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Misfat al Abreyeen

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
Phone Number: +968 9934 8440
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Old Oman

Worth a visit to this old ruin of a village and to wander through its streets past houses and along the falaj into the wadi.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to this old ruin of a village and to wander through its streets past houses and along the falaj into the wadi.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You need pass through the city center of Al Hamza to get here. The way is very steep at some points as you are going up the hill and having a four-wheel drive would be preferable, though a normal car would take you there as well. On the way, there are three places where you can get out of the... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place can be visited by normal car. On the way up, there are some good spots for taking picture on city below. The old village picture better taken from opposite mountain. The village is maintained by now so therefore there was no ruin We found now. It is good place for taking picture and see the history in the... More 

Thank drukken
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

An example of living history. Truely beautiful naturally with greenery all around. Life of the people here is simple and beautiful.

Thank Aneesh P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a little village nestled in the great hot and dry mountains of Oman. The village has a water source deep in the mountains. The locals have an intricate system of channels called the 'Falaj' used to distribute water along the way down the valley enabling the locals to actually farm in this arid landscape. The stark difference of... More 

Thank Ashish V
Middleburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Be respectful of the locals when entering this village. Walking through the streets, you can imagine how life was hundreds of years ago. Simple and beautiful.

Thank MollyME17
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This town is the most lovely old town we have found in four years living in Oman. It's very much a live working village and oozes with the care shown by its residents for the dates and other crops they grow and the fantastic hydraulic engineering and terracing which allows them to do so There are great treks out for... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mud-daubed or stone walls, meandering alleyways, metal and wooden doors, the sound of water flowing through the falaj irrigation system provide one with exposure to how the Omanis lived in this typical village in the not-so-distant past. Date palm groves fed by the falaj are augmented with pomegranate trees to provide one with the beautiful and peaceful oasis aspect of... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited Misfat al Abreyeen on the way from Muscat to Abu Dhabi in September. It was a long way, but really worth it! The sign posts to the village are good and you reach there by a small vinding road - possible to do in a sedan. There's a big sign with "welcome to Misfat al Abreyeen" and some... More 

Thank DKtoAD
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Misfah is another underrated (in my opinion) place in this beautiful country Oman. A short drive from Nizwa/Al Hamra takes you back in time. When you park your car and walk into this stone built village, it feels like a step back in stone ages. Perfect place to experience the culture and how people still live there and go about... More 

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