Bordered by the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar mountains in southern Batinah, the neighbourhood of Barka is about a half-hour drive from Seeb and roughly an hours drive from Al Khuwair and Ruwi. The area is known for its agricultural beauty, fishing, and traditional pastimes like horse and camel racing, halwa making, and Omani-style bullfighting. Barka is perhaps most prized for having an abundance agricultural lands for locals and investors to purchase.
Barka is home to a host of hypermarkets, shopping malls and resorts which are a big draw for tourists interested in the historic forts, beautiful beaches, and traditional heritage of the city. In Barka, part of the tranquil, calm ambiance comes from the fact that you won't encounter loud car noises racing through the street or heavy traffic.Far from polluting factories, car exhaust, and crowds of people, the green farmland and clean coastline of Barka offers clean air, a slower pace, and a more natural life. With beaches, horse and camel racing, bullfights, and fabulous leisure farms on agricultural land, living in Barka is like living in a relaxing tourist destination, with plenty to see and do.