Experience the tropics in the heart of the Arabian Desert
Salalah is a subtropical city, swathed in vibrant green vegetation and surrounded by turquoise seas. Owing much of its character to Oman’s former territories in East Africa, Salalah’s coconut-fringed beaches, jade-green waterfalls and banana plantations give a flavour of Zanzibar in the centre of the Arabian Desert.
Take a Salalah holiday during monsoon season, which runs from late June to early September, and you’ll see the landscape transformed into an oasis of rolling pastures and tumbling falls. It’s a unique sight for the region at this time of the year. The cool weather provides a respite for visitors, who flock to the city from across the Persian Gulf. More than just palm-lined beaches, Salalah offers museums, palaces and parks to explore. The Museum of Frankincense gives an interesting glimpse into the city’s history, made rich thanks to the trade in frankincense and perfume. Head into the Rub’ al Khali desert, otherwise known as the Empty Quarter, in search of the ‘Atlantis of the Sands’ at Ubar. There’s a series of exciting archaeological excavations currently underway here.
Whether you’re looking to explore the white sandy beaches, like the much-celebrated Al Fizayah, or admire the Arabian architecture in the city centre, we’ll take care of the details. Our team will develop creative itineraries, helping you to get a flavour of the tropics in the heart of Arabia.