Barka Tourism, Oman

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Barka (Arabic: بركاء‎‎) is a coastal city in the region Al Bāţinah, in northern Oman. The town is emerging as a tourist resort. Nearby is Bait Na'aman (Nu'man), a four-towered fort of the 17th-century iman Bil'arab bin Sultan, renovated in 1991. The town is also known for "bull butting," a pushing contest between specially raised great Brahmin bulls, and for its halwa confectionery. There are two major resorts in Barka, the Al-Sawadi resort and the Al-Nahda resort. In addition, a new quarter is now under construction in Barka, called "Blue City" (المدينة الزقاء), located in Sawadi. The development is 8 km from Sawadi beach, and many international companies are involved in Barka development projects. There is an estimated $15 billion in new construction currently taking place in Barka. Stores * Lulu Hypermarket * Mars Hypermarket and shopping centers. * Babyshop * Al Shamel For New Technology (Fire & Safety) * UNITED GULF BEACONS (FIRE & SAFETY)Car Showrooms Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, Kia, Ford Logistics centres * Landmark Group Logistics - RDC * Al Seer Logistics * Oman Integrated Logistics * Al Madina Logistics * Saud Bahwan Logistics Barka is the site of several power and water plants including: * The Barka 2 water and power plant, with generation capacity of 678 MW and desalination capacity of 26.4 million gallons of potable water per day * The Barka 3 gas turbine power plant, with generation capacity of 744 MW, sponsored by Engie, Yonden and Sojitz * A new 281,000 m³/d desalination plant is to be commissioned: Itochu, Degremont and International Power were named preferred bidders in 2015.


Planning a vacation to Barka in Oman? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Muscat, Oman. Add Muscat to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Royal Opera House Muscat, Kargeen Caffe. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Barka*

  • Barka: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barka for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barka.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Barka - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 67.28 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barka

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barka

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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