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Salalah Travel Guide: 99 reviews and 255 photos

Salalah is Oman's second city. It probably has the most favoured location of any city in the Arabian Peninsula, fronted as it is by palm-fringed, white, sandy beaches, with the green Dhofar Mountains in the background.

From June to September, Salalah is affected by the cloud belt of the Indian monsoon, bringing rain, cool weather and thousands of visitors from neighbouring Gulf countries, especially from the U.A.E., Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. During this season, all hotels and apartments are fully booked. However Salalah is now trying to develop into a major all-year-round seaside resort. Currently there are only two beach resort hotels, the Hilton and the Crowne Plaza, which attract European tour groups, but as part of the ambitious Salalah Beach project, five more hotels will be built, as well as further apartments, a marina and an 18-hole golf course.

This area is known as the Land of Frankincense and it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is steeped in history, and places of interest here include the archaeological sites of Al-Baleed and Sumhuram as well as Job's Tomb. Most visitors, however, are attracted by the beautiful mountains and beaches .

  • Last visit to Salalah: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 24, 2010
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  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    The best time is late September/ early October.

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2010 at 3:35 AM

    when is the best time to visit salalah? greeitngs from dubai

  • kulit_feet's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:43 AM

    thanks for sharing your salalah page. it is very helpful and looking forward to come and see it this year.

  • way2anand's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    I think Iwys most of the cooking is either done from outside the Airport hotel or on electric stoves due to security reasons. This in turn reduces the Menu option and of course the taste

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Fascinating! Wow - Job and perhaps the father of Mary or Moses? Great photos/detail - mysterious and inviting. Grazie, Carol <(•¿•)>

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2009 at 3:10 AM

    Happy Birthday!

  • janiebaxter's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2009 at 6:32 AM

    I never got to Salalah when I visited Oman, I wish I had after looking at your pages. What a wonderful place to live!

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2009 at 1:11 AM

    Salalah is like a paradise in the Middle East ...so green and beautiful ..

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    I'm not surprised that your new home town has so much history, but I am surprised to learn that nearly 200 species of bird have been recorded there. I think here in Germany we could use a few of those camels to get on the roads and slow down the cars.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:47 AM

    Amazing page Ian! Definitely didn't expect so much green there.

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