A rich and fertile land, Salalah is the only region in the Gulf which receives the monsoon showers which fall from July to September. Situated in the extreme south of Oman, with a spread of beautiful, undulating carpet of green coconut groves which lace the coast line, where the clouds and mist shroud the mountains and springs and wells gush forth, Salalah is a place that attracts many migratory birds. Salalah town is the administrative capital and has all the modern amenities.
Salalah can be visited all year round, whether you seek a winter beach break or wish to explore the many sights around the town or choose to experience the monsoon season with the Khareef Festival. The town spreads along the coast with a long corniche popular for evening walks, where one can enjoy the cool sea breeze. The pace here is relatively slow and perfect for a languid, relaxed holiday interspersed with visits to some interesting places and perhaps an adventurous mountain trekking.
One of the popular spots for picnic is Ain Arzat which is a source of several natural springs.
Places to See
Nabi Ayoub's Tomb, Shisr- The lost city of Ubar of the Arabian nights, the scenic Ain Arzat and Ain Homran with its natural springs and shopping for incenses at Al Husn Souq makes the journey interesting. Fishing village of Misbat with its coastal fort.
Wadi Darbat is a natural park with scenic views of mountains, caves and birds. The lush green oasis and peace; the setting makes it a spot not to be missed.
Omani Rial (OMR).
Situated at the Southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Gulf, between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken.
From October to March the temperature is between 17° - 27°C and from April to September the temperature averages in the 40s.
GMT +4 Hours
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