We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

Incense Burner Lookout Tower, Built to Celebrate Oman's 20th National Day, Riyam Park, Muscat... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Delray Beach, Florida
Incense burner shaped watch tower

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Hyderabad, India
Read all 12 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“riyam park” (4 reviews)
“cannon” (3 reviews)
Near Mutrah, Oman

Similar Things to Do in Muscat Governorate

Write a ReviewReviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Incense Burner Lookout Tower, Built to Celebrate Oman's 20th National Day, Riyam Park, Muscat, Oman. It overlooks the Muscat harbor.

1  Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is one of the rarest watch towers which has a incense burner shape rather than a tower. This stands tall in the premises of Riyam park facing the Mutrah souq or corniche. Nice place for few good pics. Keep in mind that entry to...More

1  Thank ArvindYerram
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Walk past Mattrah Souk, down the corniche until you've reached Al Riyam park where there you'll find the pearl on top of a mountain and two forts on different mountains. The only fort accessible to public is the watch tower. Walk up the watchtower, be...More

3  Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is a small tower opposite the Riyam Park. The Riyam Park incense burner is visible from here. My friends from my photography group and I had visited this place during one of our first photo walks. Nice place to see 2 canons near Muttrah...More

2  Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Very plain and straight-forward. It was made to watch and help protected the the port. Good stair climb opportunity. Nice views from the top of the stairs. The canons inside add that touch of authenticity. Helps you see the lay of the land. Not a...More

2  Thank Al M
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It looks really charming standing watch over the lovely old Muscat city (Muttrah) but I believe its not open to the public (the door of the stairs leading up was locked). It looks lovely at night with its lights on and is a good subject...More

3  Thank FareehaM
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Had to jump a fence to get to the watch tower because it is permanently closed. Abused by local gent for doing so.

Thank fipty801
Reviewed 23 July 2008

This disused look-out is a short distance from Muttrah bazaar and is accessed from behind a derelict cafe. Park in the cafe car park and go behind the old cafe to access the steep steps (hundreds of them) to climb to the top. Views from...More

6  Thank John G
Nearby HotelsSee all 97 hotels in Muscat Governorate
Naseem Hotel
86 reviews
.75 km away
Marina Hotel
75 reviews
.79 km away
Riyam Hotel
60 reviews
1.54 km away
Al Waffa Hotel Flats
1 review
2.77 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fastfood n Juice Centre
39 reviews
1.59 km away
284 reviews
.14 km away
Bait Al Luban Omani Restaurant
674 reviews
.73 km away
La Brasserie Restaurant - Muscat
86 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mutrah Souq
1,474 reviews
.17 km away
301 reviews
.40 km away
Fish Market
119 reviews
.77 km away
Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art
88 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Watchtower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines