The abandoned ruins of the village of Birkat Al Mauz, bear testament to the ravages of time. The village who name can be translated as ‘Banana Pool’ was named after the vast banana plantations that once thrived here. Though its remained abandoned for more than half a century, the village structures of the village are mostly intact and the ruins offer an insight in to the lives of common Omani villagers of the past. Situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains), the village is home to the ancient Aflaj irrigation system which is labelled as UNESCO World heritage. We can enjoy a pleasant walk through the oasis and the date plantations here.