The lush green capital city of the southern Dhofar province is wraithed in the aroma of frankincense, produced since antiquity from the resin of Boswellia sacra trees.
Salalah abounds in archaeological sites, fruit plantations and wildlife, such as oryx, gazelles and migratory birds.
The gateway to the Empty Quarter, it is an incredible area to view humpback and blue whales.
Towards the end of June each year, as the Khareef (monsoon) season begins, the landscape around the southern city of Salalah, is almost magically transformed. The dull browns are replaced by rolling green hills, misty woods and sparkling mountains springs.