The forts of Al Buraimi

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The forts of Al Buraimi

Wilayat of Al Buraimi has tourist potential and natural resources that make it the centre of tourism attraction due to its various patterns of environments, including:  Al Hila Fort, which is located in the market neighbourhood, is one of the tourist landmarks in the wilaya. It was built on an area of about 4,200 square metre. The Fort includes three fortified sites in the form of towers. Hisn Al Khandaq (trench) Fort, which is located in Al Hamasa area. The fort is surrounded by a trench of 7.5 metre width and 3 metre depth. The fort is named after the trench that surrounds it, which was built by the people of the wilayat.

Another Al Khandaq Fort is located on three thousand and seven hundred square metres. The Ministry of Heritage and Culture restored it in 1993 to be one of the historical monuments that have been preserved in the country.
The Wilayat of Al Buraimi has enjoyed a remarkable development in the prosperous reign of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. It has been known for its markets and the diversity of its commercial goods.
Among the important markets in the wilaya is the vegetable and fruit market, which is located next to the fort’s roundabout in the city centre, and contains 148 shops.
The central municipality market contains 104 shops. There is also a market for antiquities. It is located next to the municipality market. It was previously prepared to be a Friday market and was transferred into a market for the sale of antiquities and heritage products after being prepared to be a museum, reflecting the heritage of the ancestors.
It is also famous for the presence of a number of traditional industries locally manufactured, like date palm leaves industries. It is also famous for other industries, such as textiles, which depends on sheep wool and copper industries. The Wilayat of Al Buraimi is also famous for the performance of various traditional arts, including Al Ayala and Al Razha. — ONA


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