative list of Oman in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.



  • Tentative

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Community Reviews

John booth New Zealand 16-Nov-10

The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T) by John Booth

Rostaq fort is located at the foot of the impressive Western Hajar Mountains, a range of bare steep sided mountains. The fort itself does not seem as dramatically located though as the one nearby at Nakhal. Rostaq is distinguished by having a falaj flowing beneath it, but this feature is already included on the WHS list.

Rostaq is located on a loop road off the Batinah highway, and makes a delightful side trip when travelling between Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

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  • 1988 - Submitted 

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The site has 2 locations.

  • ak-Hazm
  • Rostaq