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Salalah City

Salalah City receives its visitors with large vistas of grass and water mist, opening its arms to them and spreading the shade of its palm trees (locally called Coconut). The smell of frankincense wafts through the city. This is the same frankincense that has been portrayed on the walls of ancient Pharaonic temples ever since Hatshepsut journeyed to Oman’s fertile lands. Salalah is famous for its lights that sparkle through the night’s lyrical breezes and the day’s sun rays beating down on the waves that dance in celebration of Salalah’s eternal spring.

 

what country is Salalah?


Salalah (Arabic: صَلَالَة‎, transliterated Ṣalālah), is the capital and largest city of the southern Omani governorate of Dhofar. Its population in 2009 was about 197,169. Salalah is the second-largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province.

 

What is Salalah known for?

 

Salalah is known for its unique Khareef (monsoon) festival, in which the whole city turns green and attracts visitors from all around the world. ... It is the second-largest city in Oman, but the biggest in Dhofar, and the biggest seaport in the Arab Peninsula.

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What can you do in Salalah?

 

- Museum of the Land of Frankincense. ...
- Sultan Qaboos Mosque. ...
- Al Husn Souq (Al Husn Souk) ...
- Al Mughsail Beach. ...
- Al Marneef Cave. ...
- Salalah Tourism Festival. ...
- Khor Rori. ...
- Take a boat ride.

 

Which is the best time to visit Salalah?

 

The unique climatic factors make Salalah a magical spot and the jewel of the Arabian Sea. Here you will enjoy monsoon (khareef) amidst the green carpet woven by nature in Salalah, and marvel at the steep mountain views, bathed in the colors of sunset and sunrise that visitors enjoy every day, and marvel at the abundance of rare types of birds. The most definite best time to visit Salalah is during the monsoon (khareef) season that lasts from July end - September when the desert transforms into a lush, green oasis!

Salalah City

 

Culture and way of Living

 

History and culture play pivotal roles in delineating the features of Salalah people, and the city’s nature and culture. Studies and research carried out by a number of scholars point to the ancient history of this city. This is evidenced by the various writings and inscriptions found on artifacts belonging to a succession of civilizations that have risen and fallen in this land and which still have their impact on the present day. Excavations are still underway to determine the exact historical timeline of these civilizations, including the Al Bilayd civilization which dates back to between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, and the archaeological finds indicate the existence of much business activity.

 

Why is Salalah green?


It is located in the Dhofar region. It turns green during the monsoon season called the “Khareef” in Arabic. Like crossing the border of nature, you can see the fine line of division of desert and green land while traveling from Muscat to Salalah during monsoon. ... The plants lie dormant after the monsoon season