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Keeping a legacy alive

Bait al Khonji has kept alive a legacy of bringing people of all cultures together for many decades now.

It’s a tradition that becomes even more evident during the month of Ramadan, when people of different cultures and walks of life are invited for elaborate iftars at Bait al Khonji located in the Areen area of Muttrah.

The house was built many years ago when it served as a hub for traders both international and domestic. The latter came from different regions of the sultanate.

In the past, Bait al Khonji has hosted councils of traders from different countries. Its fame spread far and wide during its day serving as a meeting point where traders and travellers converged on to exchange news and hear Arab and international radio stations. Interestingly, there were no broadcasting stations in the sultanate before 1970.

Bait al Khonji also plays an important role by hosting weekly brainstorming sessions on various subjects… Khalili al Khonji

The monumental edifice was built in 1920s by two brothers Mohammed and Ahmed, sons of Abdullah bin Ahmed al Khonji. Since then, the house has continued to welcome one and all keeping alive the tradition of its founding fathers from one generation to the next.

 

 

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