Salalah city is known as “Land of Frankincense” been the center of the country throughout its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day.
Oman has been a major tourist attraction in the Middle East for the Europeans and other visitors from across the world. In recent years the number of tourists attracted to Oman’s friendly people and heritage sites have increased manifold.
Oman’s edifying heritage is inspirational as portrayed through its lively souks such Sinaw Thursday Market, Cattle Market in Friday in Nizwa, impressive forts, and an assortment of cultural arts, majestic fragrances, affluent architecture, traditional jewellery, folk arts and performances. Omani people take pride in their enriching cultural heritage and make an effort to conserve this wealth. Whether it is the ancient city of Nizwa, Bahla and the coastal city of Salalah, every area and region reflect Oman’s rich cultural heritage and are enriched with pure culture and traditional lifestyle in every facet.
Visitors during round trips can enjoy the beauty of wadis such as Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Shab, and natural springs like Al Kasfah Hot Spring and Al Thowarah spring. Jabal Akhdar and Jabal Shams mountains are some of the mountain ranges that are worth a visit and are characterized by their moderate temperature during summer. Oman is home to wonderful gems that provide visitors with unique experiences; the Khareef season in Dhofar is one such gem that attracts tourists from Oman and beyond.
Oman encompasses an unparalleled number of UNESCO-classified World Heritage Sites. Some of them are the Al-Blaid, a site in the ancient city of Salalah; Bat with its tombs dating back to 3,000 years; Bahla Fort and Ras Al-Hadd which is the abode of the exceptionalGreen Sea Turtle.
Oman’s heritage also comprises a well-known sea-faring tradition, as it has long coastline. Museums and galleries around the secluded and remarkable harbours of Sur, Khasab, Muscat and Muttrah elucidate the significance of the sea and Oman’s 5,000 year-old history.Share this tour