Talk:Al Buraimi Governorate

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Buraimi incident[edit]

"The Sulṭan of Muscat and Imam of `Oman gathered their forces to expel the Saudis but were persuaded by the British Government to exercise restraint." This does seem unlikely given archives specifically point to the British taking an active military role in the dispute and eventually using its Trucial Oman Levies to expel Turki. It's perhaps worth noting the cited source is an article written in 1989 by a man who wasn't there. Alexandermcnabb (talk) 03:36, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

- additionally, archive sources(specifically a cabinet office memorandum from the Secretary of state for foreign affairs dated 19th December 1952, National Archive ref: CAB/129/57) refer to the Sultan of Muscat being encouraged to move his forces to the area pending a British military build-up and being "however, in an extremely hesitant mood and might not respond to this suggestion." Alexandermcnabb (talk) 07:33, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

That might have been the case in December 1952, but by then things had quietened down. The crucial moment came in September/October 1952 when the Sultan and Imam massed their forces with a view to marching on Hamasa, the village occupied by Turki. Under pressure from Washington, the British persuaded the Sultan to disband his army. The Imam followed suit. The Sultan was thoroughly disillusioned at this point, which might explain his later hesitancy to move up his troops. There are plenty of sources quoted in Morton's book about the Buraimi dispute, pp. 102-4.[1] ArabianLeopard (talk) 10:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Fossil Valley?[edit]

I live in Al-Buraimi, and personally I've never seen a "fossil valley with the remains of prehistoric creatures" over here. The fossil valley is in Sohar, 1 hour 45 Minutes drive from here. That does not qualify it as part of Al-Buraimi. There are ruins here though, ruins of hovels and a fort from 300 something AD. Intermediate-Hacker (talk) 05:14, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

There is an area known as fossil valley to the north of Buraimi/Al Ain just off the Mahdha/Hatta road (used to be a track), near the 'hanging gardens', which has a rich deposit of small fossils such as shells. Alexandermcnabb (talk) 03:32, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Transportation Costs[edit]

"A trip around the township of Buraimi generally costs 2 AED / 0.2 OR", <-- Even the smallest of taxis charge at least 5 AED for a complete trip around the township of Buraimi. This info seems to be either old , or the writer doesn't consider locations like "Khadra" and "Sa'ara" to be part of the township. I've changed it to "5 AED / 0.5 OMR", please comment if there is any objection. Intermediate-Hacker (talk) 05:13, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

  1. ^ Morton, Michael Quentin (2013). Buraimi: The Struggle for Power, Influence and Oil in Arabia. London: IB Tauris. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-84885-818-3.