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The town Al Buraimi is an oasis town in northeastern Oman, on the border of the United Arab Emirates. An adjacent city on the UAE's side of the border is Al Ain. It is located at about 24°15′0″N 55°45′0″E / 24.25°N 55.75°E / 24.25; 55.75. For many decades there has been an open border between Al Buraimi located in Oman and Al Ain (UAE). Effective 16/09/2006 this border has been relocated to an area around Hilli which is around 8 kilometers from the traditional open border. The traditional border near Al Ain city is now closed to all except to those with valid visas (GCC nationals require no visa).
Buraimi is considerably smaller than the adjoining city of Al Ain and is visibly less affluent. Streets in Buraimi are not named and development could be considered 'piece meal' with large villas often appearing some metres from roads, footpaths do not occur away from the main streets.