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Family Activities to do in Salalah – Miracle City

Salalah the capital of the Dhofar Region in Oman is the type of place that changes your perception of the Middle East. No arid desert environs greet you there instead you are treated to gorgeous coastlines, and verdant cliffs, ideal for loads of family fun. Do read on!


Enjoy a Day at Mughsail Beach

Listed as one of Salalah's most popular beaches, Mughsail is the type of place you can spend an entire day at. Go there in the Khareef season, meaning monsoon, and the place is extremely windy. The sun bleached white sand beach and glistening blue water of the ocean are ideal for snapping up some holiday photos and relaxing with the family. This beach is only 45 minutes from Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, and perfect to visit for a day out exploring the neighbourhood of your Salalah beach resort.


Savour the Tranquillity of Sultan Qaboos Mosque

Opened in 2001 by Oman's Sultan this mosque is the nation's most important shrine. The place is a beautiful oasis of tranquillity, spread across 40,000sqmtrs. Explore the complex housing a variety of treasures like antiques, the world's largest hand-woven carpet and a very elaborate and elegant chandelier. Easy to reach from your resort in Salalah the mosque is loved for its ability to instil a sense of calm in all who visit its interiors.


Explore Sumhuram Old City

Gather up the family and set off on a tour of culture, tradition and history; the Sumhuram Old City is better known as the Sumhuram Archaeological Park. The ruins have been fully restored after intense excavation work, offering a marvellous step back in time adventure for the entire family. The old city is not popular just for its archaeological allures, but for its stunning surroundings too; rugged coasts and sandy hills make up the environs of this ancient city which most visitors find loads of fun to explore. One attraction not to be missed is the 'Temple of Sin'; sculpted out of limestone, the structure is located to the northwest of the city's boundary wall.


Enjoy a Sail Across Wadi Darbat

The perfect fun outdoor adventure for the entire family a boat ride across the glistening waters of Wadi Darbat is quite the unique Arabic adventure. Very popular amongst tourists travelling in groups, the Wadi is most beautiful during the Khareef season. The place is ideal if you love a good hike and exploring the mountains, perfect for not only a boat ride but appreciating the beauty of nature and looking forward to a relaxed picnic with family and friends.


Be a ShutterBug Chasing Waterfalls

Savour as much of Salalah stunning surroundings by exploring the region; not to be missed are tours to the magnificent waterfalls of Ain Taboo, Ain Koor and Ain Asoob. The serene environs made up of lush green fields, amazing surroundings and flowing waterfalls are perfect for all nature lovers and photography enthusiasts to enjoy.