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Salalah

In brief

  • Caribbean of the Orient
  • wide beaches with fine sand
  • warm sea, dolphins and colorful fish
  • desert landscapes contrasting with green oases
  • colorful and fragrant incense market

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Holidays (4)

Hotel Hilton Salalah Resort Hotel Hilton Salalah Resort Oman / Salalah

-26% 1 139 Gbp
837Gbp
  • vacation for two
  • renowned Hilton chain
  • stylish, spacious rooms
  • beautiful long sandy beach
  • All inclusive

Hotel Juweira Boutique Hotel Juweira Boutique Oman / Salalah

-25% 1 202 Gbp
901Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • near a sandy beach
  • view of the bay
  • cozy atmosphere
  • All inclusive

Hotel Al Fanar & Residences Hotel Al Fanar & Residences Oman / Salalah

-24% 1 222 Gbp
926Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • 3 beautiful beaches next to the hotel
  • elegant rooms
  • high level of service
  • 4 restaurants, 7 bars
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Rotana Salalah Resort Hotel Rotana Salalah Resort Oman / Salalah

-22% 1 202 Gbp
934Gbp
  • luxury leisure
  • elegant, spacious rooms with an original décor
  • beautiful, long, sandy beach
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive

Located in the south of Oman Salalah it is the second largest city of the country. The city is famous for its beautiful beaches and high-class hotels.  Being in Salalah you can feel like you are in the Caribbean - the warm, blue sea, wide white beaches with fine sand, and towering coconut palm trees form a landscape like from a postcard! The developed coastline creates excellent conditions for watersports - diving, sailing or canoeing. Walking by the sea you can see the dolphins emerging from the surface of the water!

During the monsoon, the desert landscapes of Salalah turn into lush gardens full of waterfalls and streams. Wadi, i.e. valleys carved in the desert-like, mountainous landscape, are full of oases and surprisingly intense green. Among the scenic hills, the banana, coconut, pomegranate, papaya and walnut plantations are impressive.

Salalah, the capital of Dhofar province, is famous for its incense which in ancient times was worth more than gold! Selling incense was at that time one of the most profitable businesses. It were burned during prayer, religious ceremonies, and used to treat diseases. Nuggets of incense is nothing but incense tree resin which is found in only a few places in the world. Apparently, the best quality resin comes from Oman. Not surprisingly, the Dhofar region was one of the most prosperous regions in the Arabian Peninsula, and for ancient Oman incense was that which crude oil is now.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: Polish citizens are required to have a tourist visa, which can be obtained:
1) online via E-visa Internet platform: https://evisa.rop.gov.om/ .
Visa payment: 5 OMR (10-day visa/name: 26A Tourist Visit Visa), 20 OMR (30-day visa/name: 26B Tourist Visit Visa).
The visa should be printed and taken to the airport. The visa is valid for 1 month from the issue date.
2) at border crossings and at the airport upon arrival. The fee for a visa: 20 OMR (30-day visa).
In order to improve and accelerate formalities upon arrival, it is recommended to purchase a visa in the electronic system.
In the case of having a different nationality than Polish, the customer is required to check the conditions of obtaining a visa at the relevant consulate. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of return to Poland.
Persons with a temporary passport cannot obtain a visa.

Local time: GMT + 4h. Official language: Arabic, in hotels communication in English also possible.

Voltage: 240 V/50 Hz – British sockets (three-pin).

Currency: omani rial (OMR) divided into 1000 baisa. Exchange rate: 1 OMR = approx. 2.6 USD. Only dollars issued after 2009 are accepted in Oman.

Customs: due to Muslim religious and moral standards, appropriate attire in public places is recommended. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in public places. Alcohol is served only on the premises of the hotels for people over 21 y.o.

Vaccinations: not required. The cost of a single visit in a public medical facility amounts to approx. 40 USD.

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

Note! In Oman, it is prohibited to bring and use e-cigarettes!

 


You can always find up to date information about security in this country on your Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Mountain Safari 4x4 — Jeep drive into the Dhofar mountains towards the picturesque town of Taqa, located over a cliff known as Taqah Plateau. Then drive to the evergreen valley of Wadi Darbat, the opportunity to walk among the incredible scenery that is created by acacia trees and freely strolling camels. Stop combined with a picnic lunch in the immediate vicinity of one of the largest karst funnels called Tawi Attair. Then drive through the Qara mountain range, along scenically situated villages of Jebel. Return to Salalah in the afternoon. Price - approx. 160 USD.

