Salalah is famous for its plantations of coconuts, papayas and bittersweet, small bananas. Stroll through the plantation roads near the corniche (2km from the town centre), and it's hard to remember Salalah is Oman's second city. For refreshment, stop off at one of the many colourful fruit stands that stay open until late in the evening along As Sultan Qaboos St and enjoy the juice of a king coconut.

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Nearby Salalah attractions

1. Al Baleed Archaeological Park

0.72 MILES

Well-labelled and atmospherically lit at night, the ancient ruins of Al Baleed belong to the 12th-century trading port of Zafar. Frankincense was shipped…

2. Sultan's Palace

1.98 MILES

This enormous palace complex, with villas and landscaped gardens along the beach front, is home to the family of Oman's ruler, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said…

3. Sultan Qaboos Mosque

2.12 MILES

This newly completed, single-dome mosque with two minarets is a gift from His Majesty to the people of his mother's hometown, Salalah. It's open to…

4. Ayn Garziz

7.39 MILES

One of the most visited of the springs issuing from the foothills surrounding Salalah, Ayn Garziz often has a generous flow of water collecting at the…

5. Ayn Razat


The most striking of all the springs scattered across the Salalah Plain, Ayn Razat flows copiously from the hillside at all times of year and rolls across…

6. Job’s Tomb

11.15 MILES

In religious terms, this tomb is probably the most important site in Dhofar. The tomb of Prophet Job, mentioned in the Old Testament and venerated by…

7. Ayn Humran

11.93 MILES

Tiny compared with its more bountiful neighbours, this spring collects in a small well in the middle of a rural road at the northern rim of the plain. Of…

8. Ayn Tabraq

14.6 MILES

One of the prettiest springs sprinkled across the eastern Salalah Plain, this one ushers from a bare rock and is channelled through a zigzagging concourse…