Destination Oman: Samail Castle
Shaquel al Balushi finds that the Samail Castle is an enchanting fortress that continues to keep its eye on the region.
There’s something eerily unique about a castle. Yes, with military-themed architecture and heavily fortified walls, they all may look identical, but under the surface, each castle tells a different story – and that’s what makes my trips to these areas all the more special.
And as spectacular castles go, the one at Samail has to be among my favourites, as it sits atop a rocky crop, and is nestled carefully amid the dramatic mountainous backdrop and date farms.I suspect that this is what gives the castle its commanding features.