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Omani Halwa Factory

Address: Barka Street, Barka, Oman
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Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Contrary to previous reviews, there was a notice saying it is forbidden to go inside the factory. That wouldn't have been such a loss if the staff had been friendly and helpful. They weren't. We went to another shop further north along the road (near to the supermarket) where the owner was a delight, and the halwa was far superior.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As we do not have many sweet Omani factory or shops in our country , it was a good chance for us to see how they make it what is the ingredient and know more about their tradition sweet

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Omani Halwa (Sweet) is one of the most famous desert dish's in Oman. it is made of margarine, sugar, rose water, semolina and other things to prepare, mostly contains of nuts. there are types now which are special made from honey instead of sugar, or milk :). there are many types of factories in Oman each with his own... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Like the way how they do it. not expensive, available everywhere, Omani's create it by them selfs, made from dates.

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Pune, India
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Incidentally, my housing society compound shared the common wall with this Halwa Factory in Barka & very often we visited this place. Cannot forget the sweet smell of the Halwa all over the place. A small factory, neat and clean & a beautiful mosque in the compound. In fact our owner was the owner of this Halwa factory Al Aidaroos... More 

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Muscat
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Oman halwa is sometimes called "sweet meat", it is a special sweet that is given to people on a wedding occasion or on special function. I like the taste and the good smell. This is one of the best halwa factory in Oman !

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Good place to test the omani halwa. Ask for the Diwaniyah

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ADEN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Oman famous of it's sweet "Halwa", so if you visit oman don't you miss to visit this factory (Barka Factory for Omani Sweet) because you will be able as well to see how they make it in a traditional Arabic way. i have visited the factory and it was an amazing attraction for me to see how they are preparing... More 

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