Charming mountainous Al Hajir village attract tourists: MUSCAT — Wadi Bani Haras is one of the loveliest tourist attractions in the Wilayat of Nakhal, South Al Batinah Governorate. To get to the Wadi Bani Haras one needs a 4X4 vehicle to drive through charming mountainous villages. Saif bin Warwar al Harasi, a resident of the area says “on your way to Wadi Bani Haras and before you reach the first village on the way (Al Hajir) you see on the right hand side a gate-shaped cave known from ancient times as Bab Al Jinn”.
Marhoun bin Sulaiman al Harasi, another resident of the area, says: “Al Hajir village is the first one on the way. The farms there are dependent on ground wells for irrigation and the village is witnessing an increase in the number of new houses due to the movement of locals from the adjoining villages as the centre of the wilayat is easily accessible from Al Hajir village”
Qasim bin Saif al Harasi says: “To get to the Saqla village you need a 4x4 vehicle, it is located on top of a mountain which is why it was used as a fort with many towers and stood guard for the villages it overlook. The people of Saqla village depend on springheads running from the top of the mountain from which they dug channels for the water to run to their farms.”
Khaleefa bin Salim al Harasi says: “Al Auaynat village is easy to access and you don’t need a 4x4 vehicle to go there except in the event of wadis running down which worsens the road condition. The village is known for agriculture as a main occupation and the farmers depend on springheads for irrigation.” — Oman
( Source: Oman Observer )