Salalah is an amazingly beautiful city located in the Dhofar Region in southern Oman. It is famous for its autumn Khareef Festival ,which lasts from July to September every year, and turns the whole city into a huge green rug with different plants and palm trees, and gentle rains. Every visitor must spare few days to enjoy this splendid natural escape.
Jebel Al Akhdar, the Green Mountain, is one of the marvelous mountains that is part of the Al Hajar range in the Al Dakhliya region. It is named after the green areas and plantations covering its rocky lands. The mountain has several hiking trails, and villages where people raise animals and farm.
Jebel Shams, or the Mountain of Sun, is another impressive mountain in the Al Hajar range in the Al Dakhliya region. It is the highest point of the mountain range, and it is believed to be the first point where the sun rises, which is what inspired its name. The mountain has great hiking trails, as well as spectacular views of the region from its top.
Majlis Al Jinn has the second largest cave chamber in the whole world. It is located around 1,380 meters (0.86 miles) above sea level, and can only be entered through few holes at the top of the cave. It is the perfect destination for climbing and hiking adventurers and a great place for taking pictures of the unique rocky formations and the cave’s interior.
Masirah Island is the biggest island in Oman and is located in the eastern coast of the country. Being surrounded by the sea from all sides, the island used to specialize in manufacturing ships and there are a few abandoned ships in Ras Hilf, which is the island’s main town. Currently, the island works in manufacturing traditional textiles and fishing.
Wadi Damm, Wadi Dhum or Wadi Dham, is another beautiful valley located in the Al Dhahira region. The rocky formations in the wadi are specially interesting as some of them are huge, others are smooth, some have unique lines on them and others have holes. With its sparkling water pools too, the wadi is a spectacular nature escape and perfect for nature-lovers.
The Royal Opera House was built in 2011 in the area of Shatti Al Qurum in Muscat. The distinguished Omani contemporary architecture makes it looks like a palace. The Royal Opera House is the main venue for arts in the capital city of Muscat and offers various international performances.