Like its sister fort, Al Mirani is inaccessible to the public and can only be viewed from the outside. However, its presence—complemented by the almost mirror-image Al Jalali that faces it—brings notable symmetry to Old Muscat’s harbor, with a fort crowning each of its two promontories.
Al Mirani is a fixture on all Muscat tours. Most include photo ops at Old Muscat’s harborfront to see Al Mirani and Al Jalali, and the Al Alam Palace, also overlooking the bay. Other ways to see Al Mirani include boat trips that sail past the bay; hop-on hop-off bus tours, and evening tours that showcase the harborside when both forts are beautifully illuminated by floodlights. It may also be possible to see the harbor on a Muscat day trip from Dubai.