Places in Haima, Oman
Places in Haima is an ancient settlement situated on the banks of the Hormones River in Oman. It has been around since 1830, although it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that Europeans first set foot here. The settlement is located on the Hormones River and was probably built by Arab traders during their brief time in Oman. The Hormones is a large river that originates from farther east into Asia.
The Pleaces in Haima are called Haima due to their long, narrow beach that juts out into a long cove of sand and water. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Oman, and many Omanis would come here every year. The beach itself is actually quite narrow and has a very interesting shape resembling the silhouette of a sailboat. Haima is also known for its yearly “Blue Flag Day,” when all ships sailing to Oman must display the blue flag. In fact, every ship that docks at Haima must have the blue flag, as it is a sign of good conduct for all passengers.
Like many towns in Oman, Haima features an intricate ancient drainage system. The two-level underground canals, which are believed to date back to the sixth century B.C., carry water from wells into the town, which provides fresh drinking water and bathing areas. The canals, which run beneath the town, were put into use in the seventh century to irrigate the lands for agricultural purposes. A paved path along the canals leads to a square in the center of the town that was once used as a public bath. This area, called Al-Wasiyeh, was destroyed during the nineteenth century.
One of the reasons why the Pleaces in Haima is a popular destination for Omanis is its proximity to a popular fishing spot. The Haima port is on Saleh Aseel, one of the largest coastlines in Oman and is famous for its deep sea fishing. This is especially popular during the winter months, when the waters begin to warm up and migrate towards the Arabian Sea. The waters off Saleh Aseel also offer some of the best catches in Oman, as many of the local fishermen consider it to be a “sea of opportunity”.
However, while Saleh Aseel offers the ideal location for fishing, the waters of the Gulf of Oman itself are just as promising. On the east coast of Oman, you will find Jeloud, one of the most exclusive towns in Oman. Jeloud is home to some of the finest hotels in Jeloud, and is the perfect spot for anyone looking for solitude or luxury.
Of course, while you are in Jeloud, you will want to stop by the Souks, as they are some of the most highly coveted places in town. The Souks are a series of vendors selling all sorts of items from spices to jewelry to clothes. You can choose to shop at any of the numerous souks, or you can just hang out in town and sample the various food, drink, and sights. You will certainly want to pay at least one visit to Souks during your time in Jeloud, as the prices are usually higher during the season. And if you are a fan of Arabic culture, you should not miss out on the souk’s Friday tradition. You will be forced to stand in line for twenty minutes to wait for an opportunity to buy a piece of authentic Arab jewelry, only to be whisked away in a taxi and sent on your way.