What to do and see in Barka, Oman: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Barka, Oman including Barka Bull Fight Arena, Bait Na'am, Barka Grand Center, An Naman Zoo, Omani Halwa Factory, Muscat Global Center.

1. Barka Bull Fight Arena

Muraisi, Barka 320, Oman Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Barka Bull Fight Arena

Reviewed By Aiman A - Muscat, Masqat, OmanMuscat, Masqat, Oman

The Bull Fight Arena in Barka

one of the most exciting unknown activities in Oman, is the bull fight. The bull fight arena located in Barka is one of the most famous arenas for this traditional sports that people are still doing. the arena is rounded shape with seats and in the middle

2. Bait Na'am

5 KM West of Barka, Barka 320, Oman Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
26%
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4 based on 19 reviews

Bait Na'am

Reviewed By Arun-Tina - Kottayam, IndiaKottayam, India

Barka Castle

Barka castle is a major landmark on the Batinah Coast, It is located only a few hundred meters from the shore of the Gulf of Oman.The castle is free to enter and there is no charge for taking photographs too.Lots of information boards both in English and

3. Barka Grand Center

Barka, Oman Shopping, Shopping Malls
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4 based on 3 reviews

Barka Grand Center

Reviewed By Brijesh_Jajal - Muscat, Masqat, OmanMuscat, Masqat, Oman

Gives Grand Mall feel

For those not in Muscat, can get a feel.of almost the same shops, as in Muscat Grand mall. A family can explore shopping and spent good time here.

4. An Naman Zoo

8 Kms From Barka Roundabout, Barka 320, Oman Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3 based on 25 reviews

An Naman Zoo

Reviewed By mhengbelir - Muscat Governorate, OmanMuscat Governorate, Oman

A Zoo that not too far away from Muscat...

Not many are aware that there is zoo that's located in Barka which not too far away from Muscat. Although it's not a government owned zoo but a person's collection of animals,there are a great variety of animal species you can find. The issues I have not

5. Omani Halwa Factory

Enter a destinationBarka, Oman
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4 based on 18 reviews

Omani Halwa Factory

Reviewed By life_breez - Ajman, United Arab EmiratesAjman, United Arab Emirates

Tradition Of Oman

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

6. Muscat Global Center

Barka, Oman Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping Malls
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3 based on 2 reviews

Muscat Global Center

Reviewed By Mohsin A

Not much choice

Muscat Global Center at Al Rumais Barka is also known as China Mall as it has exclusively chinese shops selling made in China products. Good for people residing close to it but waste of time for Muscat residents.

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