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Amazing Places to Visit in Salalah – The Oasis City

Oman isn't all about desert sands and camels; head over to the oasis city of Salalah and be amazed. A coastal city enjoying a prime spot on the Arabian Peninsula, Salalah is where you feast your senses to lush coastlines framed by green mountains and explore ancient villages. Read on for more.

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Chase the Waterfalls

There are some really amazing waterfalls you must visit when enjoying a holiday in Salalah. Plenty of Oman Resorts offer easy access to the many waterfalls in the region. If you are a guest at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas located across Oman, make sure to book a tour to explore the following waterfalls; Ayn Khor, Ayn Tubrook, Ayn Hamran, Ayn Athoom, Wadi Ayn and Wadi Darbat. Visiting the falls over the Khareef or rainy season is the most rewarding time.

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Enjoy the Wadi Darbat

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Salalah during the rainy season, do head over to the Wadi Darbat. There the entire family can spend a day of relaxed fun, taking a ride in a paddle boat or kayaking across the glistening waters of the lake. This is a strictly Khareef season activity.

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Relish the Romantic Sunsets

Staying at a Salalah hotel is all about relaxing and rejuvenating mind body and soul. The amazing sunsets of the region will not only stun you but make you feel utterly enchanted. The best sunsets are experienced from the Cliff at Taqa. Drive to the top, spread out a picnic and wait for the mesmerising show, you will be treated to spectacular views of not only the setting sun, but the sun-bleached beaches spread below and enchanting Taqa town spread like a carpet.

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Stroll on Mirbat Beach

The perfect day trip; plan a tour of the historic Mirbat fisher village. Located just 75kms from Salalah this region is considered one of the Dhofar Governorates 10 wilayats. The drive to the Mirbat fisher village is very scenic and while Mirbat itself is home to truly stunning beaches, the route from Salalah to Mirbat too is scattered with gorgeous sandy oases you will most probably want to stop and enjoy.

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Check Out the Blow Holes of Mughsayl Beach

Head over to Mughsayl Beach for some exciting adventures; while you can enjoy getting soaked around the Al Mughsayl blow holes spewing water hundreds of feet in the air, you can explore the Marneef Caves and their enchanting interiors with plans to chill at pretty Mughsayl Beach and enjoy some relaxed fun.

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Explore the Sultan Qaboos Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Mosque located in Salalah is one of the nation's most popular. The complex located in the city centre is noted for its beautiful architecture; which comprises of tall minarets decorated with golden ornaments and glistening domes. The interior is just as enchanting, the floor is inlaid with a green carpet while the walls are adorned with beautiful motifs along which pretty lanterns are hung.