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Great living museum

A lot of people would think hokey but actually seeing how people lived back in the day is really... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Carli M
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Canada
Amazing Omani "living" museum

One of my teenage son's favorite experiences. May sound hokey (dressing up in local clothing... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
ElaineEM
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Wellesley, MA
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A cultural landmark, where you can experience the authentic Omani lifestyle using your five senses.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Al Hamra, Oman
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

A lot of people would think hokey but actually seeing how people lived back in the day is really neat IMHO. Not easy to locate as there is no signage. It was very busy as a local photo shoot going on at the time so...More

Thank Carli M
Reviewed April 23, 2018

One of my teenage son's favorite experiences. May sound hokey (dressing up in local clothing, watching roasting of coffee and production of organ oil by local women) but it was engaging and wonderful. Haleed our guide was funny and was happy to talk endlessly about...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Very difficult to find, since there are no signs showing the direction. Look for the blue door. Once you are there, you’ll find a very interesting old house and get taught much about Oman’s history. Our guide Mohammed did a great job, gave an exciting...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This old house has been designed to introduce the visitor to how certain things were produced "in the old days", be it crisp bread, coffee and an oil which is said to be good for bowel problems and skin complaints. We watch the womenfolk at...More

Thank hpbeebie
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

A must in Al Harma and closeby. Nice old house refurbished in the old town where we could see how oil and bread was done in the past. The owner is very friendly and had with him dats and omani coffee! Do not miss it!

Thank Joeltxu
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited this on a Friday afternoon. Expected it to be closed, but guide book times were wrong. This is an absolute gem of a place. Reasonably priced, friendly and we had a brilliant personal guide for the 2 of us. It is a bit...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We found it while wandering through the ruins. The tour itself is very nice and helps you understand what you will see while visiting other castles/forts. We also stayed for a coffee/tea with the guys and had a very nice time. Fully recommended!

Thank Claudio A
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I've been living in Muscat for nearly two years now and had never heard about this museum, what a pity! It is an amazing visit in Oman's history and old way of living. The house structure is very interesting to see and the guardians of...More

1  Thank Yan_from_KB
Reviewed February 21, 2017

It is one of the old heritage place in Oman and many tourists are visiting in the winter session that is from Sep to March.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Went there yesterday, quote informative ticket isn't that expensive. Omar was nice young man and he's very helpful

1  Thank Wijaya_Randu
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Wisal A
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Response from Zahran A | Property representative |
It is open all weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM.
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Response from Zahran A | Property representative |
Hi Tina, Bait Al Safah doesn't organise trips to the Damaniyat Islands. You can find some travel agency in muscat that have trips to the Damaniyat Islands. We are looking for your visit to Bait Al Safah. Zahran Al Abri
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