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 meters 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 itineraries featuring Dhofar
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Dhofar, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for Dhofar
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Dhofar. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Set right on the beachfront, yet also close to central Salalah, the Anantara is a luxurious option from which to explore the Dhofar region.
Offering comfortable rooms and plenty of space to relax, the Hilton Salalah Resort is a good base to explore the sleepy town of Salalah.
The Juweira Boutique Hotel sits on the marina promenade of Salalah Beach, facing out over the Indian Ocean and offers a blend of contemporary European and traditionally Oriental furnishings and decor.