Al Buraimi

Khandaq Fort

© Aaron Shackleford

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Bordering A’Dhahirah in the north-west of Oman, Al Buraimi is a semi-desert plain descending from the southern slopes of the western Al Hajar Mountains. The area’s ruins, 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 that pepper the interior villages and countryside or the golden sands of the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter), Al Buraimi offers something for those with a taste of adventure.

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