Buraimi Fort

Fort in Buraimi

Buraimi has a large and interesting fort with decorations that give it a Saharan flourish in comparison with the austere exteriors of most of Oman’s interior forts. The market opposite sells barasti – plaited palm fronds traditionally used for roofing and fencing – while just along the road, a lively souq trades in locally grown fruit and veg from neighbouring plantations, dates and honey from the mountains, and a handful of crafts (including camel sticks and Bahla pottery) from around Oman.