Top Choice Archaeological Site in Salalah

Museum of the Frankincense Land

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 across the sea to India from here in exchange for spices. Lit…
Souq in Salalah

Al Husn Souq

Head for this souq to rub shoulders with the jovial Dhofari people who have been assembling in this spot, albeit under different awnings, for centuries. The souq, spread over a number of alleyways next to the sultan…
Notable Building in Salalah

Dhofar Governor's Office

Something of a local landmark.
Gardens in Salalah


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…