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Ibri lies 300km to the west of Muscat, between the foothills of the Hajar Mountains and the vast Rub Al Khali desert. With its central location it was a historically important stopover for merchants travelling between the different regions of the Arabian Peninsula and trading remains active today. The bustling souk sells an range of merchandise including locally produced woven palm goods.
The most fascinating sight though is the auction which takes place every morning, where residents, farmers and traders from the town and surrounding villages come together to haggle over dates, fruit and vegetables, livestock, camels and honey. The souk is situated near Ibri’s impressive fort, which is notable for the large mosque set within its walls.