Explore Salalah in a half day tour.Salalah City Highlights
Desert SafariEmpty Quarter and the Lost City of Ubar
Experience Eastern DhofarEast side of Salalah including Samhan Mountains
A tour and one overnight in the desertNight in the Desert
Horseback RidingA half day activity in Dhofar
Salalah is the capital and seat of the governor of Dhofar the southern province of Oman. Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman and the largest city in the Dhofar Provence and was its largest capital. The Sultan traditionally lives in Salalah rather than in Muscat.
Salalah is known as the "perfume capital of Arabia" and "the attar capital of Oman ". The city is a tourist destination due to the natural attractions of the nearby mountains and the magnificent frankincense trees lining mountain wadi courses. The countryside is green and you can find the herds of cattle there. The beautiful beaches and coastline are also major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.
Salalah is a city of antiquity, contains ruins of the fortified town Sumharam (Khor Rori), an important port from 100 BC-AD 400.
Many stories had been told about the frankincense, or Luban as it is called locally. These stories vary — some backed by historical evidence while others just folk tales passed down from generation to generation.
Even from a long time ago, Egyptians and some Arab countries already called it frankincense and in this part of the world, frankincense and masculinity have a special relationship — one that is about power and dominance.
Benefits of Frankincense:
Researches made in Japan showed that chewing frankincense has beneficial effects in treating rheumatic diseases and joint pains. A most recent study has also shown that pure oil of frankincense stops cancer cells from developing and growing.
Frankincense has also been considered as a tonic and antiseptic for the cells. It is a general disinfectant for the whole body both internally and externally. It has been used for the prevention of buildup of gases in the body and also works as a regulator of gastrointestinal functions.