9 Things To Do In & Around Buraimi, Oman

Things to do in Buraimi
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Buraimi is situated on the border of UAE and so you can also visit the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi quite conveniently from the town. There are various interesting things to do and see while you are in Buraimi, Oman. This list is extensive and ranges from cultural attractions to historical sites. Here are our top recommendations for the things to do in and around Buraimi, Oman, which will help to prepare your travel itinerary.

1. Al Ain Camel Market

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Al Ain Camel Market is held in Al Ain and is one of its kind as it is United Arab Emirate’s last such livestock market. The market draws buyers and breeders from all across Arabia. If you want to see the camels really close and watch the traders bargaining and highlighting their animal’s strengths, then this is a golden opportunity for you. While there are plenty of opportunities to take photographs of this souk, make it a point to seek for permission before using your lens. The general public can enter the market without any entry fee. It will take you about 45 minutes of driving time to reach here from Buraimi.

Al Ain Camel Market

Address: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Website: Al Ain Camel Market

2. Hili Fun City


Hili Fun City was inaugurated in 1985 by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Muhammad Al Bahyam. The site is often also referred to as GCC’s Disneyland and is an excellent place to keep your entire family amused and entertained. It is a popular tourist attraction attracting visitors from various corners of the region including VIPs and members of the royal family. This popular theme park underwent a complete renovation and transformed before reopening in 2009. You can enjoy over 30 attractions including adventures, thrilling rides to more gentle rides targeted at kids of different age groups. Even parents can enjoy a lot here.

Hili Fun City

Address: Ardh Al Jaw St., Near Hili Wedding Hall, Hili, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Website: Hili Fun City

3. Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain Oasis View
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Travelers visiting the Arabian Desert regard this oasis as a haven. The Oasis is a mesmerizing blend of culture, trade, travel, and history. It is truly an amazing aspect of nature to find such a calming and refreshing forest like locality in the McEnroe of the hot and salty desert. The Oasis still features palm plantations, which are used for the purpose of irrigation. Plus, the Oasis is near the Al Ain Museum and so you may visit both these attractions together. It will take you roughly 42 minutes to drive down from Buraimi, Oman.

Al Ain Oasis

Address: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Website: Al Ain Oasis

4. Al Ain Palace Museum

Al Ain Palace Museum
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Al Ain Palace Museum is situated close to Al Ain Oasis and was the Palace of a late Sheikh called Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan. It was constructed in 1937 but got converted into the present museum in the year 1998. The year 2001 saw it being opened to the general public for visiting. The palace’s original structure constituted of the then ruler’s private residence that lived with his family here. The palace constitutes of several courtyards. You can reach here in a car within 42 minutes from Buraimi.

Al Ain Palace Museum

Address: Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Website: Al Ain Palace Museum

5. Al Ain National Museum

Al Ain National Museum
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If you are fond of exploring different types of culture, then you should visit the Al Ain National Museum. You will be able to know much about the Arabian culture, how the formation of communities took place, the occurrence of social development and the real basis of the customs and traditions of the ethnic Arab community after visiting this wonderful museum. The museum features an impressive collection of artifacts that belonged to the Bedouin, the main section of the museum showcases the secrets and the actual reasons behind the Arabian ethnic customs and the lifestyle of the Arabs. It will take you 42 minutes to reach here from Buraimi.

Al Ain National Museum

Address: Al Mutawaa, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Website: Al Ain National Museum

6. Hili Archaeological Park

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Hili Archaeological Park is situated only about 10 km (6 miles) outside the town of Al Ain while heading towards Dubai. This popular tourist attraction combines an archaeological site and a public garden. It is a hot tourist depot for both local residents as well as tourists. The park was developed with the intention of highlighting Al Ain’s ancient monuments so that visitors can access them quite easily. A majority of the old monuments date back to the Umm an-Nar era, you can easily reach here from Buraimi, Oman within just 45 minutes.

Hili Archaeological Park

Address: Near Al Ain National Museum Near Dubai Highway, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Website: Hili Archaeological Park

7. Al Buraimi City Center

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If you are planning to visit Al Buraimi soon, you should definitely consider visiting the Al Buraimi City Center. It has a host of stores to satisfy your shopping spree and the best part is you do not have to push around as it is not that crowded.

Al Buraimi City Center

Address: Al Buraimi City Center Market, Oman

Facebook page: Al Buraimi City Center

8. Al Ain City Centre

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This is another awesome place for shopping located in the town of Al Ain where you can pick up things to take back home for your loved ones. Do drop in while you are in the vicinity and go on a mad shopping spree.

Al Ain City Centre

Address: Al Ain City Centre 21 St, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

9. Al Khandaq Castle

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The castle is situated in Al Buraimi, Oman. Al Khandaq Castle is regarded as one of the key monuments in the locality. It was constructed way back in the beginning of 19th-century. Later on, the castle was renovated when Imam Azzan bin Qais Al Busaidi was in power. It got its name due to a large trench that surrounds the castle from all sides. There are ten rooms in total inside the castle. You will also find towers in the four corners of the castle. These towers are called The Eastern Tower, the Western Tower, the Northern Tower and the Southern Tower.

Al Khandaq Castle

Address: Buraimi, Oman

Website: Al Khandaq Castle

Enjoy a fun-filled vacation in and around Buraimi, Oman

Alley in Al Ain Oasis
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Come, plan your trip for Buraimi, Oman and have a great holiday with your family. There is something here to attract each of your family members and you will take back some really fond memories with you when your holiday ends.

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