"camels and coconut trees" Top 5 Page for this destination Salalah by TomorrowsAngel

Salalah Travel Guide: 101 reviews and 265 photos

Salalah is the capital of Dhofar (Oman's southernmost province) and is the birthplace of Sultan Al Qaboos.
It is definitely worth making the effort to get to it's great beaches and interesting ethnic mix.

The locals were easy to communicate with - 90% spoke English and Arabic.
Salalah is like a tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific.

Salalah is a great centrepoint to base oneself, there are lots of interesting daytrips nearby: including Job's Tomb, Mirbat's beautiful beaches, and Mughsail, famed for its blowholes and nearby groves of wild frankincense.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:coconut-fringed beaches and plantations of bananas and papaya
  • Cons:nightlife is pretty limited
  • In a nutshell:a taste of zanzibar in the heart of arabian desertland
  • Last visit to Salalah: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2007 at 1:38 AM

    Hello Bec. Am planning to drive down to Salalah beg. of August. Thank you for your lovely tips and photos, my ratings are with you. Greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    The perfect camel picture is pretty good indeed. Nice look at an overlooked corner of an overlooked country.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2003 at 3:10 PM

    Great page. I visited this lovely place in 94. Thank you to bring back good memories.

  • Jul 3, 2003 at 12:45 PM

    Nice page .... i have been to salalah before it is as u mentioned! since you care in Soudi Arabia you might want to drop a visit to Dubai .....nice place

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 1:24 AM

    Great page on a rather remote travel destination! Thanks for sharing!

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2003 at 12:32 AM

    Beautiful photos

  • Jun 26, 2003 at 6:12 AM

    Nice page..lots of info..Where are the supplementay pictures? add this ....This is really good place..I visited the place some 04 years before


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