The Dhofar region around Salalah holds numerous attractions for the visitor and is worth taking a day or two to explore.
The mountains — home to the Jebali tribesmen with their traditional rifles and pastoral lifestyle — dominate the Dhofar hinterland. The most spectacular pass across them is the “Furious Road” which rises 400 metres in three miles through eight hairpin bends.
North of Salalah lies Job’s Tomb, whilst west along the coast is Mughsayl, famous for its giant blowholes on the cliff tops.
Heading east, you come to Khor Rawri, one of a number of creeks in the area: low salt content makes it a haven for fish and bird species and it is also an archaeological site dating to the 1st century AD.
Further along the coast you come to Mirbat, a picturesque town whose small fort looks out over the sea.
Suggested itinerary featuring Dhofar
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Dhofar, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for Dhofar
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