"Salalah the stunning jewel of Oman" Top 5 Page for this destination Salalah by amna_alshamsi

Salalah Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 265 photos

Oman's southern Dhofar region has a glorious history and heritage-the wonders of nature, rich culture, traditions and notable economic development.

Starting the trip

It is not to far from UAE, to travel to Salalah we normally go by road, as we need our cars to travel around the city instead of renting a car there.

I remember that we left home (Dubai) at 4:30 pm and arrived the next day around 12 pm , we drove all night only stopped for eating and praying. Al hamdulla we did not have any difficulties on the road, but the driver has to pay attention while driving and drinks lots of coffee as you do not know what will happen in a wink of eye! I was so excited my first travel by road ! (after this travel i hate travel by road!) i hate sitting for too long inside the car especially if am not the driver!

After driving in the middle of a vast desert you will have to cross a mountain to reach salaha. Here you have to be careful and not to drive to fast and not to take over, am sure you all know how mountain roads look like!

When you will pass the mountain you will reach your spot, you will be surprise to see all the frosts and green meadows which covers by clouds, it is surprising to see all this green vast land after staring at the desert for 2 days and nights!


In Salalah itself temperatures rarely exceed 30 degrees and are often cooler, because from June to September, this area is heavily affected by the south-west monsoon from Africa, and during the heat of summer elsewhere in the Gulf, there is often thick mist and rain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Paradise!
  • Cons:long desert roads to reach there
  • In a nutshell:A paradise worth visiting in summer
  • Last visit to Salalah: Jan 1996
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 22, 2006 at 12:11 PM

    I can recommend the Sub Aqua Dive center at the Hilton Hotel. First class equipment is available for hire. Johan and Nina run various courses, and take out experienced divers to dive sites around the coast. There's lots to see.

  • Sep 7, 2006 at 12:24 AM

    Great pages on Salalah, it is great to have people out there who are willing to share their wisdom

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    Jan 21, 2006 at 3:48 PM

    Great tips on Salalah.... I enjoyed reading them, especially the ones about nature and birds, etc. w

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    Jul 1, 2005 at 11:47 PM

    hi amna. you have given some gr8 information about salalah. Thank you very much

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    Oct 18, 2003 at 7:38 PM

    Comprehensive Salalah page. I found it a real tropical oasis in the middle of the dry desert.

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    Sep 11, 2003 at 7:26 AM

    Excellent page, great info:)

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    Aug 30, 2003 at 1:55 AM

    Hey....Salalah is in Oman ? Man wonderful place! Very good page on Salalah

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    Aug 4, 2003 at 11:17 PM

    Thanks for giving alternatives to Hilton and Holiday Inn...they are everywhere !!!

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    Jul 26, 2003 at 10:07 PM

    You're right, Salalah is a lovely place. I enjoyed very much my stay, the blue holes, Al Hafah and more .....

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    Jul 26, 2003 at 9:59 PM

    Wonderful page! I would love to wander the many souks! Salalah looks like it has so much to offer the tourist!

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