Believed to be the home of genies, Bahla is steeped in legend and witchcraft. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is set within the oasis town of Bahla, flanked by high mountains, and was built by the Banu Nebhan tribe in the 12th century. The impressive Bahla Gate was believed to be erected in order to protect the town from genies, which bring good or bad fortune. As you walk through the town, the Arabian Tales are brought to life, as you pass shops selling traditional clay pottery items, silverware and more.
Bat is an ancient necropolis with over 100 burial sites and is one of the most complete necropolises in the world. Heavily settled in pre-history some parts are more than 5,000 years old. The tombs are designed in a beehive shape and make for dramatic pictures amongst the mountainous surroundings. …Read more