is a governorate of Oman which was split from the Ad Dhahira Region.
Until October 2006, the area was part of Ad Dhahirah Region. At this time, the new governorate was created from the wilayats Al Buraymi and Mahadah . A third wilayat, Al Sunaynah was created from parts of the two.
The town of Al-Buraymi is an oasis town in northeastern Oman, on the border of the United Arab Emirates . An adjacent city on the UAE's side of the border is Al Ain. For many decades there has been an open border between Al-Buraimi located in `Oman and Al-`Ain (UAE). Effective from 16 September 2006, this border has been relocated to an area around Hilli which is around 8 kilometers from the traditional open border. The traditional border near Al-`Ain City is now closed to all except to those with valid visas (GCC nationals require no visa).