24 July 2024

Visited this interesting partially deserted town. Once the capital of Dhofar, the town of Mirbat is now known primarily for fishing. The weather was Scorching, felt like mid 30s

In ancient times Mirbat was the capital of Dhofar, with an income derived from the frankincense trade and from breeding Arabian horses. During the Dhofar Rebellion it was the site of the Battle of Mirbat in 1972. Today the town has a population of 15,000 and is known primarily for fishing.

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There were a number of old merchant houses, built in traditional Yemeni-style mud brick with hand-carved doors and windows.

Too hot to eat inside so I bought nuts and yoghurt drink.

Mirbat Town, Oman

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