Quriyat involves a thin portion of coastline along the Arabian Gulf, the Wilayat of Muscat toward the north and toward the south east the Eastern Region Wilayats of Sur. South west is Dimma and Al Ta’iyeen, likewise in the Eastern Region. Eastwards is the Arabian Gulf.



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The Wilayat has 29 towns and towns, including the town of Quriyat itself. These are Al Hajer, Al Wasta, Al Ma’ala, Al Jinan, AI Sahel Al Ainein, Killiat, Affa’, Al Kerib, Al Ramla, Al Makhasrat, Al Shahbari, Dhaher Muhaisa, Hail Al Ghaf, Al Masfaa and the Municipalities of Daghmar, Mazar’ia Al Abraiyeen, Al Misfa’ah, Al Hiytan and Al Abayaa.

The town of Dhabbab (which means mist or fog) and Suq lie toward the east of the Wilayat. The western towns are Sawaqim, Al Falij, Qatnit, Al Samir, Makhada, Al Haboubia, Seeh Al Basra or Seeh Al Gharizia, Al Ramitha, Hayfadh (Al Atb), Al Aafia, Al Salil, Al Fayadh, Al Tareef, Siy’a Al Alouwia, Ballal, Wadi Al Harim, Araqi, Siy’a AlHadaria, Al Qabel, Mawal and Taba. The complete populace of these towns and their encompasses is 38,305.

The name Quriyat is most likely gotten from Quriyat, the plural of the word qariya or town. It was settled by various clans before the coming of Islam and another arrangement of clans showed up after Islam, between the 6th and eighth hundreds of years AH. The occupants of Quriyat are recognized by their maintenance of numerous antiquated Omani traditions and conventions and their quest for the artworks and exchanges of their ancestors acquired from past ages.

The Wilayat is portrayed by its undulating scene of waterfront plain and mountain and by an all-inclusive coastline with plentiful angling. It is prestigious for its developments for it has both prolific soil and ample water supply. A portion of its towns are high in the mountains and basically blocked off aside from via plane.

The Wilayat has three fortifications, the most vital of which is Quriyat Fort, constructed somewhere in the range of 200 years back in the period of Al Sayed Hamad canister Said Al Bousaidi who was Wali at that point.

Al Sahel Fort is on the coast, rather than Quriyat, which is inland. It was worked under the Imam Naser canister Murshid Al Yarubi and was a base for the military administrator in the rule of Seif receptacle Sultan Al Yarubi.

The third fortification is Dagh, worked during the Portuguese occupation and remade under Sultan Taymour receptacle Faisal, who raised three different bastions in this Wilayat. The most remarkable of these is the Al Bourj Citadel contiguous Quriyat Fort. The others were Sirah on the Quriyat coast and Kharmuwa in the town of Al Jinnin.

Quriyat has a huge number of fortresses and fortifi-cations – an aggregate of 20 fortifications, seven strongholds and 12 round towers. It has significantly more mosques, nearly 149, altogether, alongside 52 aflaj.

Quriyat is acclaimed for various regular excellence spots frequented by both nearby and outside guests. Channel Dhaiyqa is a most loved end of the week goal, with its invigorating setting of hurrying water and transcending palms close to clean sea shores. Bimma, Fanas and Dhabbab are the most popular of the sea shores. At long last Ras Al Shajar, with its agreeable creatures, is one more of the better realized places of interest in Quriyat.

This area has a changed atmosphere which bolsters an assorted variety of development, and Quriyat has dates palms of each assortment known in the Sultanate. The town of Hail Al Ghaf is acclaimed in its own ideal for its forests of mango which are said to be 200 years of age. A portion of these have a profitability of 14,000 natural product yearly. A few assortments are developed, the commonest being Al Halqum, Bombay, Al Khokh and Al Kibd.

There are immense citrus forests, transcendentally of the Omani assortment of lemon celebrated for its quality and bounty, yet in addition of quince, oranges and mandarins.