Al Araqi Fort

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Beautifully atmospheric

North of Ibri, along the road connecting Ibri and Al Rustaq, are the twin settlements of Al Araqi and Al Aynayn. Their forts provide a beautiful contrast – one newly restored, the other beautifully atmospheric and showing all the signs of its history.

Situated in the town Ibri, Hisn Al Iraqi dates back to many centuries and played an important role in the political history of Oman.

Approximate distance from Muscat to Hisn Al Iraqi is 234 Kilometres.

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Things to do

Interested in a particular type of holiday experience? there is so much to do in Oman that you will want to keep coming back. Here are just a few of the possibilities to help make your next visit to Oman perfect.

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Deserts

The interior of Oman is the gateway to one of the largest sand deserts in the world – the famous Empty Quarter or Rub Al Khali. Covering a large area of the Arabian Peninsula, this unique ecosystem is covered by sand dunes up to 250 metres in heights in certain areas, and salty planes in others.

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Heritage & Crafts

Oman has always placed great importance on the preservation of its heritage and traditional craftsmanship. Handed down through generations, craftwork is still practiced according to old traditions and with a modern twist by Omani artisans across the Sultanate.

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Museums

Oman has a number of museums, primarily in the capital area, that is focused on promoting culture, science, and heritage.