Salalah Beach - The green oasis in Oman
Coconut palms, papaya flowers and banana trees in Oman? It has to be the region of Dofah, where the city of Salalah is located. The scenery of the urban, green oasis is different to all the other cities in what is otherwise a barren desert landscape.
Salalah lies on the southern coast of Oman and anyone who has been here will not be surprised that the city it is such a popular holiday destination for locals. The humid, warm rainy season creates fertile ground for plenty of greenery here, so on the beach you feel almost like you're in the Caribbean. The beach stretches out over several kilometres of fine sand. With its extra width it offers plenty of space and even in peak season it doesn't feel overcrowded. Lots of space to breathe and have fun.
As soon as the sun goes down the local football clubs meet here and play their matches in the fine sand. You'll also come across lots of joggers at this time of day, if you fancy rounding of the day with a relaxed walk along the beach. The water is clean and inviting for a paddle. However from June to August bathing is prohibited because the currents and waves here can be fatal for bathers. For this reason it's important to take into consideration the time of year you are visiting the beach.