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Camels, Salalah, Oman

Salalah

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Introduction

Salalah is the gateway to the unspoiled beaches of southern Oman and the mountains of Dhofar, which turn lush and green after the summer monsoon rains, the Khareef.

This is a colourful, subtropical city, which in many ways seems more like East Africa than Arabia. Plantations of bananas and papayas give Salalah the feel of Zanzibar, while migrating birds come to the marshy khawrs - lagoons - along the coast in large numbers, making it a haven for bird watching.

Inland is Dhofar, where the resinous sap of the Boswellia sacra tree - or frankincense as it's more commonly known - is still gathered as it was in Biblical times. The precious sap continues to be used in religious rites, while a more modern usage is in aromatherapy.

Salalah differs from Muscat and other parts of Oman, not least during and after the monsoon season, when the rains breathe life into the otherwise arid landscape. It's a time for great celebration, with cool air and mist-clad vistas to admire. The Khareef Festival, in July and August, sees music, cultural programmes, sporting events and exhibitions across the city.

Top itineraries in Salalah

Northern Oman Adventure

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,855 pp incl. flights

See the varied natural and cultural highlights of northern Oman on this unforgettable eight-day tour in the company of a private driver-guide.

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Top places to stay in Salalah

Juweira Boutique Hotel, Oman

Small & intimate hotel

Nestled on the picturesque marina promenade of Salalah Beach and facing the Indian Ocean, Juweira Boutique Hotel is located on the pretty promenade of Salalah Beach, an Arabian jewel facing the ocean.

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