Bawshar (Arabic: بوشرBawšar) is one of the wilayats of Muscat, in northeastern Oman. The province borders wilayat Muttrah in the east and Muscat International Airport in the west, it overlooks the Sea of Oman from the north. It contains several archaeological sites.


Bawshar is located in Oman
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°32′N 58°23′E / 23.533°N 58.383°E / 23.533; 58.383Coordinates: 23°32′N 58°23′E / 23.533°N 58.383°E / 23.533; 58.383
Country Oman
GovernorateMuscat Governorate
 • Total402,023
Time zoneUTC+4 (Oman Standard Time)
Honeycomb cemetery of the Early Iron Age

According to the 2010 National Census, the population of wilayat Bawshar was 192,235 spread over its 43 villages and towns.[citation needed] The most noteworthy of these are Al Khuwair, Sultan Qaboos City, Al Ghubra, Al Adheeba, Ghala, Al Sarooj, Bowsher Al Qadima, Al Ansab Sanab, Al Hamam, Al Awabi, and Al Misfah. One of the biggest supermarkets of Oman resides here which is Lulu Hypermarket.[1] which is now merged with the Grand Mall Muscat.[2]

Schools in Bawshar include:

In conjunction with the Muscat Grand Mall, there are a number of other shopping malls in the area. These include:

  • The Panorama Mall[3]
  • Avenues Mall[4] Which is currently[when?] the largest mall in Oman.[citation needed]
  • The Mall of Oman which is currently[when?] starting construction and due to overtake Avenues Mall to become the largest mall in Oman.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Grand Mall Muscat.
  3. ^ The Panorama Mall.
  4. ^ Avenues Mall.
  5. ^ "Construction of Oman's largest mall to start next year". Times of Oman. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Paul Yule ed., Studies in the Archaeology of the Sultanate of Oman, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung, Orient-Archäologie vol. 2, Rahden, 1999, ISBN 3-89646-632-1, pages 1–72.
  • Paul Yule Cross-roads – Early and Late Iron Age South-eastern Arabia, Abhandlungen Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, vol. 30, Wiesbaden 2014, ISBN 978-3-447-10127-1, 34-35 Fig 13.1