Al Buraimi

Khandaq Fort

© Aaron Shackleford

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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.