Frequently Asked Questions

The idea came when we saw the groups of tourists going to the place and the place does not have basic services as a place to eat some food, drinks, rest and toilets, as well as to stimulate tourism in this ancient village, which contains many tourist potentials.

There is no doubt that Al-Sibani Lane is the focus of attention of tourists and registered among the World Heritage and it also enjoys the attention of many researchers and scholars in the field of heritage because of its unique pattern as it is located at the foot of a mountain and the passage of Falaj Al-Khatmin in the two parts of Falaj Al-Fawq and Falaj Al-Below along the lane, as well as its fortified system of a watchtower at the top and a fence surrounding it and mornings that close its doors when needed. All these reasons helped us choose to establish this vital project.

"Bait Al-Sabah" is the old name of this house because it is located next to the main western morning of Al-Sibani neighborhood, so we decided that the name should remain as it was "Beit Al-Sabah".

The house was in a deplorable state, there were no standing roofs and some walls were affected by rain falling on them from the inside and outside.
The house was restored to be a heritage lodge, so we were keen in the restoration process to use materials from the local environment such as clay and Omani sarooj, but we had to use kindle wood instead of trunks due to the durability of the kindle and its longevity and the difficulty of providing trunks in the local market.

Restoring life in the heritage of the ancestors and preserving it from damage, and there is no doubt that this will help, God willing, in stimulating tourism, whether in the neighborhood in particular or on behalf of the banana pool in general.

The hostel has bedrooms, a café and a heritage gallery, and there will be guidance for other tourist places within the prosecution.

There is no doubt that restoration is not a simple matter, especially after the walls of these buildings were affected by rain and their wood was affected by rum, so restoration needs to treat the foundations, repair the walls, replace old windows and doors with new windows and doors, as well as the use of Omani sarooj, and also it is necessary to descend to modern toilets, lighting and air conditioning, all of these factors increase the cost of restoration, which amounted to about 100 thousand Omani riyals.

The scarcity of technical supervisors and contractors, the high cost of restoration, the lack of basic materials and the lack of support from the competent authorities.

Through social networks and public and private media.

Banana Pool and Al-Sibani Lane is a transit station to all tourist places in the governorate of Dakhiliya, as well as providing a specialized café and a wonderful view of the entire lane, as well as a view of the various farms.

The presence of specialized coffee distinguished the morning house from others, as well as its location in the middle of the lane, the farms, and the flow of the two legs of the falaj Al-Khatmin next to it and through it.

Developing the neighborhood to be an international tourist attraction and a center for the study of Omani heritage.

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