Things to do in Dhofar

Our most recommended things to do in Dhofar

Salalah: Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

1. Salalah: Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour

At the start of your tour, drive through a serene coconut plantation as you head to see Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Be stunned by the modern structure and enter to see its crystal chandelier and handwoven carpet. Afterward, go just outside for a photo-op at Al-Husn Palace, which serves as the palace of the government in Dhofar. From the mosque and palace head to the Al-Baleed Archaeological Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the open-air site is a must-see for those visiting Salalah. Explore the park and learn about Oman's historic and maritime heritage through exhibits with manuscripts and geopolitical maps.  Before heading to the souq, stop to see frankincense trees and have the opportunity to purchase products made from extractions of the tree. Get more shopping in at Al-Hafa Souq and attempt to haggle and barter while you buy souvenirs.

Salalah: Full-Day Dhofar Tour with Lunch

2. Salalah: Full-Day Dhofar Tour with Lunch

This tour is a cultural and educational trip, tailored for tourists to experience the cultural part of Salalah. The experience begins by visiting the old town of Taqa, on the east side of Salalah. Its coastal location make it a perfect place for fishing, and following that you will go to the Taqa Fortress which was built in the 19th century. This castle was more recently renovated during the times of Sultan Qaboos, and reopened as a museum in 1994. Following that, you will head to Khor Rori, a small fortified town which was founded as an outpost for the kingdom of Ḥaḑramawt back in approximately the 1st century A.D. You will also discover there the old city of Sumhuram, which is now protected as the Sumhuram Archeological Park. Following that, you will make your way to Mirbat Village, where you will visit the whitewashed tomb of Mohamed Bin Ali, said to be a descendant of the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad. Lastly, you will conclude with the unique experience of enjoying anti-gravity area, in which you can feel gravity pulling at you.

Sunset Desert Empty Quarter Desert - Full Day With Lunch

3. Sunset Desert Empty Quarter Desert - Full Day With Lunch

Begin your tour by driving towards the north to visit the city of Thumrait - a small town in southern Oman on the main road between Dhofar and Muscat. Your next stop will be at Duka Valley, home to many old Frankincense trees. Afterwards, head to the UNESCO city of Ubar - the so-called lost city, allegedly destroyed by the southern Arabian sands. Then, enjoy a spectacular day out in the desert of Rub' al Khali (the Empty Quarter Desert), the largest continuous sand desert in the world. Interact with Bedouins and have dinner in the desert whilst you learn all about the Bedouin lifestyle.

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What people are saying about Dhofar

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Very nice guide, explained everything to us well and drove around perfectly. Anytime again, was a perfect day in the Dhofar Mountains!

Everything went well! Starting from the pick up to the end of the highly interesting excursion.

Very friendly guide. Lots of interesting information about Oman and Dhofar.

Thoroughly enjoyed it all and Mahmood a top bloke. Full day and saw plenty

Very interesting tour with many highlights. Great guide.