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Al Rustaq


A Brief Description

Rustaq is a town and a Wilayah in northern Oman's Al Batinah Region. The wilayah is located in the southern part of the Batinah, in the Western Hajar Mountains. During the time of Imam Nasir bin Murshid al Ya'arubi, Rustaq was the capital of Oman. One of the main occupations in Rustaq is beekeeping.

Quick facts
Rustaq is most recognised for its historic structures from the pre-Islamic era.
Rustaq has relieving hot water springs especially Ain Al Kasfa.
Al Rustaq is also known for its many wadis. Wadi Bani Ghafar, Wadi al-Sahtan, and Wadi Bani Auf are the three most well-known wadis to visit.

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How to Get to Rustaq?

Al Rustaq is around 150 kilometers from Muscat; take the Batinah Highway from Muscat (which also leads to Musanda); once in Mussanah, turn left; and you'll be in Al Rustaq.

What are the main attractions in Rustaq?

Al Hazm Castle and the majestic Al Rustaq Fort are two impressive and historically significant landmarks in Al Rustaq. There are three popular wadis to visit: Wadi Bani Ghafar, Wadi al-Sahtan and Wadi Bani Auf.   There are also museum like Qasra museum and water pools.

What are the traditional crafts in Rustaq?

  • Beekeeping
  • Tabseel
  • Sheep grazing
  • Renewal of guns

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