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Salalah Travel Guide for your Ultimate Vacation Plan

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Salalah Travel Guide for your Ultimate Vacation Plan

Oman’s Southern city and capital of the Dhofar Governorate, Salalah, is a vacationer's dream come true. Its lush and green beauty attracts tourists all year round. For those who are unaware, Salalah was the trade center in the 13th century. The city, at one point, was the capital of Dhofar and the center of incense trade. Then the city went into ruins and came into notice only in the 19th century. From 1932-1970 it was named the capital of Oman. Here we will tell you about the places you should visit if you choose a Salalah holiday package from Dubai.

Al Baleed Archaeological site

These are the remains of the city of Zaheer. This is where frankincense was loaded for India. The area has a history dating back 4000 years. For better insights into the area, visit the Museum of the Frankincense land. The fee for entry to the museum is 2 OMR. The place finds mention in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, and the Park is open from 8 am to 8 pm

Al Husn Souq

You can go there to buy all kinds of stuff. It is also called the Frankincense Souq. However, the Souk remains closed from 12 pm-4 pm every day. The Peak visiting months are in the Kharif season, i.e., July-August. Here you can buy traditional Omani dresses, perfumes, incense burners, etc.

Mughsail Beach

Mughsail Beach is one of the most visited tourist spots here. Close by is located the Al Marneef cave. The cave is a strange-looking rock formation on the coast. You can also visit the Mughsail Blowholes, which is a view to watch.

Khor Rori

The Khor Rori is situated in the east of Salalah. It was an important trading post in ancient times. You can visit the Sumhuram Archaeological park as a part of the Salalah tour packages.

Taqah Castle

The Taqah Castle is an exotic fairy tale location. It is located in the east of Salalah. The place is home to a beautiful white sand beach. The Taqah castle dates back to the 19th century, and the entry to the Taqah castle is 0.5 OMR. When there, don’t forget to see the merging of three topographies at this place.

Visit the fruit plantations

Due to the subtropical climate here, this place has many fruit-growing plantations. The popular fruits found here include coconuts, papayas, and bananas. It is located two kilometers east of Chronic in Salalah. There is a fantastic variety to choose from, and in the monsoon season, the place is green and lushier.

Dahariz Beach

This is the only beach located in the middle of the city. The Coconut trees line up the borders of the beach. The well-decorated promenade attracts tourists. This is the perfect location to have an enjoyable picnic.

Sultan Qaboos Mosque

The mosque boasts of pristine white Omani architecture. It has a colossal complex with carpeted interiors. The attractive and rich wall engravings here are a must-see. Fridays are busy days, so avoid visiting on that day.

Al Hosn Palace

This is a picturesque palace reminiscent of the ancient era. It is located in Central Salalah. The palace is surrounded by palm-fringed boundaries and takes around 1-2 hours to explore.

Wadi Darbat

The Wadi Darbat offers an exotic view of lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and caves. It is a destination suitable for nature lovers and history buffs. Very close to the cave are multiple stalactites and stalagmites. You will get enthralled by the colored animal paintings on the walls. The place is an integral part of the honeymoon packages in Salalah.

Complete the Frankincense trail

Here you can plan a visit to the Nabi Ayoub Prophet Job’s tomb. The place has spectacular views of plains, mountains, and green plains. Enjoy the scary hairpin bends on the road to Yemen. Also, see Frankincense trees as they line up onto the route. Don’t forget to visit the nearby bird sanctuary that sees seasonal birds.

Enjoy gazing at wildlife at Jebel Samhan

The Jebel Samhan is 73 km far from the City center. This wildlife sanctuary is home to the Arabian leopard. You will need a permit to enter the area. There are many more animals to have a look at.

Tawi Atair Sinkhole

It is Also known as the “Well of birds” and has one of the most gorgeous sinkholes. Alongside are honeycombed limestones that add to the beauty. This is the world’s largest sinkhole, nearly 1 km long and 200 meters deep.

Gun Souq

The Gun Souq is located in the center of the city. You can purchase any kind of firearm here. However, these items are antiques only for decorative purposes. You can also buy traditional knives here.

Nabi Imran Tomb

The Nabi Imran Tomb is the longest tomb in the world. It is the resting place of prophet Imran, an important Islamic prophet. The entire grave is 41 feet long and is located in the hills of Dhofar. There is a small mosque located nearby. Along with a well-designed garden adds to the serenity of the area.

Nabi Hud Tomb 

The tomb is almost 22 km far from the city center. Prophet Hud was sent to preach faith to the residents of Aad. The entire tomb is around 3 meters long and 1.5 meters high.

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