Sohar (Arabic: صحار) is a city located in the Al Batinah Region of the Sultanate of Oman, 240 kilometers north-west of the capital Muscat. Sohar was an ancient capital of Oman.
Many believe Sohar to be the birthplace of Sindbad the Sailor. Having a rich sailing history, Sohar is traditionally a fishing town and has a fish souk.
Sohar is close to ancient copper mines and Jebel Akhdar (the Green Mountain), the tallest mountain in Oman. It is also fairly close to the fort-towns of Ibri, Nakhl, Rustaq and Nizwa.