Breath-Taking Khareef in Salalah – 4 Things to Do During the Khareef Season

Known for its unique Khareef (monsoon) season, Salalah is one of the most visited destinations in Oman. Read onto find out about the top 4 activities, one can do while here!

Visit Al Mughsail Beach

Easily reached from many Salalah hotels including the likes of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Al Mughsail Beach is a fantastic location for a picnic with your family. It’s the ideal spot to spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by white sands, crystal-clear waters, and majestic mountains.

Go on a Boating Trip

Sign up for a boat journey on a traditional wooden Omani boat, and enjoy a relaxing trip while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountain sides of the Dhofar region, awash with vernal bloom.

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Attend a Salalah Festival

Lasting from July to September every year, Omanis prepare traditional and cultural shows to celebrate the monsoon season. These fascinating shows are also held to welcome visitors who flock there to experience the stunning beauty of the region.

Try out Coconut Water

Rich in nutrients and utterly delicious, coconut water can be found in fruit huts lining the roads leading up to the beach. Trying out the famous drink which is served in its shell, is a must when travelling around Salalah.

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The Beautiful Salalah – A Place of Natural Beauty and Architecture

Salalah is a unique city which attracts visitors from all over the globe for its stunning natural beauty and architectural attractions. Here are the top four must-visit places when in Salalah.

Sultan Qaboos Mosque

One of the most famous mosques in Oman, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque is considered to be an architectural wonder with its minarets and domes ornamented with golden shapes. The interior is appointed with beautiful lanterns while the walls and floors feature unique patterns.

Al Baid Archaeological Site

An open archaeological area, Al Baid is situated close to the Al -Husn Palace. Having been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins are now a top attraction in Salalah. It’s also within quite close distance to some of the best Oman resorts including the likes of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.

Taqah Castle

Considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Dhofar Region, the Taqah Castle was built as a residential home for an eminent tribal leader. Today, it houses several museums displaying weapons and tools which were used in ancient times.

Al Mughsail Beach

Located in the Southern part of Salalah, the Al Mugsail Beach boasts of soft white powdery shores and crystal-clear waters surrounded by majestic emerald green mountains. It’s a great place to visit with one’s family to have a picnic.

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The Rose Gardens of Al Jabal al Akhdar – A Fascinating Sight to Behold

Have you ever walked along terraces with the fragrance and beauty of magnificent roses all around? If you are holidaying in Oman visit the Rose gardens of Al Jabal al Akhdar.

About

The Rose Gardens of Al Jabal al Akhdar features a large number of roses which are grown in terraced gardens in Al Jabal al Akhdar. The lush landscapes in the Green Mountain of Oman provide a fertile ground for thousands of damask roses. Ones visited this place, you will be amazed to witness the spectacular sight of colourful roses cascaded down the mountain slopes.

 

The special ritual

During the months of March and April, millions of roses blossom while spreading their rich fragrance all around the countryside. The villagers in Al Jabal al Akhdar pluck all the rose petals, collect them in a sheet of cloth and the collected bundles are taken to extraction units. This popular ritual is mostly done during the rose season in order to produce rose water.

Accommodation

If you are visiting this country and opting to stay in one of the Oman resorts located close to the garden, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers a plethora of properties the likes of Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

What to see

Different kinds of pink damasked roses delight the tourists who visit the garden. The “Mountain Flower” is a beautiful flower grown in this garden and it is similar to Levantine roses. In addition, this garden is famous for the “walnut flowers” and “apricot flowers”.

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