|Date||From 01 April 2012 To 31 December 2012|
|Address||Bait Al Zubair Museum, 8629 Way, off Sultan Bin Ahmed Steet, Muscat|
Bait Al Zubair is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city of Muscat - the capital of the Sultanate of Oman.
It houses thousands of items - including extremely important ethnographic artefacts that pay testament to the local crafts, arts and cultures that have defined the region.
All traditional craft industries are represented at the museum and the age-old skills that were passed down through the generations are laid bare for all to see.
Bait Al Zubair was previously a private museum, opening its doors to the public back in 1998.
It is funded by the Zubair family and functions as a window into the country's cultural heritage.
As well as housing an impressive collection of antiques, the building boasts stunning architecture and in 1999 was awarded His Majesty Sultan Qaboos' Award for Architectural Excellence - marking the first time the accolade was received by a building in Oman.
The museum consists of three buildings - each with a distinctive look. Although they all use traditional Omani construction techniques.
As well as craft, the museum also houses weapons from antiquity and jewellery.
Bait Al Zubair has also started hosting temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent collection.
It is about an hour's drive from the Millennium Resort Mussanah.