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Ibra

Ibra

Ibra - the regional center - is an agricultural wilayat. It also has some crafts and traditional industries. As regards Masirah Island which is in the Arabian Sea, it is distinguished for its strategic location and for the massive and different species of turtles which lay and hatch their eggs in the coasts of the island.Ibra In the north and west it neighbors the Wilayat of Al Mudaibi, in the south the Wilayat of Qabil, and in the east the Wilayat of Dima and Taaiyin.It contains about  70 villages. There are a number of archaeological features, castles, forts, towers and ancient mosques.There is only one castle, Al Dhahir, which is in the Al Yahmadi area which has recently been restored by the Ministry of National Culture and Heritage.

There are five forts : Al Shubbak, Farifar, Al Daghsha, Al Yahmadi and Bait Al Qasimi .There are also nine towers: Al Qatabi, Al Naasiri, Al Qala'a, Al Mansur, Al Nataala, Al Qarin, San'aa, Al Safah and Burj Al QarunThe most important mosque is the is the Al  'Aqaba Mosque, which was built at the foot of Jabal Al Naasiri. Its mihrab faces Jerusalem and it is from this mosque that the Wilayat took its emblem.

Springs, falaj and caves make up the tourist attractions in the Wilayat. The most important springs are: Abu Saalih, Al Diyaan, and Shabihaat, the water from all of these can be drunk. 'Ain Al Milah is famous because its mineral water can cure skin diseases. There used to be 64 falaj in the Wilayat, but now only 34 remain. The most important are : Al Writ, Al Masmum, Al Thaabati, and Abu Makhirin. The most outstanding cave is the cave of Jarf Rajib. In addition there are some other tourist attractions noted for their water and shady trees, places such as: Faj Majaaza in Al Haaimah area, Al Hadima in Al Yahmadi area and Qasiba in the south of Qaghifa.

Traditional occupations
The traditional occupations, industries and songs of the Wilayat are various. The most important are: weaving, and especially weaving traditional Omani clothes, spinning of goats hair, making khanjars and women's jewellery, making artifacts from palm tree leaves and ropes, and leather tanning etc. The industries are: drying dates and unripe dates, drying lemons, weaving from palm leaves, making traditional leather goods, and gold and silver working.