Welcome to Dhofar

If travelling between July to September, try going overland to Salalah and returning by plane. This is the best way to sense the full spectacle of the khareef across the top of the escarpment; after eight hours of gravel plains, Dhofar seems like a minor miracle. With lots of historical interest – from the city of Ubar in Shisr to Al Baleed Archaeological Park in Salalah – Dhofar is a must on most itineraries of Oman.

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$403 Day Trips & Excursions

Khareef Salalah

As confirmed earlier with our reservation desk, Pick up time will be as per the arrival of cruise. If from the hotel then it will be between 08:00 am & 09:00 as per the guests convenience.The transport will be as per the number of passengers either a 4 Wheel Drive or a 22 seater coach. Mineral water bottles will be provided during the Tour. Any entrance tickets will be included. Any meals are not included. Any personal expenses such as tips or laundry are not included. Pick up & Drop will be as confirmed by the guest during the time of booking.Leaving back with great memories for a life time.

$228.35 Kid Friendly

Private Day Tour: Highlights of Dhofar

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mirbat Castle, Mirbat, Dhofar GovernorateWe will visit the Mirbat castle and get a glimpse of history!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Old Town of Mirbat, Mirbat, Dhofar GovernorateWe will visit the fish market and old town of Mirbat.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Sumhuram Old City, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateWe will tour the small museum of Sumhuram Old City and get to know the ruins of the old port and its history. There are plenty of opportunities for great pictures.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Taqah Castle, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateAs an alternative to Mirbat castle, we may visit Taqah castle in the small own of Taqah.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateBefore going to Wadi Darbat, we will pass by two of our secret little spots. In one, if you are lucky, you will spot flamingos. In the other one - well, it is a secret spot, let yourself get surprised. In Wadi Darbat we will pass the viewpoint for the waterfall and drive through the wadi. Take pictures at the beautiful stream with los of small waterfalls and we will certainly stop to let camels pass through the wadi! A magical place… Picknick lunch in the wadi.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateWe will be in awe looking at the sinkholes in the Sumhuram mountains. In the sinkholes we can spot many birds! If we are lucky we will even see eagles. If we have some time left we will drive to the top of the Sumhuram mountains and will spot Mirbat in the distance! The view is incredible. On the way, we will pass a green landscape with cows and goats.Duration: 1 hour

$45 Kid Friendly

Salalah City Tour - Half Day - By Beautiful Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateSultan Qaboos Mosque is the largest mosque in Salalah, named after the King of Oman. This is a iconic Islamic Architecture and a must see when in SalalahDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Nabi Umran A.S Tomb, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateTomb of Prophet Umran A.S. is located near the famous landmark of Salalah (Burj Al Nadah / Clock Tower)Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Museum of the Frankincense Land, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThis is an indoor museum at Al Baleed Archaeological site, which hosts Artifacts excavated from archaeological sites, Governorate of Dhofar's historical and archaeological heritage and Superb models of Omani boats from 3000 BC to currentDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Al Balid Archeological Site, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateAl Baleed Archaeological Park is an open air Archaeological site across the Arabian Sea and a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are remains of Al Baleed Mosque, which has a size of 1,732 square meters and dates back to the 4th Century AH. The roof of the mosque was supported by 144 columns.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Al Haffa beachThe beach has white sand, coconut trees and many shops besides the beach. The beach also have a old traditional market place, called Haffa Souq. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Al-Husn Souq, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateAlso know as Haffa Souq, it is a traditional market which sells perfumes, clothes, souvenirs and the famous Frankincense Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Al Hosn Palace, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThis is the palace of the Sultan of Oman, it's not allowed to enter inside but from outside it will be shownStop At: Salalah Gardens Mall, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThis is the largest and the only modern shopping mall, built with Arabic architecture. The mall has many coffee shops, restaurants, shops and departmental store. Duration: 30 minutes

$520 Kid Friendly

Half Day Salalah Desert Tour - By Beautiful Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ittin Park ‘Qara' mountain range with its spectacular view of the Salalah plains dotted with thick shrub & woodlandStop At: Salalah Line Transport - Thumraithaving a small break in Thumrait town, which was famous as a Bedouin settlementDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Ubar The Lost City 'Lost City of Ubar' (UNESCO World heritage site). This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earthDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Empty Quarter, Dhofar GovernorateEmpty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World” by rambling on fascinating sand dunesDuration: 1 hour

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites - Land of Frankincense

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Al Balid Archeological Site, Salalah, Dhofar Governorate This is old city and port of Al Baleed (8th century till 16th century AD), which was one of the 2 ports to ship Frankincense to the worldDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum of the Frankincense Land, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThe museum has artifacts excavated from the ancient sites of Al Baleed, Sumharam and Ubar (Waber)Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Sumhuram Old City, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateOne of the 2 ports, which shipped Frankincense in the past and is located in Khor Rori (4th century BC to the 5th century AD)Duration: 45 minutesStop At: The Frankincense Trail, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateUbar Archeological site is important part of Frankincense Trail around 200 kms from Salalah cityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Wadi DawkahThis is Frankincense trees park where visitors can see the actual frankincense tree in the Dhofar Region of Oman, for which it is famous for. Duration: 30 minutes

$45 Kid Friendly

Camel Ride Tour in Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Souly Eco LodgeCamel Ride in Souly Eco LodgeDuration: 1 hour