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Barka

  • Barka, Oman
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Oman

Barka is located in the Al Batinah region, an hour drive north of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman.

Barka: what to do?

Attend one of the bull fights, which take place twice a month on Friday afternoons (except during Ramadan and the hot months).

The Bait Na'aman caravansary, the ostrich farm and the fort.

  • The city of Barka is a good starting point for excursions.
  • The sea is far away.

Reminders

Be respectful of the inhabitants during the month of Ramadan.

To avoid

Avoid visiting in summer (it's too hot) and during Ramadan (everything is closed and life in the city comes to a halt).

Barka: what to eat?

Arab and Lebanese specialities under a tent.

Barka: what to buy?

Incense, a traditional coffee set, a khanjar (a silver dagger with a curved blade that men carry attached to beautifully crafted belts), a traditional hat (kimah) and a pashmina scarf.

Barka Reviewedhotels
  • 8.35 /10
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    Al Nahda Resort & Spa
    Barka - Oman
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