Posts Tagged "Salalah"

Salalah, Oman

On April 1, 2016, We arrived in Salalah, the second largest city in Oman, located on the edge of the Oman Desert. We took a tour 100 Kilometers out of Salalah into the desert to the Khadaf dunes located at the edge of the Rub Al Khali Desert. Our guides and drivers were all Bedouins, who make their home here. We then proceeded out into the dunes and climbed some of them. After the dunes we then went to the Lost City of Ubar, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site, that was built nearly 5,000 years ago. After touring the site we went to the Wadi Dawkah Natural park of Frankincense trees, a park...

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Salalah, Oman

Overnight we traveled to the other side of Oman to the Port of Salalah arriving on March 28, 2015. Salalah, unlike mountainous Muscat, is located in a desert and was once the major port for shipping Frankincense. Still today it is produced and shipped all over the world. We traveled around the desert stopping at the Frankincense Souq with many stalls. Some stalls the vendors were ladies dressed in the traditional berkas. As we drove around the country there were many walls painted with murals of the ruler of the country Sultan Qaboos.  The desert had small scattered communities most of which...

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