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Al Buraimi

Rich with Omani History

Located in the north-west of Oman and bordering A’Dhahirah, Al Buraimi is a semi-desert plain which descends from the southern slopes of the western Al Hajar Mountains. Ruins in the area, such as those found at the villages of Sharm and Madhbah, highlight the existence of ancient trade routes.

From the ‘Fossil Valley’ of Jebel Huwayah to the many castles within the interior villages and countryside and the golden sands of the Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter), Al Buraimi offers plenty of opportunities for those with a taste of adventure.

The town of Al Buraimi also serves as the traditional border to Al Ain (UAE), about 370km from Muscat.

Places to see and Things to Do in Al Buraimi

Interested in a particular type of holiday experience? there is so much to do in Oman that you will want to keep coming back. Here are just a few of the possibilities to help make your next visit to Oman perfect.

Rub Al Khali – Empty Quarter

One of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) is teeming with wildlife, ranging from reptiles to various birds of prey and smaller mammals. In Al Buraimi, the wilayat of A’Sunaynah is known for its mega dunes.

Heritage & Crafts

Oman has always placed great importance on the preservation of its heritage and traditional craftsmanship. Handed down through generations, craftwork is still practiced according to old traditions and with a modern twist by Omani artisans across the Sultanate.

Wadi Kitnah

Cut into the stone, this wadi is a chain of water pools and submerged caves that make it a canyoning haven. Those that prefer a more leisurely hike, can follow the wadi’s edge to or from Kitnah village.
 
 

Mountains 

Mountains take up a large part of Oman’s landscape, varying greatly in appearance vegetation. Often times they feature stunning wadis, cut into the mountains through time and crossable only by 4×4.

Wadi Al Qahfi

Located nearly 50km from the Wilayat of Mahdah, fresh water flows most of the year. The rocky mountain scenery leads to a natural swimming pool below where you can swim between the grey stones and into the channel.
 
 

Souqs & Shopping

From aromatic Frankincense to traditional clothing and silver works, Oman’s souqs provide an atmospheric shopping experience that is uniquely Omani. Most larger settlements in Oman have their own souq, the most famous being Muttrah Souq, situated on the Old Muscat waterfront and selling everything from clothes, to silver, spices, Frankincense and more.

Museums

Oman has a number of museums, primarily in the capital area, that are focused on promoting culture, science, and heritage.

Al Hillah Castle
Overlooking Al Khandaq Castle, Husn Al Hillah used to be the residence of the local governor. Its walls reach up to six metres, and these high walls with intricate adornments make it unique in Oman and well worth a visit when in Al Buraimi.
 
 

Arts & Entertainment

Oman is a country that remains true to its roots, striking a successful balance between traditional and modern arts and entertainment. This unique blend helps cater to the entertainment needs of visitors whilst still preserving the country’s alluring Arabian charm.

Dining

Whether it is tasty street food or fine dining, visitors to Oman will find a wide range of options to suit all tastes. From contemporary restaurants serving all types of international cuisine in hotels, resorts, malls and commercial areas, to the casual shawarma eateries and coffee shops, the possibilities are endless.