Al Buraimi Governorate is located in the northwest corner of the Sultanate along the borders with the United Arab Emirates. It was previously known as Wilayat Al Buraymi as part of Al Dhahirah Region until Royal Decree No. 108/2006 AD was issued on the 22nd of Ramadan in the year 1427 AH. Corresponding to October 15, 2006 AD, which stipulated the establishment of a governorate under the name of Al-Buraimi Governorate, and it also includes the states of Al-Buraimi, Mahdah, and Al-Sunaina.
The center of the governorate is Al-Buraimi, and the population of the governorate is (72,917) people according to the results of the general census of population, housing and establishments for the year 2010 AD, and (107,501) people according to the statistics of the National Center for Statistics and Information for the month of July 2016 AD, and the number of elected members of the Municipal Council of Al-Buraimi Governorate is (8) members They represent the various states of the governorate.
What about the tourist places in that province?
Al Buraimi Governorate is famous for its strategic and vital commercial location, as it is located in the northwest of the Sultanate, and because of its elevation above sea level and the availability of water (wadis and falajs) in it, it was a path for trade and was characterized by the cultivation of wheat, palm trees and fruits. Al Buraimi Governorate includes many forts and castles, the most important of which is the (Al Khandaq) The fort of (Hilla), the fort of (Bayt al-Nad), the fort of (Khabib) and others.
Al Khandaq Fort
Al Khandaq Fort Or Fort Al-Buraimi in Al-Buraimi, the most famous example of a stronghold surrounded by a trench in Oman, as the use of a defensive trench is a strategy used in the past to protect Omani cities, castles and forts since the pre-Islamic period. The fort is located in the “Wilayat Al Buraimi”, and is considered one of the important monuments and monuments in the state. The fort is located about 350 km from the Governorate of Muscat, and the fort has an important location as it overlooks Wadi Al Jizzi, which connects the city of Sohar to the city of Al Buraimi from the western side.
Hafeet Archaeological Mountain: One of the most important tourist attractions in Buraimi, as this archaeological site reflects the convergence of two civilizations dating back 3000 years, namely the civilizations of Bat and Umm al-Nar, where commercial caravans used to come to this site and settle in it, through which you can join an organized tour accompanied by a guide to see the tombs The beehive, which derives its distinctive design from the ancient Bat civilization, and the pottery vessels belonging to the Jemdet Nasr civilization in Iraq.
Fort trench: This fort acquires special tourist importance in Al Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman, due to it being the residence of the Omani ruler in ancient periods of the country’s history, in addition to its revealing view of the Trench Fort, as you can take a tour inside the fort and see its towering gypsum towers of 6 meters, and enjoy a view of the Trench Fort. next door or visit it before or after your tour of this fort.
Buraymi Market: One of the most important markets in the city of Buraimi that attracts the attention of tourists during tourism in Buraimi and their visit to the ancient city. It is an open market located near the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar and the Trench Fort dating back to the late nineties with the aim of reviving Omani handicrafts, in addition to selling some daily life needs of fresh fruits and vegetables.
During your wandering, you can buy souvenirs of traditional handicrafts such as textiles, silver ornaments, jewelry and ceramics. You can also visit the nearby Al-Khandaq fort, or make a spiritual visit to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque.
Wadi Sharm Resort
Wadi Sharm Resort: One of the most important tourist attractions in Buraimi thanks to its picturesque fertile nature and the palm oases that branch out from it, where you can relax and recuperate between the greenery of the fertile valley and the many palm oases that branch out from it, or take safari and camping tours between the villages of the fertile valley, or join a boat tour in the river running in the valleys the valley.
Buraimi Public Park
Buraimi Public Park: It is one of the ideal tourist destinations in Al Buraimi for families, as it is one of the largest parks and quiet parks in the state, despite its location in the city center of Al Buraimi, where you can enjoy a picnic with the family and children, eat in the attractive green spaces, or sit alone in recreation and relaxation away from the crowds and noise.
Train Mountain: It is a group of mountain slopes that are covered with greenery at multiple heights, extending between the Omani city of Buraimi and Al Ain, the UAE. The tourism tour in Al Buraimi is not without going through it, where you can take a safari tour between the mountain slopes and enjoy the wonderful greenery with the possibility of camping.
Camping in the Empty Quarter
Camping in the Empty Quarter: One of the most important tourist activities that you can do in the city of Buraimi, specifically in the Duhith region, or what is known as the dunes of the Empty Quarter, which has dunes that are the largest of their kind in the world, which makes them one of the most suitable tourist places in Buraimi for camping.