Dhofar UNESCO sites

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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.

Sunset Desert Empty Quarter Desert - Full Day With Lunch

2. 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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Be sure to book this tour, you will get a good block about the area and lifestyle of the city of Salalah. The time frame was met perfectly and on time. All questions were answered and since there was still some time we could look at something outside the program. Be sure to book the German tour with Ahmed Tabook, was super German and presented his country with lots of charm and wit.

Solid experience. Much of what I wanted. Just lacked that little bit of magic to make it extra special. Expensive by North American standards - and for the level of service I received

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.

Very interesting tour with many highlights. Great guide.