Salalah is the capital and major city of the southern Omani governorate of Dhofar. It is a Must Visit place in Oman. It is historically independent and by cultural and ecological means it is an exclusive area. During the nineteenth century, this region was included in the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, and remains as the nation’s capital from 1932 until the promotion of Sultan Qaboos in 1970.
The best thing about this place is the birthplace of the Sultan, and his mother was a member of a famous regional Jebbali tribe; to this day the Sultan maintains lock ties to the city. Today Salalah is still celebrated for the cultivation and trade of frankincense. Visitors flock to the area to escape from glowing hot temperatures elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, so it is also well-known for its summer khareef festival (Salalah Tourist Festival). Limited lodging and eating facilities were available outside the city.
Go for a boat tour and enjoy watching whales, discover the wreck of Samhuram or Queen of Sheba’s Palace (archaeological site of Khor Rori), find the serene rooms at the Salalah Museum (The Museum of the Land of Frankincense) and the archeological site of Al Balid. Stroll along with the farm of frankincense (olibanum) trees and shop for the resin at the souqs. Go to Empty Quarter to spend a full day or overnight in the peaceful ambiance of this wide desert’s wilderness. Travel to the city of the ruins of Ubar, famous as the ‘Atlantis of the Sands’. Salalah is also famous for coconut, banana, and papaya plantations.
What is the best time to visit salalah ?
Most of the tourists prefer Salalah during July and August, to enjoy the annual khareef and where the nearby wadis are full of water.
what are the places to visit in salalah ?
Al Mughsail Beach Sultan Qaboos Mosque Taqah Castle Al Marneef Cave Al Baleed Archeological Site Jebel Samhan Anti gravity point Land of Frankincense Museum Al Husn Souq Tawi Atair Sinkhole Wadi Darbat Sumhuram old city