AL HAMRA (ٱلْحَمْرَاء)

From Misfat, we drove down the steep hill to the 400-year-old town of Al Hamra, located on the southern slopes of the Hajar Mountains. This venerable village, one of the oldest in Oman, was settled in the late 17th century by the Al Abri tribes during the rule of Imam Saif bin Sultan, the fourth ruler of the Yaruba dynasty. It is attractive for its well-preserved row of two- and three-story mud-brick houses built in the Yemeni style. Many abandoned houses in the upper parts of the village make for an atmospheric stroll, especially at sunset when the honey-colored buildings appear to melt into one.

Parking location – Al Hamra: 23.120140N 57.287458E