Written by Oryx
The capital of Oman’s Dhofar province offers a range of luxe options for a visit during the region’s unique Khareef season.
Salalah Marriott Resort
Located on the white sandy beaches of Salalah Cove and at the foot of Jebel Samhan mountains, the five-star Salalah Marriott Resort offers 237 spacious rooms, suites, and beach chalets with sea, pool, and mountain views – each with a private balcony or terrace. Experience the world-renowned Omani hospitality with traditional Arabic coffee and dates at the hotel’s Mirbat Arabic Café, or enjoy fresh seafood overlooking the Arabian Gulf at Al Dana seafood restaurant.
Juweira Boutique Hotel
With just 65 rooms and suites, Juweira Boutique Hotel has an intimate atmosphere, but with its marina concept there is plenty to do outside the hotel, including shopping and dining; try some regional cuisine on the terrace at Al Fanar. As well as its own marina, the hotel has a private beach a short walk from the hotel. There are also two outdoor swimming pools as well as a children’s pool, and a fitness centre with sauna and steam rooms.
Salalah Rotana Resort, Oman
Nestled between mountains, tropical scenery, and freshwater springs, the five-star Salalah Rotana Resort draws inspiration from the local culture and landscape. Rooms feature furnishings carved from desert rock, and arabesque geometric designs and stone archways constructed using traditional techniques. Each of the resort’s 400 luxury rooms and suites is located directly on a unique lagoon, with an elaborate network of canals connecting the property to the Indian Ocean.
Distance: 958 km
Flight Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a day