Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. Salalah is an ideal destination for both, leisure and adventurous holidays and is located close to the Arabian Sea. Wonderful outdoor pursuits, excellent beaches, coconut palms , banana and papaya plantations make up the entire city.
Salalah is famous for its rich history, archeological remains and numerous frankincense trees. Climate in Salalah is tropical and temperatures don’t go beyond 30 degrees. People from other GCC countries escape the heat to Salalah for this simple reason. The city becomes more beautiful during monsoon, when the surroundings turn lush green.
Attractions in Salalah includes the picturesque village of Taqa and Wadi Dirbat, the hanging valley at the Jebel Samhan plateau. The lost desert city of Ubar, which is to the north of Salalah is also worth a visit. For those who want to spent time relaxing, sitting by one of Salalah’s beautiful beaches is a wonderful idea. For those looking for something more exciting scuba diving, fishing, sailing, kayaking or canoeing is for them to choose.
There are many dining options like any other GCC country, where you can select between Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese or Continental cuisines.
The Haffa souq has wide range of collectables to offer including frankincense, dates, handicrafts, souvenirs etc.
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