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Oman UNESCO has registered 5 sites on the World Heritage list and 7 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Oman and the corresponding map.
Oman UNESCO list
- Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
- Ancient City of Qalhat
- Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm, and Al-Ayn
- Bahla Fort
- Land of Frankincense
Oman UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Oman.
- The Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman is a series of irrigation channels and water collection systems that have been in use in Oman for over 2,000 years. They provide important insights into the traditional methods of agriculture and water management in the arid environment of Oman.
- The Ancient City of Qalhat is an archaeological site on the coast of Oman. It was an important center of trade and commerce in the Indian Ocean during the medieval period. It provides important insights into the region’s trade and cultural exchange history.
- The Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm, and Al-Ayn are three sites in central Oman that date back to the third millennium BCE. They provide important insights into the region’s early development of human society and the emergence of complex social structures.
- Bahla Fort is a massive fortress located in the town of Bahla in central Oman. It dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries and is one of Oman’s oldest and largest forts. It provides important insights into the region’s history and architecture of fortress construction.
- The Land of Frankincense is a series of sites in southern Oman that was an important center of the trade in frankincense during the ancient world. They provide important insights into the region’s trade and cultural exchange history.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Oman have protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm
- Al Hallaniyyat Islands Proposed Nature Reserve
- Bar al Hakman Proposed Nature Reserve
- Smahan’s Mountain Nature Reserve
- al Dimaniyyat Islands Nature Reserve
- Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz
- Cultural Landscape of Bisya & Salut and its Archaeological Remains