Taqa

The village of Taqah is located about 23 km east of Salalah and lies directly on a white sandy beach and is lined with thousands of coconut palms and agricultural gardens.       Besides agriculture, the main source of income for the villagers is fishing. Off the coast are rich fishing grounds for the […]

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Weather and best travel time to Oman

Although Oman is smaller in area than Germany, for example, the country can be divided into four climatic zones based on its geography. These zones consist of the coastal region in the north (Muscat, Sur, Batina Plain, Sohar), the Hajar Mountains, the interior (desert area) and the southern coastal region consisting of the province of […]

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Mirbat

The eventful history of the port city dates back to the 10th century, during its career it was both a feared pirate’s nest and a successful trading and frankincense port. Today, a horse sculpture at the entrance to the town and the name Mirbat (“horse market”) recall the precious Arabian horses that were once traded […]

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Beaches in Salalah

  Salalah is located in the south of Dhofar, the southernmost region of Oman. It is characterized by the monsoon wind Khareef, which brings a lot of rain from June to September. This makes the landscape green. In the winter months you have pure sun and a fascinating landscape. This natural phenomenon makes the region […]

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The Land of Frankincense

Frankincense is closely associated with the history of Oman. So much so that the place was known as Land of Frankincense and there are plenty of evidences available to support this nomenclature. The frankincense trees of Wadi Dawkah and the remains of the caravan oasis of Shisr/Ubar and the affiliated ports of Khor Rori and […]

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The Desert Rub’ al Khali

The Desert Rub’ al Khali   The closest desert to Salalah, which is the largest sand desert in the world, is called Rub’ al Khali which means “Empty Quarter”. The desert covers around 650,000 square kilometers (250,000 square miles) including parts of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Oman. The terrain is covered with […]

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