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Al Amarat

Al Amarat

This Wilayat is situated south of Muttrah and south west of Quriyat. It runs south west along the direction of the watercourse of the Wadi Al Sireen at the end of Seeh. To the east is Muscat at the two towns of Marazeh and Yiti. To the west is Bowshar from which it is separated by a chain of mountains. Its population is 40,868 living in six principal villages: Al Amerat, the township of Al Hajer, the township of Jahlout, the township of Wadi Al Meeh, Wadi Al Sireen and the city of Nahda. The Wilayat of Al Amerat with its 81 mosques was known in the past as Al Fatah and elsewhere as Al Mutahadamat, until the transformations of the Renaissance period brought with them a new and more appropriate name.

This Wilayat has both archaeological and tourist landmarks, the most noteworthy of which are the lead mines, the red ochre quarry, Beit Saharij, Wadi Sireen Nature Preserve, Wadi Al Meeh (Al Lajam) the Ghar Hadhadha Cave, the steep zigzag incline of Jebel Saqif and the Safah Al Bab well at the fool of the mountain.

The district has 61 aflaj and 57 wadis or watercourses, with plentiful date palms, mango and lotus fruit. In recognition of its importance as an area of rich cultivation there is an agricultural guidance centre here which pursues active programmes in vegetable and fruit cropping and the distribution of seed to farmers.

Traditional Occupations

Local livelihoods are farming, goat herding, woodcutting, mining and quarrying for red ochre and flour. Spinning is practiced here traditionally, along with palm frond basketwork, gold and silverwork, confectionery, Plasterwork and construction