Al Hamra

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Not to be confused with Alhambra.
For the building in Kuwait see Al Hamra Tower.
Al Hamra
Town
Al Hamra sunset
Al Hamra sunset
Al Hamra is located in Oman
Al Hamra
Al Hamra
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°07′00″N 57°17′35″E / 23.11667°N 57.29306°E / 23.11667; 57.29306Coordinates: 23°07′00″N 57°17′35″E / 23.11667°N 57.29306°E / 23.11667; 57.29306
Country  Oman
Governorate Ad Dakhiliyah Region
Time zone +4 (UTC+4)

Al Hamra (Arabic: الحمراء‎) is a 400-year-old town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah, in northeastern Oman. It is home to the mountainside village of Misfat Al Abryeen. Ghul lies to the west of the town.

Al Hamra is also known as Hamra Al Abryeen with reference to the Al Abri tribe who live there. Some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman can be found in Al Hamra, a town built on a tilted rock slab. Many of the houses have two stories, with ceilings made of palm beams and fronds topped by mud and straw. Visitors to the nearby souq can watch a halwa maker at work in the only halwa shop still operating in the old souq.

Jebel Shams (the sun mountain), the highest mountain in Oman sits north of Al Hamra. Al Hoota cave is located at the foot of Jebel Shams. It is one of the largest cave systems in the world.

23°07′00″N 57°17′35″E / 23.11667°N 57.29306°E / 23.11667; 57.29306

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