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Salalah

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Salalah

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299,99€

GUIDE OF SALALAH

Country: Oman

Capital: Muscat

Currency: Omani Rial

Official language: Arabic, but English is widely spoken in major urban centers

Time difference with Italy: +3 hours in winter +2 hours and from March to October during Day Light Saving

International code and area code: 00968 and then the local number

Document for entry: A valid passport

Electricity: 220 V


Information

Traditional capital of Dhofar, very prosperous and powerful country in the thirteenth century, thanks to the flourishing trade of incense, later underwent a period of decline, which brought in the nineteenth century to be absorbed by the Sultanate of Muscat. From 1932 to 1970 it was the capital of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, under the guidance of Said bin Taymur. At the death of the Sultan, the successor, the son Qaboos, he decided to move his residence in Muscat.


Geography

Salalah is located in a flat area, facing the Indian Ocean, surrounded by the mountains of Dhofar. The region is one of the rare areas inhabited by Arabic-speaking populations to be affected by monsoons: in the region, the phenomenon is known as the kharif.


To visit

The museum Salalan: main city museum, exhibits a large collection of stone tools, pottery and traditional costumes that allow visitors to retrace the historical stages that have characterized the country. Do not miss the archaeological sites that are located along the region, some shrines and a grave that is attributed to Job. While offering very little architecturally, the area remains one of the most fascinating places in Oman thanks especially to the beautiful beaches that line the road Mughsail, a small town not far from Salalan.


Curiosities

With its lush palm groves, with its pleasant fresh rains, with its fragrant incense, Salalah in addition to being a witness to the ancient ruins. A Salalah you can enjoy the monsoon Khareef (autumn) and its lush vegetation, admiring the mountains that are tinged with the colors of dawn and dusk, but you can also observe the multitude of rare bird species that patrol the area.