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The Five Falajs


In July 2006, the World Heritage Committee endorsed the inclusion of the five Omani falajs in the World Heritage List to express the international standing of this unique water system that represents a cultural legacy created by the Omanis over 2,000 years ago, being the oldest irrigation structure in the region. It is still the major source of irrigation in the Sultanate and a water source that can be relied on in most Omani cities and villages. It is rare to find anything like these falajs elsewhere in the world. They are:

  • Falaj Daris: Falaj Daris is one of the biggest falajs and helps irrigate farms in Wilayat Nizwa in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. It is a Dawoodi Falaj read more...
  • Falaj Al Khatmayn: Falaj Al Khatmayn lies in Birkat Al Mawz area in Wilayat Nizwa in Ad A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. It is a Dawoodi Falaj and is fed by Wadi Al Muaydin that flows heavily during rainfall. Its total length is about 2,450 metres read more...
  • Falaj Al Malaki: Falaj Al Malaki is located in Wilayat Izki in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. This falaj is one of the oldest falajs in the Sultanate read more...
  • Falaj Al Muyassar: Falaj Al Muyassar is one of the most important falajs in Wilayat ArRustaq in Al Al Batinah South Governorate. It is characterised by the depth of its course and the large number of its distributaries read more...
  • Falaj Al Jaylah: Falaj Al Jaylah is an Ayni Falaj. It lies in Al Jaylah town in Sur in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate (Eastern Region) and is fed by Wadi AlShab. This falaj is the main water source for the town and the length of its channels is 161 metres read more...

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