Located in the southern part of the country, Salalah basks in its ample natural and cultural wealth. Explore UNESCO-listed Al Balid and Khori Rori archaeological sites that date back to 1st century AD. The exhibits at Museum of Frank Incense too narrate a story of ancient trade routes and exotic products like this highly prized perfume. Take a dip in the cool blue waters of Al Mughsail beach and then go exploring the nearby Marneef Cave dotted with natural blowholes that regularly erupt in fountains of water. After a scenic ride along the Sea of Oman shore on a traditional wooden boat, sip on refreshing coconut water served in the shell. Head up to the Taqah Castle so that you are in time to catch a spectacular sunset from its ramparts. From July to September every year, Salalah blossoms with the monsoon rains, leading up to the Khareef festival that celebrates the harvest, the people, and the history of the land.
Land of Frankincense
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Places: Muscat (1 day) → Nizwa (1) → Jebel Shams & Al Hamra (1) → Wahiba Sands (1) → Sur & Ras Al Jinz (1) → Muscat (2)
Tour Highlights: Royal Opera House, Grand Mosque, Muttrah Souk, Forts & Castles, Al Hoota Caves, Village Walks...
Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah is ideally located by the sea, minutes from the heart of Salalah city. Tucked into lush tropical gardens, this beach resort lets you relax and recharge, while enjoying close proximity to popular local attractions.
Fanar Hotel & Residences is ideally located along picturesque Salalah beach, less than an hour’s drive from Muscat. Minutes away from restaurants and shopping spots, this beachfront resort offers an idyllic getaway.