Eastern and Western Salalah — the trip begins in the fishing village of Taqah, visiting the for which recalls the former glory of the village, once a thriving port, from where frankincense and myrrh was exported. A short walk towards the beach, time for photos. Then visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Sumhuram, entered on the UNESCO list, formerly connecting the region of the Mediterranean Sea with the Persian Gulf and India. Visit ti Razat's source. Then drive to the pristine beaches Mughsail surrounded by high cliffs. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 98 USD.

Observation of dolphins in Salalah — the coast of Oman (Dhofar) is home to many species of dolphins throughout the year, where you can admire them in their natural environment of the Indian Ocean. Free time for swimming in the Arabian Sea. Drinks included in the price. Price - approx. 82 USD.

City Tour Salalah — visiting the southern part of Oman, Salalah city - a place of beautiful landscapes, an important archaeological and historical site. The trip begins with a tour of Al Balid and the Museum of the Land of Incense. Stop at the Grand Mosque and Sultan's Palace, break to take photographs, walk through a traditional souk, where you will be able to buy dhofar incense, textiles. Drive by the summer residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Price - approx. 55 USD.

The lost city of Ubar and Rub Al. Khali — 4x4 desert safari, visiting the "lost city" of Ubar, an ancient site, once an important centre of frankincense trade, discovered by archaeologists in 1992. Jeep drive through the desert Rub Al. Khali, a huge sandy plain known from archaeological sites. On the way, the opportunity to see the town of Thumrait and Wadi Dawkah - an incense tree plantation. Price - approx. 170 USD.

Garden Mall — An afternoon trip to Salalah’s biggest shopping mall. Free time for shopping (approx. 2 h). Price - approx. 12 USD.

Camel farm — an afternoon trip to a small camel farm, where you can learn the Omanis’ traditional way of spending time. Traditional dinner on the farm. Price - approx. 65 USD.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Mountain Safari 4x4 — Jeep drive into the Dhofar mountains towards the picturesque town of Taqa, located over a cliff known as Taqah Plateau. Then drive to the evergreen valley of Wadi Darbat, the opportunity to walk among the incredible scenery that is created by acacia trees and freely strolling camels. Stop combined with a picnic lunch in the immediate vicinity of one of the largest karst funnels called Tawi Attair. Then drive through the Qara mountain range, along scenically situated villages of Jebel. Return to Salalah in the afternoon. Price - approx. 160 USD.

Eastern and Western Salalah — the trip begins in the fishing village of Taqah, visiting the for which recalls the former glory of the village, once a thriving port, from where frankincense and myrrh was exported. A short walk towards the beach, time for photos. Then visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Sumhuram, entered on the UNESCO list, formerly connecting the region of the Mediterranean Sea with the Persian Gulf and India. Visit ti Razat's source. Then drive to the pristine beaches Mughsail surrounded by high cliffs. Return to hotel. Price - approx. 98 USD.

Observation of dolphins in Salalah — the coast of Oman (Dhofar) is home to many species of dolphins throughout the year, where you can admire them in their natural environment of the Indian Ocean. Free time for swimming in the Arabian Sea. Drinks included in the price. Price - approx. 82 USD.

City Tour Salalah — visiting the southern part of Oman, Salalah city - a place of beautiful landscapes, an important archaeological and historical site. The trip begins with a tour of Al Balid and the Museum of the Land of Incense. Stop at the Grand Mosque and Sultan's Palace, break to take photographs, walk through a traditional souk, where you will be able to buy dhofar incense, textiles. Drive by the summer residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Price - approx. 55 USD.

The lost city of Ubar and Rub Al. Khali — 4x4 desert safari, visiting the "lost city" of Ubar, an ancient site, once an important centre of frankincense trade, discovered by archaeologists in 1992. Jeep drive through the desert Rub Al. Khali, a huge sandy plain known from archaeological sites. On the way, the opportunity to see the town of Thumrait and Wadi Dawkah - an incense tree plantation. Price - approx. 170 USD.

Garden Mall — An afternoon trip to Salalah’s biggest shopping mall. Free time for shopping (approx. 2 h). Price - approx. 12 USD.

Camel farm — an afternoon trip to a small camel farm, where you can learn the Omanis’ traditional way of spending time. Traditional dinner on the farm. Price - approx. 65 USD.

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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