Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

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The perfume capital of Arabia

As the capital of Oman’s Dhofar region, the subtropical city of Salalah is renowned for its khareef, the monsoon season from June to September that transforms this “Perfume Capital of Arabia” into an oasis. But this subtropical city has many other year-round natural sights to behold, including the waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and caves of Wadi Darbat, Mughsail Bay, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Oman.

There are also many historic places, like the ancient ruins of Sumahram Old City and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al Baleed Archaeological Park otherwise known as “The Land of Frankincense.”

And if you’re looking for a little retail therapy, there’s plenty of shopping to be done, especially at Lulu Shopping Center and Haffa Souq, the largest and oldest souq in Salalah.

HAFFA SOUQ

HAFFA SOUQ

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HAFFA SOUQ

HAFFA SOUQ

Be sure to brush up on your bargaining skills before heading to this traditional marketplace. The area of Salalah is well known for producing frankincense, and you’ll find plenty at the souq, in addition to other area specialties like dates, handicrafts, and souvenirs. 

AL BALEED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

AL BALEED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

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AL BALEED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

AL BALEED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Explore the ancient ruins of Sumahram Old City and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al Baleed Archeological Park. Otherwise known as “the land of frankincense”, this fragrant resin has been the corner stone of the local economy since around 2000 BC. 

SALALAH BEACH

SALALAH BEACH

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SALALAH BEACH

SALALAH BEACH

Experience the beautiful beaches and stunning coastline and see why Salalah is known as the jewel of the Arabian Sea. Walk along the white sandy beach, and dip your toes in the warm waters. The nearby mountains feature and abundance of fragrant frankincense trees that have helped make the area famous.

Salalah, Oman At a glance

Current Weather:
23°C / 73 °F
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29°
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30°
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Current Time:
12:21:02 am2015/03/06 00:21:02 am
GST
Friday, March 06
Offset:
UTC/GMT +04:00
Currency:
Omani Rial
Exchange Rates:
  • 2.60
  • 3.23
  • 1.70
  • 3.33
  • 2.35
  • 161.73
  • 7.75
  • 39.10
Local Details:
GPS: 17°1'12"N 54°6'0"E
Population: 198,000
Country Code: +968

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