The Wilayat of Ibri is distinguished by its archaeological landmarks including forts, castles, and towers. In 1979 the largest metal hoard in the ancient Near East came to light in Ibri/Selme. Also, there are the remains of the town of Bat, which is the second archaeological site to be classified by UNESCO on the list of world heritage and culture sites, after the Bahla Fort in the A’Dakhliya district. Ibri is 2 hours distance from Al Ain. It is located at a distance of 135 miles (217 km) from the capital Muscat.
Early Iron Age copper alloy pan from the hoard at Ibri/Selme
Weather in Ibri is usually hot and dry, with temperature in summers ranging from 35 to 50 °C (95 to 122 °F). From December to February the weather is relatively cooler, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 °C (59 to 68 °F).