Cheapest price to Salalah(from London Heathrow)
Salalah is the capital of the Omani province, Dhofar. It is also the second largest city of the country and the hometown of Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Salalah is a vibrant tropical city with a lot to offer for tourists. So book your cheap flights to Salalah and get the chance to have an even closer look at Oman’s culture.
Climate, Peak vs Off-Peak Season:
Although Salalah is located in a hot region, the city has cooler climate than most of the other cities inland. Located in the Southern region, it receives frequent rainfall during the summer months of June and August. The best time to visit Salalah is in these monsoon months when the city is glowing with greenery. Reserving cheap flights to Salalah at these times could be tricky due to the high number of people arriving.
Major Attractions and Sights to see:
Salalah has a lot to offer to its visitors including culture, history and leisure activities. Here are some of them you may be interested in after landing off from your cheap flight to Salalah.
The Salalah Museum has exhibits that include ancient scriptures, Al Musnad writings and coins as old as a thousand years. Moreover there is pottery from the Middle Ages, irrigation tools and manuscripts. The Museum of the Frankincense highlights Salalah’s maritime history and Oman`s history. Opened in 2007, there are two halls, the Maritime Hall and History Hall. The Maritime Hall has exhibits of a dhow, which is life size and Ming Porcelain brought from China. The History Hall has weapons, flints and artifacts from prehistoric era. It is best to keep your cameras out of sight since photography is not allowed inside the museum.
The Tomb of Nabi Umran is located downtown, as the name suggests, the tomb belonged to Nabi Umran who was believed to be the father of the Virgin Mary. It is an odd, unusual tomb unlike any other you`ve seen before. The whole area has a pleasant atmosphere with a Mosque, garden and usual household pets roaming around.
The Sultan`s Palace, although off limits to the public but it could be looked around the walls and no one minds photographs. Initially known as Al Husn, it is a collection of modern buildings overlooking the beach. It was built in the nineteenth century by Sultan Turki and then looked after by his successors. The current Sultan, Sultan Qaboos still uses the palace as his summer residence.
Bird watching is a popular activity in Salalah. It is considered one of the best places for birding in the region. The best location for this activity are the Dhofar Mountains. Abyssinian White Eye, Arabian Partridge, African Paradise Flycatcher, Blackstart, European Roller and Shining Sunbird are just some of the birds you`ll come across here.
The Taqah Castle is a nineteenth century fort located in Taqah, a small town thirty kilometers from Salalah. The castle was originally built to house the governor at that time but now it is home to a museum. Inside there is a craft shop, video display and the interior is all furnished. The Khor Rori ruins are also an interesting sight for history enthusiasts. Located in the Dhofar region, the ruins have shown presence of settlements here in the pre-Islamic times.
Wadi Tarbat is located about 25 kilometers from Salalah close to the small town of Taqah. It is considered to be one of the most striking valleys of the Arabian Peninsula. There is also a waterfall at the southern side of the wadi. The Marneef Cave is not really considered a cave by visitors but it`s an attractive place for exploring and relaxing. With three blowholes inside, it seems like something naturally created by the earth.
Hotels & Accommodation:
Salalah is a popular tourist attraction and it really knows how to accommodate its guests and visitors. Here are some hotels you may want to add to your cheap flights to Salalah.
The Salalah Rotana Resort is one of the top hotels in town. With a lot of positive feedback from guests, it features all the amenities you could possibly need in a place like this such as a pool, fitness center, spa and so on. The Crowne Plaze Hotel has a great reputation around. Situated in an amazing location, they have taken great advantage of that. Moreover, it offers all the amenities and facilities such as spa, fitness center, gym and a pool.
The Salalah Marriot Resort is also one of the top hotels of Salalah. With a certificate of excellence, the hotel is sure to not disappoint you. You will find many facilities here including pool, gym, room service and WIFI.
Salalah is one of Oman`s great historical cities. The culture has a lot new to offer and it can take you to the middle ages. So if you are hungry for some medieval experience with the comforts of today, pack up your travel bag and don’t waste time in reserving cheap flights for Salalah.