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Governorate of Al Buraimi

   Governorate of Al Buraimi which is situated in the North West corner of the Sultanate, adjacent to the borders with UAE.Governorate of Al Buraimi consists of three wilayats:  Al Buraimi, Mahdhah and Al Sinainah.
 

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Wilayat Al Buraimi


     Wilayat Al Buraimi  is the regional center of the Governorate located 375 kilometers from the capital Muscat . It  has a number of historic forts and houses. Its main forts are al Khandaq, which has been adopted as the emblem of the Wilayat, and Al Hillah Fort. Both these forts have recently been restored by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture. There are also several other forts, including the forts of al Fayyadh, Hafeet and Wadi al Jizzi. The most famous historic house in the Wilayat is Bait Bahr. Buraimi's villages are watered by 49 falajes. Much of the rest of the Wilayat is sandy desert.
 

Wilayat Mahdhah

      Mahdhah is bordered by the Wilayat of Buraimi and the United Arab Emirates to the south and by the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras al Khaimah. To the east a chain of mountains separates it from the Batinah South Governorate.  It has 9,002 inhabitants and ninety-nine villages.

      The Wilayat of Mahdhah has produced personalities who have played distinguished roles in Oman's history. The best known was Ahmed bin Nu'man al Ka'abi, who was the first Arab ambassador to the United States of America in 1840.

      Its main historic landmarks are the forts of Ubul, Bait al Nad, al Khabib and Qala'at Sharm.
Tourist sites include Wadi Sharm, Wadi al Qahafi, al Lajj, Uyul, al Ubailah, al Khadhra, al Jazira and Jabal al Howraa.


Wilayat Al Sinainah



Formerly known as the Sinainah Procuratorate and the issuance of Royal Decree No. 108 / 2006  raise the administrative level on behalf of Sinainah to the wilaya, so it know now Wilayat Al Sinainah.
 

Traditional Occupations

 


Wilayat Al Buraimi
 

      Farming is one of the Wilayat's chief occupations. The farms depend on wells and falajes for their water and grow mainly dates, limes and other fruits, and animal fodder. Some of the people of the Wilayat also breed livestock.
 

Wilayat Mahdhah
 

      Local occupations and crafts include spinning, weaving and palm-weave products.
 

Wilayat Al Sinainah

      It famous for camel races eligibility, as well as spinning and weaving .


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