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Rakhyut

Rakhyut

In ancient times the Wilayat of Rakhyut was a centre of the frankincense trade with a busy harbour which used to export frankincense, livestock and animal products. Rakhyut is an attractive seaside town beneath the slopes of Jabal al Qamar near the heights of Ambaruf. It is 145 Kilometres west of Salalah and borders on the wilayats of Salalah to the east and Dalkut to the west. Historically, Rakhyut has been famous for frankincense, animal husbandry and fishing, while today its lovely beaches and lagoons ensure that it offers captivating views at any time of the year. Its niyabat of Shahb As'eeb is 15 Kilometres from the centre of the wilayat and becomes an expanse of emerald green during the khareef season.
Rakhyut's most popular tourist beaches lie beneath the mountain peaks and include Ras Sajer, Khorat, Keenzar, Shairooth, Daghar and Kanzur. Henna and tamarind trees grow in al Hawtah district, where there are numerous flowing springs.

At al Qazayeh the traces of an ancient human settlement can be seen including the remains of a stone wall. Extensive development has taken place in the wilayat under the Renaissance.

Traditional Occupations
Local crafts and traditional livelihoods include livestock breeding, fishing and pearl-diving, the harvesting of frankincense and honey and a small amount of farming - of beans and corn and cucumber. This latter is a seasonal activity practiced only in the autumn, and one which is dependent on the appropriate rainfall. Traditional products are dairy produce, leather goods, ceramic ware and ropes.