Rehabilitation, Reuse and Restoration of Traditional Structures and Open Space at Misfat al-Abriyin

Rehabilitation, Reuse and Restoration of Traditional Structures and Open Space at Misfat al-Abriyin This project is part of a starter-programme at the village of Misfat al-Abriyin in Wilayat al-Hamra, which is intended to implement a Heritage and Tourism Development Plan (HTDP) commissioned by Ministry of Tourism Oman in 2014 and delivered in 2015 by the…

Salut Museum Design Proposal

Salut Museum Design Proposal Husn Salut is an archaeological site in close proximity to Jabreen in the Al Dakhiliyah region of Oman. Salut archaeological site is a home to an ancient fortified collection of ruins and fortifications, some of which date to over 3,000 years ago, and which offer important evidence of the development civilizations in the Arabic peninsula in the Bronze and…

The Bait as-Sail Rehabilitation and Restoration Project, Salalah, Oman

The Bait as-Sail Rehabilitation and Restoration Project, Salalah, Oman Bait as-Sail is one of the grandest houses of Salalah, Oman, built by some of the community’s successful overseas traders. Spatially the merchants houses consisted or large compounds, which served more than just residential functions, but also housed part of the owner’s business. The ground floors were in most cases…

Documentation, Heritage Management and Tourism Development Plan: Al-Hamra, Misfat Al-Abriyin

Documentation, Heritage Management and Tourism Development Plan: Al-Hamra, Misfat Al-Abriyin The relatively small community of around 60 dwellings of Misfāt al-‘Abriyīn, clustered on the southern slopes of the Jabal al-Akhdar mountains, is of great value as a prime example of Oman’s vernacular architectural heritage and the inventiveness of its inhabitants in dealing with difficult terrain…

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan: Harat al-Gila, Wadi Shaab

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan Harat al-Gila, Wadi Shaab The site of al-Gilā, included into the UNESCO ‘Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman’ WHS, lies deep within the Sharqiya Mountains in a difficult to reach area, located at the headwaters of the Wādi Shaab. Status Completed (2014) Type Documentation and Heritage Management Location 22°47’31.67″ N 59°07’20.77″ E…