The wilayat of Bahla is 1 of the oldest and most well-known Omani cities recognized for its ancient heritage. It has several historic landmarks that showcase the diversity of the Omani civilisation. These historical attributes in ancient settlements show effectively-defined buildings blended with Omani architecture.
Among the ancient settlements in Bahla is the Harat al Nadwa situated in the centre of the wilayat, west of the well-known Bahla Fort. It is believed that this settlement was recognized as Badwa earlier.
According to researcher Zakaria bin Amir al Himimi, who is from Bahla, Harat al Nadwa comprises 70 homes constructed in the style of standard Omani architecture.
It was a significant centre of the textile business in the wilayat. The inhabitants have been well-known for their talent in spinning of wool and yarn. They made a well-known style of textile known as Alezar.
Information Source: Muscat Daily