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Garden

The Bait al Zubair cultural complex is laid out in well tendered gardens in which you will find native Omani plants and trees including a frankincense tree and examples of local herbs. In the garden you also find a barasti, a hut made from palm frond. This type of building was common in Oman prior to the 1970s and designed in a loose weave in order for air to flow through the structure. The inside of the barasti is completed with traditional cushions, and two examples of a child’s crib.

Following the path, a handmade model village can be seen which highlights the aflaj system in Oman. Water flows between examples of forts and castles from across the country and one can see how the land is irrigated by water from aflaj running through channels and streams from mountains and underground springs.