Salalah is a very fascinating place and has a lot to offer to tourists across all sections. The beautiful mountains, valleys, springs, water falls, heavy rains, beaches and the fantastic weather make Salalah a perfect holiday destination.
It is a good location even for people who wish to simply chill out as the entire city has a mystical serenity. For people who love history it offers more than one archaeological spots which date back in history and are very interesting. All in all it is a tourists paradise....
Best city to drive around without getting lost. The roads are well thought out and signage is great. We started from one end of the city, Mirbat, all along the port area heading to Al Mughsayl beach is to see the blow hole.
Then up to Jobs tomb and across the top of the Dhofar mountains. What a beautiful place to send a few days to relax.
nice city but we visited Salalah in the wrong season, I think people would enjoy it very much, the airport was small cute but functional, in a matter of minutes you would be walking out of it, very friendly people.
Salalah is beautiful place with lots of attractions and natural beauties. The best time to visit is June to Sept you will see all green vallies, big water falls, wadi with water, etc.
This is my 2nd visit to this port town Salalah. However heard that during monsoon (June to Aug) the city becomes very lively due to wonderful rainfall and lush green landscape.
During the monsoon, Salalah being below the equator line in the southern hemisphere the temperature is generally cool and soothing in compare to the heat in the Gulf area and thus become the tourist choice.
It is a beautiful, quiet, scenic city close to the Arabian sea. There are lots of beautiful beaches, springs, mountains and coconut, banana orchards.
It is also an interesting historical city.
Coastal town with beautiful views. All businesses close between 12 and 4. Public transport limited to expensive taxis and tour operators.
a private rental car is recommended. Get a paper map or old school gps as google maps and other online maps is of little help. Hotel restaurants good but expensive. Local restaurants (Barbecue Nation), good food and an excellent atmosphere. Best time to visit June to September.
Coming from Dubai, Salalah, is just pleasing to the eye. Feels like new zealand except there're camels on the roads instead of sheeps.
Laid Back, Relaxing & Breath taking..
Salalah is a very good and clean city, also it is good for different interests like history, markets, religues, musumes, and nature.
Very old and basic city, but you can enjoy the weather and the sightseeing places, don't miss going wadi darbat & moghaiseel.
Salalah is the capital city of the governorate of Dhofar in the South of Oman, and the second largest city in the country.
Salalah is one of probably only two places in the Arabic peninsula (besides Yemen) that experiences a monsoon season, which is called Khareef and lasts from July to September. Khareef means “autumn” in Arabic but it refers to monsoon when describing Salalah, and by the way the word monsoon in English is derived from the Arabic word maowsim which means season. During this time, the brown landscape of Salalah and its surroundings is completely transformed to a beautiful and lush green, and locals and tourists alike flock to Salalah. Khareef is not the only thing Salalah is known for, Salalah is even more famous for its ancient frankincense trade, with the UNESCO including several ancient settlements (Al Balid, Sumharam, Shisr and Wadi Dawkah) in Dhofar in its World Heritage List, appropriately naming it the “Land of Frankincense”. Thousands of years later, Salalah is still well known for the quality and quantity of frankincense it produces! Things to Do / Places to Visit: We spent two nights in Salalah, and managed to visit the following places: Al Mughasyl Beach Sumharam Tourist Village Al Haffa Souq Ayn Razat Ayn Homran Ayn Hatoom Wadi Dirbat Zero Gravity road Taqah Sumharam ancient Village Khowr Rowri Mirbat Salalah Gardens Mall Al Balid Archeological Site
Salalah is a very small town. very laid back. green and quiet. nice sea view. nothing special in the market.
about 100 shops all selling same stuff(frankincense, traditional Omani hat, scarf).. I didn't spend much time in town as I was staying in the resort. people in Salalah are very friendly. very hospitable and cool. I think you can explore many things out of city specially if you like mountains and caves.
Nice wadi's & beaches. Must watch Wadi Derbat & Mughsail Beach. Also watch blow holes near mughsail beach.