Barka, Oman

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Barka
Barka is located in Oman
Barka
Barka
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°42′33″N 57°33′13″E / 23.70917°N 57.55361°E / 23.70917; 57.55361Coordinates: 23°42′33″N 57°33′13″E / 23.70917°N 57.55361°E / 23.70917; 57.55361
Country  Oman
Subdivision Al Batinah Region
Time zone UTC+4:00 United Arab Emirates Standard Time

Barka (Arabic: بركاء‎) is a coastal town in the region Al Bāţinah, in northern Oman. The town is emerging as a tourist resort.[citation needed] Nearby is Bait Na'aman (Nu'man), a four-towered fort of the 17th-century iman Bil'arab bin Sultan, renovated in 1991.[1]

There are two major resorts in Barka, the Al-Sawadi resort and the Al-Nahda resort. In addition, a new quarter is now under construction in Barka, called "Blue City" (المدينة الزقاء), located in Sawadi. The development is 8 km from Sawadi beach, and many international companies are involved in Barka development projects. There is an estimated $15 billion in new construction currently taking place in Barka.

Stores
  • Lulu Hypermarket
  • Mars Hypermarket and shopping centers.
  • Babyshop
  • UNITED GULF BEACONS (FIRE & SAFETY)
Car Showrooms
Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, Kia, Ford
Logistics centres
  • Landmark Group Logistics - RDC
  • Al Seer Logistics
  • Oman Integrated Logistics
  • Al Madina Logistics
  • Saud Bahwan Logistics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bait Na’aman". Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah Guide. Rough Guides. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Westermann, Großer Atlass zur Weltgeschichte (German)