Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region, is a colorful, subtropical city. It is mostly known for its beautiful waterfalls, soaring limestone cliffs, palm-lined beaches and world-famous heritage attractions. It is perfect for a languid, relaxed holiday interspersed with many interesting places to see and lots of outdoor adventures.
Flying into Salalah from Muscat, especially during the khareef, it is hard to imagine that Oman’s first and second cities share the same continent. From mid-June to mid-August, monsoon clouds from India bring a constant drizzle to the area and, as a result, the stubble of Salalah’s surrounding jebel is transformed into an oasis of misty pastures. Year-round, Salalah’s coconut-fringed beaches and plantations of bananas and papayas offer a flavour of Zanzibar in the heart of the Arabian Desert.
- Jebel Samhan
- Al Balid Archeological Site
- Tawi Attir
- Wadi Darbat
- Khor Rori Archeological Site (Sumhuram)
- Souk Al Haffa