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Salalah, Oman

Salalah is the capital and seat of the governor or Wali of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. It is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the nearby mountains and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain wadi courses.

Major attractions also include Salalah’s beautiful beaches and coastline which make for great scuba diving and bird watching. There is also the ruins of the fortified town of Sumharam (Khor Rori).

Things to See & Do

* Ruins of Sumharam
* Sultan Qaboos’ Palace
* Al-Hisn Souq
* Old City
* Beaches & coastline

General Information

Cruise Season –Oct – May
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Land Area – 1,800 km²
Population – 31,450 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 968

Port Location – The port is located approximately 15km to the southwest of the city.

Travel Links – Oman Air flies from Muscat to Salalah at least three times a day. The flight takes roughly 90 minutes. The same carrier flies from Dubai to Salalah, with the flight taking some 2 hours scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays.There are direct flights to Indian cities of Kozhikode & Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram via Kochi. Air Arabia flies twice a week to Sharjah on Thursdays and Saturdays.

There are daily buses between all Omani cities (12 hours).

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