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Experience the Best Of Salalah - Make the most of your trip in Salalah

If you are heading to Oman it is a must to make a visit to Salalah and here are some of the best ways you can experience Salalah while you are there.


Museum of the Frankincense

The Museum of Frankincense is the most important location in your list of Oman attractions such as this is what makes Salalah the second most important city after the capital. At the museum you will get to learn about the most precious and famous natural product in the country. You will also get insight into how it was shipped to India during trading.


Sultan Qaboos Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Mosque shares almost the same name with Muscat's Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The former is not as large as the latter but it is just as grand and beautiful. The interior of both mosques has a similar colour palette even though the exterior looks different.


Al Husn Souq

It is a must to visit a local Souq when in Oman. The Al Husq Souq in Salalah is one of the most popular souqs in the city. It is a great place to go to in order to find out the day-to-day lifestyle of the locals. There are many males who gather up at the souqs in order to play dominos or smoke Shisha. The souqs are also a great place to try out local cuisine as there are many vendors with different types of food.


Al Mughsail Beach

Al Mughsail Beach is a must-visit location in Salalah as it is an absolutely picturesque sight to see. Unlike most South-East Asian beaches there aren't many excursions and activities that you can do in the Al Mughsail beach. It is a great place to go relax and wind down with a book and good food. Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is located in the vicinity of the beach which makes it convenient for guests to visit the beach.


Al Marneef cave

Although it is known as a cave the Al Marneef cave isn't a cave to which you can walk into. It is one of the most popular locations in Salalah and there are many tourists and locals in the areas at most times during the day.


Khor Rori

This small but important and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Frankincense takes back to around the first century CE. It was rediscovered by James Bent in the 19th Century and has been an archaeological site since the discovery.


Taqah Castle

Taqah Castle is probably one of the new castles that were built in Oman and although the architecture was kept to look significantly similar to the older buildings. This mansion was once owned by the Sheikh Ali Bon Taman Al Ma'ashani who is the maternal great grandfather of Sultan Qaboos. It is located about 30 kilometres away from Salalah but all the taxi drivers are aware of the location as it is a popular tourist attraction


Salalah Plantations

Salalah is well-known for the fresh fruits that the city produces. They are distributed all around Oman as they are grown in abundance. Coconuts and bananas are the most commonly found fruits and there are so many plantations you can visit in Salalah in order to look at the agriculture and the treatments for the plantations. You can purchase some fresh fruits or drink some juice after walking around the plantations.