With its traditional Arabian magnetism, breathtaking natural wonders and stunning architectural marvels, Salalah is a truly a traveller's delight and one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Oman. The city is home to famous tombs, mosques and other attractions, including Sultan Qaboos Mosque and Salalah Museum (largest museum in the city). Wadi Darbat, Ain Homran and Khawr Rawri are the best spots to enjoy the wonders of nature in the city. Highlighting the traditional side of the city through folk dance, music and theatre shows, Khareef Festival is the most popular celebration in the city.
Top Attractions in SalalahSalalah is a city known famed for its rich history, archaeological remains and terrific beaches. The Museum of Frankincense Land, the Salalah Museum, Tomb of Nabi Umran, Burj A'Nahdah, Ain Homran, Khawr Rawri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Wadi Durbat are some of the city's biggest tourist delights. Further, you can opt to scuba dive into the beautiful waters of Salalah - this is, in fact, one of the most enjoyed activities in the city.
Best Time to Visit SalalahSalalah has a hot and dry climate. The summers here can be extremely harsh and temperatures can go beyond 40 degrees during the period from April to June. The winter season (October to March) is a good time to be in Salalah with the city enjoying pleasant weather during the time. However, the monsoon season (July and August) is generally considered the best time to visit the city as the rainfall brings a lot of joy to lives of the locals. It is also the time when the famous Khareef Festival is celebrated.
Shopping in SalalahWhether it is Omani silver jewellery, ethnic silverware, textile merchandise, perfumes or ceramic figurines, Salalah has a lot to offer to the shoppers. From Arabic souqs and lavish malls to traditional markets and street side stores, shopping is a delightful affair in the city. For a traditional shopping experience, you must visit the Al Husn and Haffa souqs - two of the oldest souqs in Salalah.