A’Dhahira

BAT TOMB

© Paul Walley

Dhofar Dhofar Dhofar Al Batinah Al Batinah Al Batinah AL BURAIMI AL BURAIMI AL BURAIMI MUSCAT MUSCAT MUSCAT A'Sharqiyah A'Sharqiyah A'Sharqiyah AL WUSTA AL WUSTA AL WUSTA A'Dhahira A'Dhahira A'Dhahira A'Dakhiliyah A'Dakhiliyah A'Dakhiliyah MUSANDAM MUSANDAM MUSANDAM SALALAH SALALAH MUSCAT SALALAH MUSCAT

Once situated in prime position on the ancient caravan trade routes, A’Dhahira is traditionally the bridge between Oman’s stunning mountain ranges and neighbouring countries. Archaeology and history play a major role in this region, which extends all the way from the Al Hajar mountains to the Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali).

East of Ibri, the small village of Bat is home to a remarkable array of beehive tombs from the Bronze Age, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.

The city of Ibri can be reached within a few hours from Muscat, and is home to the impressive Ibri Fort, with its ancient mosque and many different gates.

PLACES TO SEE