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Top Attractions in Salalah – Amazing Sites in a Laidback City

Salalah is the second largest city in Oman and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. It attracts hoards of people from different parts of Oman and tourists especially during the Khareef season.

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Mughsail Bay

Mughsail Bay

Mughsail Bay is one of the most attractive beaches that can be found in Oman. It is a fantastic bird sanctuary and ideal for bird watching and beach activities with thousands of migrating birds like ferns. The panoramic views of the calm blue sea and the endless skyline helps you to truly relax with many a beach resort Salalah has to offer for your accommodation needs such as Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Mughsail Bay is situated about 50km west of Salalah down the Mughsail Road.

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Wadi Darbat

Wadi Darbat

Oman is blessed with this natural park where you can experience spectacular views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, caves, lush green vegetation and plenty of wildlife. The 100 metre tall waterfall is a treat to watch that has been gifted by nature. If you are an adventurist, you can explore a vast number of cave chambers with old stalactites and stalagmites. In the past these caves were used by shepherds for their shelter. The cave walls are filled with coloured paintings of animals. The largest natural cave in Oman is found in Wadi Darbat.

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Nabi Ayoub's Tomb

Nabi Ayoub's Tomb

The remains of a prophet are found in Nabi Ayoub's tomb which lies about 40kms from Salalah on Jable Ittin. The impressive building displays verses from the Holy Quran on its walls. According to reliable historical records and tales it is believed that the prophet Nabi Ayoub spent his time in praying at the small stone mosque that is built near his tomb. Since it is a venerated holy place, pilgrims should take off their shoes before entering and women should cover their heads with a scarf.

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Ain Homran

Ain Homran

This is one of the best bird sanctuaries in Oman blessed with natural springs. Nature and bird lovers can find a perfect place for their retreat at Ain Homran as it is a fantastic place for bird watching. Some of the rare species of birds including seven different varieties of eagles reside here. Dense forests with running streams of crystal clear water make Ain Homran a superb natural habitat and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife species and is ideal for a family vacation.

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Salalah Museum

Salalah Museum

Salalah Museum is something you must not miss out on if you are a follower of cultures as it is the cultural centre of Salalah. The massive, beautifully built building dedicated for the museum contains and displays the Al Musnad writings, ancient holy scriptures and coins that dates back to the 11th century AD. The pottery seen here, traditional irrigation tools and manuscripts date back to the Middle Ages. Salalah Museum is open from Saturday to Wednesday from 8am to 2pm for pilgrims and other visitors.