The Sultanate of Oman, located on the Southeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the most developed Middle Eastern nations. With a bustling economy driven by oil, agriculture and tourism, Oman is a land with a rich heritage and many historic landmarks and ruins. It is also home to commercial districts, tourist and cultural attractions, and a diverse society which adds colour to life in Oman.
One of Oman’s most popular museums, displaying the history, culture, and geology of Oman is the Bait al-Baranda Museum. The Bait al-Baranda Museum; which roughly translates to ‘Villa with a Veranda’ is a relatively new museum. Yet it has an awe-inspiring collection of artefacts and relics which tell the story of Oman throughout the ages. This museum contains some of the most valuable and rare items which are significant to the history of Oman, and thus has been recognized as a conserver of the heritage and culture of Oman.
Established in 2006 and located in Muttrah Corniche, Bait al-Baranda Museum is one of the most popular landmarks among locals and tourists alike. At the museum one can learn about the earliest settlers on Oman who are said to have inhabited the land as early as in 10,000BC. The museum depicts the tale of Oman from the early ages through the Islamic era, the Portuguese conquests and the Al Bu Said Dynasty in the 1700’s, to the present day, with the use of interactive media and valuable artifacts from each chapter of Oman’s history. The museum also displays works of traditional folk art of the people of Oman, which reflect the cultural values and ideologies which prevailed throughout the ages. One can also gain valuable insights on the geology of Oman, as the museum contains many intriguing and fascinating multimedia exhibitions of the geology of Oman. Thus, the Bait al-Baranda Museum is without a doubt an iconic landmark of Oman which serves symbol of Oman’s rich heritage and culture.
For a tranquil stay in a luxury hotel with a great view overlooking the Gulf of Oman make a booking at the Millennium Resort Mussanah. Boasting the excellence service attributed to the reputed Millennium & Copthorne Hotel Group, this Oman beach resort offers accommodation in a range of stylish and plush rooms, suites and apartments. Offering a wide range of restaurants, leisure facilities and business services, this Oman Muscat hotel is without a doubt one of the most recommendable hotels.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.