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Bait Al Safah

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“bread”(13 reviews)
“omani coffee”(5 reviews)
A cultural landmark, where you can experience the authentic Omani lifestyle using your five senses.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Al Hamra, Oman
+968 9901 0373
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This living museum is one to visit if you are in Al Hamra, Oman. It is an old house in a very old part of town and really is a living museum. You get great insights into how these mud houses were constructed, some of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DominicFaringdon
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

A great way to see a sampling of history and traditional Omani and Arabic culture. The tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It is a bit out of the way, but not too hard to find with Google Maps. Very highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WilMiRe
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Bait al Safah while wandering the desolated alleyways of Al Hamra. We got so lucky! We had a full tour of this renovated house in which local crafts and traditions are showcased. Do yourself a favor and visit it!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank BestRegardsFromFar
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Very interesting old house (village elders) where you learn the basic of customs, have a drink and see the inside of the house and some ladies preparing food or other tasks. Very welcoming and informative. Just be aware you cant drive up to it and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeFo
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I'm sure it would have been better if the ladies were there to explain how to prepare Omani breads, but we still enjoyed inspecting this old house and experiencing more Omani history and culture

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tav_mind
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 235carlim
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ElaineEM
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank daniel10388
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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March 20, 2018|
Response from zahranalabri12 | Property representative |
It is open all weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM.
November 17, 2015|
Response from zahranalabri12 | 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