Salalah Travel Guide

Exploring Salalah, Oman

 

Salalah is the second-largest city in Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in Dhofar Province., Salalah is the birthplace of the current Sultan, Qaboos bin Said. Salalah attracts many people from other parts of Oman and Arabia Gulf region during the monsoon/ khareef aeason, which spans from July to September. The Climate of the region and the monsoon allows the city to grow some vegetables and fruits like coconut and bananas, There are many gardens within the city where these vegetables and fruits grow.

Your vacation should be a time to forget your complex busy life and rejuvenate yourself, and there’s no better place than Salalah to do this, with pristine beaches, magnificent deserts, rugged mountains and a 7,000 years history.

It is the historic centre of Dhofar, famous in ancient times as a source of frankincense, and was described by Marco Polo in the 13th century as the prosperous city.

Hilton Salalah Weekend Winter Package

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Salalah Gardens Winter Weekend Package

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A day in the life in Salalah

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Half Day West Salalah Tour

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Empty Quarter Desert

Empty Quarter Desert Salalah, Oman

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Full Day Western Salalah Tour

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Salalah Sightseeings

El Hafa Souq

If you like hanging out in traditional markets Al hafa Souq is your perfect destination, The largest and oldest souk in Salalah. Al hafa Souq is an experience to find out more about Oman in a sensational way. it is a good place to buy unique items related to Oman like Frankincense ,Omani hand-crafted cap , Henna , perfumes and more

Al-Husn Palace

The door is closed for visitors but you can see The palace beautiful building, surrounded by a green garden With an impressive gates and a Very intricate artwork. you can take photos there

The Sultan Qaboos Mosque

The location is in the heart of town Another wonderful building in salalah, a crystal chandelier hangs from an intricately carved 36-meter (118-foot) dome, and a 20-ton hand woven carpet with 115 million individual knots covers the floor. Outside, the landscaped grounds provide a peaceful spot for rest. its opened for visitors from Saturdays to Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00.

Al Baleed Museum Palace

Opportunity to learn about oman historic and maritime heritage. The Maritime Hall also highlights the major maritime events in the Omani history, Oman’s relationship with the sea, the contribution of the sea to the development of trade relations with other countries and the Omani skills in the shipbuilding industry. Since its opening on July 23rd 2007, the museum has been an important educational and cultural platform for the Sultanate.

TAQA Castle

in the centre of the town, you will visit the most popular castle in Dhofar , it was built in the 19th century it used to be a private residence for a tribal leader, Sheikh Ali bin Taman Al Ma’shani , the grandfather of the mother of Sultan Qaboos The castle was more recently renovated during the times of Sultan Qaboos and reopened as a museum in 1994. The castle is a great explication on how people lived in the area since the 19th century , there you can hear about Oman›s history of forts and castles near the sea

The old town of TAQA

Tour will begins with a visit to the old fishing village of TAQA is around 35 km east of Salalah by a long beach, with a paved cornice , famous for dried Sardines & its traditional and old Dhofari houses. And you can see a lot of Oman’s old houses elegant in their looks , It contains deserts, mountains, desert, valleys, caves, and water springs and it’s a perfect place for fishing.

Khor Rori

is an Early archaeological site near Salalah , The small fortified town was founded as an outpost for the kingdom of hadramawt around the 1st century. (The old city of SUMHURAM) Sumhuram was first discovered in the region in the late 19th century by James Theodore Bent. Some Mormon scholars believe that this is the «land Bountiful.

Tomb of Mohammed Bin Ali

Mohamed Bin Ali who is said to be a descendant of the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad And titled as the owner of Mirbat.

Anti Gravity Point

on the hills after approximately 27 kilometers from Taqa city there is A Magical Place where Car Drives in gravitomagnetism. A natural phenomenon, where your car drives itself when you are in neutral.

The lost city of Ubar

«the Atlantis of the Sands» According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. Quite literally, it sank without trace -becoming the fabled «Atlantis of the Sands. In 1992, guided by ancient maps and satellite surveys, archaeologists and explorers have discovered remains of the city deep in the sands. led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

City of Thumrait

Thumrait is a small town in southern Oman on the main road between Dhofar and the rest of Oman. In ancient times Thumrait was an important link between the south and north in the Arabian Peninsula. The main professions of the people of Thumrait are camels and livestock breeding, weaving, paddock grazing and tanning.

The Empty Quarter

(Al Rub’ Al Khali) is the largest sand desert in the world, it is a larg area of sand dunes and the simple Bedouin life and black camels farms with millions of stars It has been featured in several international films, such as: Star Wars, The Force Awakens, The Matrix, The Panther and many others. It is believed that the lake beds were originally shallow lakes formed by monsoon rains thousands of years ago, and only lasted for a few years. You will enjoy listening to old stories about, its culture and the desert.

