Farming is one of the chief occupations of Al Buraimi. The farming depends on wells and falajes for water and grows mainly dates, limes and other fruits and animal fodder. Some of the people of Al Buraimi in Oman also breed livestock. Local occupations and crafts in the region include spinning, weaving and manufacturing palm-weave products.
Wilayat Al Buraimi
Wilayat Al Buraimi is the regional center of the Governorate located 375 kilometers from the capital Muscat . It has a number of historic forts and houses. Its main forts are al Khandaq, which has been adopted as the emblem of the Wilayat, and Al Hillah Fort. Both these forts have recently been restored by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture. There are also several other forts, including the forts of al Fayyadh, Hafeet and Wadi al Jizzi. The most famous historic house in the Wilayat is Bait Bahr. Buraimi's villages are watered by 49 falajes. Much of the rest of the Wilayat is sandy desert.
Mahdhah is bordered by the Wilayat of Buraimi and the United Arab Emirates to the south and by the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras al Khaimah. To the east a chain of mountains separates it from the Batinah Region. It has 9,002 inhabitants and ninety-nine villages.
The Wilayat of Mahdhah has produced personalities who have played distinguished roles in Oman's history. The best known was Ahmed bin Nu'man al Ka'abi, who was the first Arab ambassador to the United States of America in 1840.
Its main historic landmarks are the forts of Ubul, Bait al Nad, al Khabib and Qala'at Sharm. Tourist sites include Wadi Sharm, Wadi al Qahafi, al Lajj, Uyul, al Ubailah, al Khadhra, al Jazira and Jabal al Howraa.