Bidbid (Arabic: بدبد) is a town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah, in northeastern Oman.

Bidbid
Bidbid is located in Oman
Bidbid
Bidbid
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°24′47″N 58°7′27″E / 23.41306°N 58.12417°E / 23.41306; 58.12417
Country Oman
SubdivisionAd Dakhiliyah Region

Badbad is one of the states in the Interior Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman, and it serves as a link between different regions in the Sultanate, including the Eastern region, Al Dhahirah, Dhofar Governorate, and the Central region.

About edit

The "Bidbid" region is a green oasis and a treasure of Omani nature, with its diverse plains, fertile valleys, and flowing springs that irrigate its lush green farms. The forts and towers also represent symbols of heritage and history.

Through these symbols and many others, visitors can witness the history of its inhabitants for many years. Towering mountains with different shapes and multiple colors surround the region. It is located approximately 70 kilometers away from Muscat Governorate. It is bordered by Samail region to the south, Dama and Al-Tayeen regions to the east, and Muscat Governorate to the north, while it is adjacent to the Al-Hajar mountain range.

Bidbid is an Omani region that is known for its bridges, which it has chosen as its emblem. The bridges in Bidbid are not only for crossing, as some may think, but also for water drainage. The suburbs are located between two valleys, and its residents were able to divert water to the farthest suburbs by constructing suspended aqueducts and carving channels on the bridges.

Bidbid's history is pronounced through its towers and forts, which rise above the towering mountains, representing the resilience of its people in designing these towers, forts, and castles across the silent mountains.

Location edit

The state of Bidbid has a unique geographical location that has made it a link between various parts of the Sultanate, specifically between All Dhahirah, Al Sharqiyah, Dhofar, Al Wusta governorates. It is located about 70 kilometers away from Muscat governorate. It overlooks the state of Samail to the south, and the states of Dama and Al Ta'ayeen to the east. It also borders Muscat governorate to the north, and is adjacent to the Al Hajar mountain range.

Bidbid Emblem edit

The emblem of the state of Bidbid in Oman is "Bridges". These bridges are used for water drainage because its suburbs are located between the banks of a valley. The suburbs of Bidbid are situated under a mountain slope, which gives it a unique natural appearance.

Landmarks edit

Fenja market edit

The market located in "Bidbid", is an important destination for all travelers to the interior, eastern, Dhofar, and central regions. Travelers stop at this market to explore various products. In Fenja market, you can find many traditional industries that play a special role, especially in what is displayed in this market to meet the traveler's needs before heading home. The market enjoys constant movement throughout the week.

Towers edit

The number of towers in various parts of the state is estimated at about 40 towers, the most famous of which are the unique architectural style of the Finga Towers, the Nafa Towers overlooking the beautiful village, and the Manathira Towers. In the town of Al-Amqat, there are two towers. Among the most prominent fortresses in the state of "Badbad" is the Badbad Fortress, which is 30 meters long and includes two towers in the western corners, as well as the Hamim Fortress and the Nqasi Castle. This market offers various products.

Industries edit

Traditional crafts are a wide field where Omani people find an opportunity to express their multiple creations and ideas. Traditional crafts spread and vary in different regions due to the diverse natural resources that Oman possesses, which people have utilized.

The most famous craft in this region is pottery, which attracts a large number of citizens from the region and neighboring regions. The region has several factories that produce tools still used today, such as the "mijmar" (a traditional Omani oven), "jahlah" (a traditional Omani pot), coffee pots, and "kharas" (traditional Omani clay pots).

One of its prominent traditional industries is the production of sitting mats, called "Al-Hassar," made from the leaves of the rassel plant that grows in the valleys. The leaves are cut, dried, and then woven together using fine threads. This industry is similar to textile production, and the sitting mats remain intact for many years without being affected by heat or humidity.

Climate edit

Climate data for Bidbid
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
24.7
(76.5)
28.1
(82.6)
33.0
(91.4)
37.7
(99.9)
38.7
(101.7)
37.0
(98.6)
35.3
(95.5)
34.7
(94.5)
33.1
(91.6)
28.8
(83.8)
25.6
(78.1)
31.8
(89.2)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
16.3
(61.3)
19.4
(66.9)
23.3
(73.9)
27.4
(81.3)
29.0
(84.2)
28.6
(83.5)
27.3
(81.1)
26.0
(78.8)
23.2
(73.8)
19.2
(66.6)
16.9
(62.4)
22.7
(72.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16
(0.6)
24
(0.9)
17
(0.7)
9
(0.4)
3
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
90
(3.5)
Source: Climate-data.org

See also edit