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From mid-June to mid-August, monsoon clouds from India engulf Salalah in fine drizzle. As a result, the stubble of the encircling plain and the desert escarpment beyond (referred to locally as the jebel) is transformed into a verdant oasis where huge herds of camels graze alongside cattle and goats in the engulfing mists. Gulf visitors flock to Salalah at this time to enjoy the long-running tourism festival and to picnic under the rain clouds. All year round, however, Salalah’s coconut-fringed beaches, banana plantations and sociable Dhofari culture offer an attractive flavour of Zanzibar in the heart of the Arabian desert.


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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

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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

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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

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East Salalah Tour - Half Day - By Beautiful Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateHere you will be seeing the seasonal waterfalls (if its there at the time of your visit), a spring where you can do pedal boating, kayaking and motor boating (boating at own cost) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series. A trip to Salalah is incomplete without visiting this beautiful valley and it is one of the most visited place in Dhofar Region. You can do trekking from one point of the valley to another. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Sumhuram Old City, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateSumhuram Archeological site is an ancient city, which was once used to trade Frankinscene to the world. The ruins sit atop a small hill above the tranquil waters of Khor Rori and was build in 3rd century BC. This is also known to be a place of Queen Sheeba Palace. There is a walking track to cover the site on foot. It's a great walk and you can see the birds and water at Khor Rori, which is visible from this area. There is also a gallery - Sumhuram Archaeological Galley where the artifacts excavated from this site are displayed.Duration: 35 minutesPass By: Khor RoriThis is a fascinating place, where you can see the water and birds from Sumhuram Archaeological siteStop At: Taqah Castle, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateTaqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. You can see the well, roofless jail, formal sitting area also known as majlis, bedrooms, kitchen and stores. In these areas you will see traditional weaponry, jewelry, every day household items and fascinating traditional colorful pieces of clothes.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Taqa BeachAlthough Taqa is famous for its castle but Taqa has a great beach also and is a great spot for birds watching. The view of Taqa city is great from the beach side. Duration: 20 minutes

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West Salalah Tour - Half Day - By Beautiful Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Al Mughsail Beach, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThe journey of Salalah is incomplete without a trip to white sand beaches of Mughsayl on the Western side of Salalah. The beach has lots of white sandDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Marneef Cave, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThere are blowholes overlooking Marneef cave. The blowholes are also referred as Mughsayl Natural Fountains by the tourists. The water jet from the blowholes vary according to the season, but can get as high as 28m in the sky in Khareef season. This is a unique trek in the Middle East where you start your walk from beach and go up to a cave and end up at blowholes.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Ittin ParkIttin moutains on Jabal Qara have a great view of Salalah city from an altitude of over a thousand feet. There is an amazing cave and the trek to the cave has fascinating views of Jabal Qara and Salalah city. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Nabi Ayoub's Tomb, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThis is the tomb of Prophet Ayub (also known as prophet Job), who is a famous prophet for all the religions and mentioned in the Holy Quran and Bible.Duration: 30 minutes

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West Salalah Beach Excursion - Half Day - By Beautiful Salalah

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Al Fizayah Beach, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThis is no doubt the best beach in Dhofar. Al Fizayah Beach or Fazayah Beach is pristine beach and in its real form. Only 4x4 vehicle can go to this beach.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Al Mughsail Beach, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThe journey of Salalah is incomplete without a trip to white sand beaches of Mughsayl on the Western side of Salalah. The beach has lots of white sandDuration: 35 minutesStop At: Marneef Cave, Salalah, Dhofar GovernorateThere are blowholes overlooking Marneef cave. The blowholes are also referred as Mughsayl Natural Fountains by the tourists. The water jet from the blowholes vary according to the season, but can get as high as 28m in the sky in Khareef season. This is a unique trek in the Middle East where you start your walk from beach and go up to a cave and end up at blowholes.Duration: 45 minutes