Salalah is sandwiched in the middle of a plain between the mountains and the Indian Ocean. This plain, with its horseshoe crescent of hills, extends east towards Jebel Samhan, and west towards the Yemeni border. For a day trip, it’s feasible to go east or west, but not to tackle both.
The hillsides at any time of year are a fascinating product of human interaction with centuries of livestock grazing (mostly camels, cows and goats) helping to shape the contours, while nature takes care of the rest. Ancient trees and striking limestone formations are just some of the unique natural wonders of the region.
Many facilities at Dhofar’s sights, such as restaurants and teashops, are only open in the khareef (rainy season).