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
Al Khandaq Castle
Considered one of the most picturesque monuments in the region, Husn Al Khandaq is named after the large moat encircling it, something unique in Oman. Built around 200 years ago, its towers are embossed with zigzag designs – so make sure to look up during your visit.
Camping – Rub Al Khali Mega Dunes
Located in the Wilayat of A’Sunaynah, Ramlat Duhayth is a part of the Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter) known for some of the largest mega sand dunes in the world. Exploring the area is only possible by 4WD vehicle. It is recommended to go as part of a group with more several cars just in case one gets stuck in the sand.