Ibra is the second largest city in the Ash Sharqiyah Region of Oman
. It is located about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat and has a population estimated at 35,000 people.Ibra is one of the oldest cities in Oman and was once a centre of trade, religion, education and art. The city acquired its importance as an important meeting point at the base of the Ash Sharqiya.
The main tourist attractions in the city are its many beautiful watchtowers, the traditional Souq, and Falaj AlAfrit. The design of the souq compliments the fort in every way. The Bait al Kabir was built in 1650 during the Ya'riba Dynasaty. It once stood as a centre of Government in Ibra.
Ibra Souq - The city, famous for its handicrafts and agricultural products, has an expansive souq showcasing an array of products. It is one of the most important in the country besides Muttrah. The souq bustles with vendors selling everything from meat, fish, fruits and vegetables to spices, dates, gold and silverware.