Barka is located in the Al Batinah region, an hour drive north of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman.
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.
Be respectful of the inhabitants during the month of Ramadan.
Avoid visiting in summer (it's too hot) and during Ramadan (everything is closed and life in the city comes to a halt).
Arab and Lebanese specialities under a tent.
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.
The Al Nahda Hotel is a charming boutique hotel in the heart ...