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Salalah, Oman

Discover the charming streets, museums and lively souks of this lovely old city on the Arabian Sea. Those with an interest in architecture will appreciate the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, featuring one of the biggest single-piece-weave rugs in the world. Beyond the city lies the beach of Al Mughsail, featuring blowholes and caves. The landscape is not just desert: a fertile countryside of coconut and banana plantations, mountains and seascapes surround you on the way to Job's (Nabi Ayoub) Tomb.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Salalah
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Gulf Standard Time GST
    UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The native language is Arabic, but many locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Omani Rial (OMR) US Dollar may be accepted. Shop for frankincense and burners.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised tours and shore excursions are the best way to see the area. Taxis and shuttles are available.
    • Famous For
      Famous for perfumes and incense, the Mughsail Blowholes are not to be missed.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Only a short bus ride away, Job's Tomb is a popular nearby attraction located at Jabar al Qamar.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The old city, within the Haffa area, contains a souq (marketplace) with a variety of collectibles.
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