One of the favourite things to bring from Oman is frankincense resin incense. For millennia, religious leaders have contended that burning incense resin is excellent for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is suitable for our brains too. As ScienceDaily shared (source), an international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, described how burning frankincense activates poorly understood ion channels in the… Read More
Our second trip to Salalah to visit few places that we missed during our 2019 Khareef trip.
Bahla Fort is one of four historic fortresses situated at the foot of the Jebel Akhdar/Shams highlands in Oman.
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.
Mirbat is a coastal town in the Dhofar, in southwestern Oman. It was the site of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas on one side and the Armed forces of the Sultan of Oman and their Special Air Service advisers. Mirbat way back was involved in the export of frankincense. Mirbat Old Town and Marina were part of the Khareef’s highlights. Here is a short video from this trip: Please… Read More
It’s quite challenging to find a comprehensive recommendation or a list of what to visit in Salalah and around. The best time is obviously around Khareef (monsoon) season, which is an unique chance to experience rain and fog in Oman.