Misfat al-Abriyin, Al-Hamra: Tourism Development Plan
Bandyopadhyay, S., Quattrone, G., Goffriller, M., et al., 2015. Misfat al-Abriyin, Al-Hamra: Tourism Development Plan.
The following document proposes a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the preservation and development of the village of Misfāt al-‘Abriyīn in the Wilayat al-Hamra of Oman. The aims are, as agreed with the Sultanate’s Ministry of Tourism, the creation and implementation of a sustainable development strategy, which will ensure the survival of Misfāt’s ancient heritage as well as provide an opportunity to showcase said heritage to stakeholders and visitors.
The plan was produced on the premises of Manchester Metropolitan University by the ArCHIAM research centre. The interdisciplinary team of researchers, comprised of architects, archaeologists, anthropologists and tourism experts, has substantial experience working in the Sultanate of Oman with past projects including the Bahla WHS, Birkat al-Mawz, Harat al-Yemen in Izki, Fanja, Ibri, Al-Mudayrib and several others.
In addition to a substantial amount of fieldwork by a team of 8 people over the course of 3 weeks, this proposal draws substantially on past studies and plans drafted for Misfāt by a range of international researchers. A complete and detailed bibliography of the sources consulted and cited is included at the end of this document.