Situation: It’s located about 180 km from Muscat and 160 km south. We arrived at the capital of the Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate North on Highway 23 that runs along the southern slopes of the Oriental Hajar mountain range.
Approaching town hall, a friendly city official offers you coffee and then turns into an improvised tourist guide to show us through the center of the city.
We visited the ancient center of the city, its citadel and a small mosque on the edge of a huge bed of the wadi that besides flood reaches a height of 10 meters in the rainy season.
Curiously, Wednesdays an exclusive market for women is celebrated. With colorful local businesses run by Hindus, leave this town to go in search of Wadi Bani Khalid.