Governorates Informations

Wilayats of Al Buraimi

It is an important administrative and commercial center characterized by its ancient history and diverse cultural heritage. It is considered a strategic location near the Omani-UAE border, making it a hub for trade and development in the region. It includes many important historical monuments represented by forts, towers, traditional markets, and historic houses, the most prominent of which are Al-Khandaq Fort and Al-Hilla Fort. In addition to a group of forts and towers distributed among its villages.
Administratively, it is affiliated with the Hafeet area. The Population is approximately (113,470) people, according to statistics from the National Center for Statistics and Information for January 2023. The Wilayat includes many service facilities; Including gardens, parks, and various markets, in addition to a number of higher education institutions, Al-Buraimi University, Al-Buraimi University College, and the Vocational College. The Wilayate witnesses a development and cultural movement and economic and tourism activity throughout the year, especially during seasonal and official holidays.
One of the wilayats of Al Buraimi Governorate and the largest in terms of area, is located in the northwestern part of the Sultanate of Oman, bordered on the west and south by the state of Al Buraimi and the city of Al Ain of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and separated from the states of North Al Batinah Governorate from the east by a mountain chain and bordered on the north by the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.

The state is administratively affiliated to the prosecution of Al-Rawda, which will host the special economic zone in accordance with the high directives announced by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, to contribute to the support and development of the economy by establishing projects, attracting investments and capital for them, and creating job opportunities for citizens.

The population of the state is about 10,916 people, according to the statistics of the National Center for Statistics and Information for the month of January 2023.

There are a number of tourist and archaeological features and natural attractions that made it an active tourist destination, especially in the winter season. This also includes valleys, mountains, sand dunes and trekking activities, camping and exploration. The state is famous for its fertile soil, which made it an agricultural land for a number of local and foreign crops. Wheat is one of its most famous agricultural crops, in addition to a variety of palm trees.

Making its Industial sector strong is the mining. There are many mining sites that contribute to the economy of the governorate in particular, and the Sultanate of Oman in general.

In its traditional handicrafts, the most important ones are the textile industry and fronds.
One of the wilayat of Al Buraimi Governorate, located in the southern part of the governorate, its administrative level was upgraded to a state by Royal Decree No. (108/2006).

The population of the state is about (1,356) people, according to the statistics of the National Center for Statistics and Information for the month of January 2023.

It is predominantly desert and characterized by its golden sand dunes. The governorate has a number of forts, towers and archaeological sites and is an active tourist destination during the winter season, especially for lovers of trekking, camping and exploration in sandy areas. An attraction is also the craft industries, including the textile industry, in addition to livestock breeding and purebred Arab camel races. There are a number of food security projects in the state, including Mazoon Dairy Project and the Million Palm Project (Al-Wagan Project).