Duka Valley

(The old Frankincense town) the most beautiful scent of the ancient world THESE trees are thousands of years old Before oil was discovered, frankincense was the main source of wealth for Oman. Two thousand years ago, frankincense was of equal value to gold, The trees, up to 7ft tall In Oman, the smell of frankincense is something more spiritual.

Ain Sahalnoot

Ain sahalnoot is one of the most beautiful springs in salalah And one of the most beautiful places in Dhofar where trees are surrounded by green hills and mountains covered with green grass with a clear blue water. The ain stretches across a beautiful wheel for a 4 kilometers used for irrigating plants by the people of the region

Tawi Attair

60 kms off to the East of Salalah there is Tawi-Attair. one of the deepest natural sinkholes in the world, the size of the hole is about 975 thousand cubic meters and has a diameter of 130 to 150 meters and its depth reaches 211 meters .tawi-Attair is formed naturally through the process of erosion or collapse of the surface of the caves or by reducing the level of groundwater, The hole Has gained global fame since its discovery in 1997 tawi attair is home to many bird species You can see it or hear it inside and outside the hole

Wadi Darbat

Within a beautiful environment you will observe hundreds of camels, cows and goats roaming freely all along the valley’s water and mountains And You will clearly hear every leaf moving There is a Lot of nearby rocks and natural caves for hiking around. The water in darbat is crystal blue you can watch fishes through it. Perfect place for picnics, The lush greenery will attract you so much that you will find it hard to leave the place and go back.. It’s regarded as one of the wonders of the nature in the Middle-East.

Ain Razat

A nice picnic spot with a running freshwater spring at the base of a mountain and small caves . about 30 km from the city center. Prepare your camera and enjoy, seeing the natural water coming from the mountains. With a lot of fishes along the riverbed, and the water sound coming out of the mountain. You can even sit under trees enjoying the fresh air.

Jebel Samhan

Jebel Samhan is one of the main mountain in Dhofar, Maximum height of samhan around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level Samhan Mountain includes many plateaus punctuated by narrow and deep gorges, some of them are about 1,000 metres deep. In the plain of Jebel Samhan different plant species such as Acacia and frankincense trees grow

Al Fazayah Beach

A hidden, wonderful, and private place to have a swim. about an hour West of Salalah.no one will disturb you there And you can check the caves, watching the sun sets behind the mountains with its reflection on the sea. Al fazaya. the softest white sand in the world. and stunning landscape with clear blue water, dolphins all over the sea and you will enjoy watching camels by the sea

Ittin Mountain

Enjoy the mountain covered with misty air, green grass, small trees and a lot of animals crossing the road , you can take photos there. The weather on the mountain is breathtaking And you can watch all the city from the top of the mountain

Ain Garziz

A well-known fresh-water spring. and It is a beautiful picnic spot, surrounded by green nature and large trees, making the area a natural painting and its one of the oldest springs in the world surrounded by a lot of stories.

Nabi Ayoub Tomb

The tomb of the Prophet Ayoub (job) is located in the hills overlooking the city of Salalah, and it’s the believed burial sites of the Prophet. In the tomb, there is a footprint on the ground believed to be the mark of his leg when God ordered the prophet Ayoub to press his foot down ,and there is a hole on the ground where the water gushed forth

Marneef Cave

Marneef cave is a hollow place in the ground, especially a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter ,and there are many benches enclosed the cave for siting and taking photos after that you can see the 3 blow holes a natural fountains, the sea pushes water through the holes and force the water up high (up to 30m) into the air, you can hear the roar of the water

Al Mughsail Beach

If you want to experience the mightiness of the ocean, this is the place for you. Mughsayl is a long stretch of blue water sea and white sand and full of birds and the beach has mountains on both sides, makes the view picturesque paradise and you can see dolphins playing in the sea.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky Salalah, Oman

Blue Sky is 15 minutes away from from Ayn Razat and Ayn Sahlanot, the building overlooking Khor Al-Dahariz and the Ocean directly and Great central location

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Al Sawsan

Al Sawsan Salalah, Oman

Al Sawsan building is 15 minutes away from from Ayn Razat and Ayn Sahlanot , the building overlooking Khor Al-Dahariz and the Ocean directly and Great central location, handy to city centre and All tourist attractions

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Darna

Darna Salalah, Oman

Darna is 15 minutes away from from Ayn Razat and Ayn Sahlanot, the building overlooking Khor Al-Dahariz and Arabian Sea directly and Great central location, handy to city centre and All tourist attractions

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Al Badry 1

Al Badry 1 Salalah, Oman

Al badry 1 is 15 minutes away from from Ayn Razat and Ayn Sahlanot , Beside Al Taqwa Mosque, South Dahariz the building overlooking Khor Al-Dahariz and the Ocean directly and Great central location

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