The One Thing You Don't Want To Miss
Examine the ruins of the once bustling trading post, Zafar, at the Al Baleed Archaeological Park. This is where Marco Polo made his famous stop in 1285 to pick up the frankincense that has since made this region renowned for it.
Other Fun Things To Do
- Explore the abundance of the Arabian Sea's aquatic life on a diving excursion.
- Visit the Frankincense Museum to see the unique history this abundant aromatic resin has contributed to the region.
- Experience one of the holiest places in Salalah with a visit to the Tomb of Nabi Umran, believed to be the father of the Virgin Mary, and marvel at his expansive sarcophagus.
Get A Taste Of Local Flavor
While strolling through the streets of Salalah, stop by a street vendor’s cart and get a refreshing coconut water drink straight from the source. Omani cuisine is heavily influenced by Southeast Asian dishes from India and Pakistan. A number of restaurants in the city offer Indian-influenced plates and platters that satisfy everyone from meat lovers to strict vegetarians.
Shopping For Bargains
No visit to Salalah is complete without buying some frankincense souvenirs at Haffa Souq. If you want the best quality, shop for the lightest colors of frankincense – but be prepared to shell out a little more this aromatic treasure. For unique handcrafted gifts and souvenirs, stop by the Handicraft Souq before heading back to your ship.
The local currency in Salalah is the Omani rial (OMR).
Weather in Salalah, Oman
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