I have been working and living in Salalah, Oman for eight years. Actually, the province is officially called Dhofar and Salalah is the capital. But in the tourism industry, the name Salalah represents the whole province. From July to September of every year, Salalah is transformed into lush, verdant paradise. It’s called “Khareef” or monsoon season. You wouldn’t believe you’re in the Middle East!
Local and international tourists come here for nature tripping, not shopping. There are a few malls here but not as massive as the ones you find in Dubai. If you want to enjoy Salalah, bring a tent or a mat, and some foldable chairs. Be ready to drive in your SUV at dawn so you can catch the magnificent sunrise.
Some public beaches are very accessible from the main roads while some are hidden and secluded. These isolated beaches are great places for unwinding and meditation. You will also find fertile coconut and banana plantations.