Welcome to Ibri
Ibri is the capital of the northern Al Dhahirah region. A sprawling town with a major highway, Hwy 21, linking it to the border town of Buraimi in the northwest and Nizwa in the southeast, it has a few sights to keep a visitor busy – including some impressive forts. The town mostly features on itineraries as a friendly stopover en route to or from the United Arab Emirates, but it can also be used as a base for visiting the Unesco-protected tombs at Al Ayn, and Bat in Wadi Hajir. There are also a number of largely unvisited wadis in the area that are home to traditional plantation villages. The Empty Quarter border with Saudi Arabia has just opened up to the west of Ibri (for pilgrims to Mecca), and access to the desert in this remote area is likely to follow.