Welcome to Salalah! With help from our local gurus plus the talented team at The Peaks, here are our top tips on everything from driver recommendations and tour guides to cafes and shopping suggestions.
The Peaks Approved Cafes & Restaurants
The Peaks Approved Shops
An Nahdah St, Salalah There's a charm to this 1970s-style parade of shops, with their windows glittering with rows of 22-carat gold bangles, wedding necklaces and headdresses. Some shops sell traditional Salalah silver, but today's silversmiths, once famous in Dhofar, now mostly make bespoke jewellery.
The Peaks Approved Activities
During Khareef, activities including wadi bashing, hiking and 4x4 expeditions to discover ancient villages can be experienced at ease. A highlight and an essential right of passage for all those visiting during this time is to pay a visit to Wadi Darbat, an enchanting area where you can either picnic beside or kayak across a beautiful lake surrounded by waterfalls and mountains – you will be shocked by the lush green that surrounds this area, trust us!
• Nearby, the winding roads take you to Taqah, a striking coastal town with historic forts situated next to a natural park that is completely covered with lush green vegetation. Taqah Castle, the areas most famous landmark, is full of history, whilst the nearby beaches are perfect for watching the huge waves roll in.
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