The Oasis town of Ibri is situated in the northern Al Dhahirah region of Oman and just 2.5 hours from Muscat. Usually, the town is treated as a friendly stopover between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. But the treasure of Ibri lies in its heritage as it is the base for visiting many UNESCO Heritage sites. These sites consist of preserved tombs of Al-Ayn, Al-Khutm and Bat which are famous for being the most well preserved and completed ancient ensemble in the world. It is also an archaeological site with landmarks such as towers, forts, castles and tombs.
Like many middle eastern cities, Ibri is also known for its oil. In 1979, there was a large metal hoard found here. The city houses a small shopping complex opened in 2018. There is not much sold there but enough to stock up for camping around the area. There is also the Ibri College of Technology and the College of Applied Science. The town also has several unexplored Wadis which house plantation villages.
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