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.
VISIT DHOFAR, OMAN
Oman’s southernmost region is host to many unique attractions including Prophet Ayoub’s Grave nestled deep in the mountains, the blowholes of Mughsayl, and the Land of Frankincense – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Deep-sea diving and snorkeling off the coast of the Hallaniyat Islands are just some of the more adventurous activities available through local tour operators.
In the summer months, when most of the Arabian Peninsula experiences soaring temperatures, Dhofar ushers in the monsoon season, bringing with it lush greenery, cooling rains, and pleasant temperatures. Locally known as Khareef, this special season starts from late June to early September and coincides with the Salalah Tourism Festival, which is held every year.
HERE THE PLACES TO VISIT IN DHOFAR
The Museum of the Frankincense Land
The museum is located in Dhofar Governoratein the heart of a historic site that was registered in UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000 as an archaeological and tourism park after consultation with the international organisation.
The museum is located in Al Baleed. It is divided into two main halls: the Hall of History which branches into 6 sections, and the Marine Hall which is divided into 7 sections.