Only driving one way takes about four hours from Salalah. But anyone visiting Dhofar cannot allow missing this experience. Perhaps the best is to camp and stay overnight to enjoy sunset and sunrise. Please make sure you deflate your tires. And go with a local guide and at least two cars. Pros: Amazing sunset and sunrise Cons: It’s far from Salalah and requires lots of planning Most of the time we had… Read More
Our second trip to Salalah to visit few places that we missed during our 2019 Khareef trip.
Lots of wadis/canyons to explore north of Salalah. No descriptions, you are on your own…
About 30 mins away from Salalah there is a nice camping spot with few lookouts. Here is the location. It is possible to go all the way down and explore the wadi further.
Port of Salah is the largest port in Oman. The port operates both a container terminal and a general cargo terminal, and serves the local and regional community including humanitarian assistance to Yemen.
What a great destination for a day trip from Salalah? On the way to Shaat you can also stop at Fazayah beach and Mughsail. There are 3 highlights to enjoy here: the lookouts, hidden beach, and sinkhole.
About 1 hour away from Salalah there is a beautiful cliff and beach (Efftalqut). A short, but requiring 4×4, drive from the beach you can spot an abandoned ship. Quite a surreal view.
Wadi Darbat is a beautiful scenic spot in Dhofar, Oman for all nature lovers worth visiting especially during the Khareef (monsoon) season.
Samharam is located at the outlet of Wadi Darbat. Is is an ancient city, now just ruins, known to be part of the frankincense road. The location tells the story of an ancient civilization in Dhofar and its reliance on having access to fresh water.
Ayn Razat is a tranquil place perfect for a nice walk and lunch (video). We visited the wadi, waterfalls, and lookouts as part of our Khareef 2019 trip. While in its own way a distinct place, it reminds of other ayns. The amazing aspect of this location is the surrounding. You will need ideally a 4×4 car with good clearance to enjoy absolutely spectacular views. Just be careful, because even with a… Read More