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Al Qabil

Al Qabil


In the north is the Wilayat of Ibra, to the south the Wilayat of Badiya, in the north east it neighbours the Wilayat of Dima and Al Taaiyin, in the south east Wadi Bani Khalid and in the west the Wilayat of Al Mudaibi. It contains about 21 villages. There are about 69 archaeological sites, the most important being two forts, one of them in Al Qabil and the other in Al Mudirab. There are about 50 falaj, the most important being: Al Mudirab, Al Qabil, Al Direez and Al Nabaa. It is also famous for a number of villages which are located between the high, golden sand dunes. The most important of these villages are Al Sakaa, Al 'Aqida, Al Kharis and Al Jufaa. 
There are also a number of springs in the Wilayat. The most important are: 'Ain Marzuk, known for water, 'Ain Wadi Barka and 'Ain Al Washal. The falaj, springs and villages located in the middle of the sand dunes are tourist attractions


Traditional occupations
The people of the Wilayat are famous for a number of occupations, industries and traditional songs. Agriculture is their main occupation. The most important products are : dates,various kinds of seasonal crops, and citrus fruit. The people also spin and weave, make specialized handicrafts from the leaves of palm trees, raise livestock - especially camels and horses - work as blacksmiths and manufacture embellishments for camels and horses. The people of the Wilayat of Al Qabil also follow traditional industries such as silver working to make Khanjars and jewellery, sweet-making, making pottery in the town of Al Mongara'd, in Wadi Naam, and also in mining Omani gypsum.