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Apr 16, 2015 - Salalah

Salalah, Oman Finally arrived at our beachside hotel at 2am Wednesday morning as our flight from Dubai was delayed 4 hours. Nice hotel right on the beach but almost empty. When we finally surfaced later and went into Salalah town we found it very confusing, and after changing money we booked a tour for Thursday and returned to the hotel for a relapse. Salalah has about 300000 people and is the capital of the Dhofar region. The town goes back to 2000BC. Most visitors come during the monsoon season when it's so much cooler than the rest of...

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Iran, Dubai and Oman

Apr 13, 2014 - Salalah

Once the capital of the Sultanate, Salalah is now a summer retreat for the Sultan and Oman’s major port. It was the main trading port on what was called the Frankincense Trail, the trading route for this once prized aromatic resin that was used in religious rituals and healing. Grown only in this region of the world the Frankincense trees can be seen around Salalah. We visited the Al-Baleed Museum located on an Archeological site that that was once a thriving port visited by Marco Polo. A small but beautiful museum that showed the maritime...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Salalah

Thursday, April 8, 2010 Salalah, Oman We are in Arabia, site of the biggest desert in the world. We actually were not in the desert, but along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, making our way up to the city of Muscat. What a change in the landscape! As far as the eye can see are low hills, fields of stone, and very little habitation. Now and then a scrubby bush appears, but our guide Mahad says that’s because we are in the dry season; in the wet season we would see much green and many blooming plants. And because it’s the dry season, a haze of...

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University At Sea

Apr 14, 2009 - Salalah, Oman

We were pulling into the Salalah Harbor when we woke up this morning. It was already quite warm and it was 6:30 a.m. The temperature today is expected to be 91 with 60% humidity. Our tour left today at 7:15. We left the port and our guide started narrating immediately and was really interesting. He talked about everything from what we were seeing to answering everyone's questions about the Royal family, government, Oil production, Health care, arranged marriage, education, roles of women and men, Polygamy, food, water, currrency, clothing,...

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Apr 5, 2006 - Posting from Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Salalah, Sultanate of Oman I did not have very high expectations for Salalah and I was pleasantly surprised. My tour was in the afternoon so I had the morning free. Due to the local taxi union, the ship was not allowed to run a shuttle into Salalah, about 20 minutes away from the port. Instead, the shuttle dropped you off at the port gates and then you had to get a taxi. The posted fare was about $15US but the taxi drivers were demanding (and sometimes getting) $50USD. Some of the better negotiators got it down to...

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Norma's World Cruise

Mar 3, 2006 - Egypt, the Red Sea and Oman

Egypt, the Red Sea and Oman 9th Feb 2006 Time to depart from El Gouna - well as soon as the boat papers arrive back from the marina office! So, off we go south to Port Ghalib, about 130 miles south, where we can clear customs and depart from Egypt. 10th Feb After a quiet night sail the wind really gets up and we end our watch surfing at great speed down the coast and hand steering the boat - scarily exciting but fun - at least nothing broke during the roller coaster ride. Port Ghalib - will be a fine marina, when it's finished. The area is...

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Toughs Travels

Mar 29, 2005 - Salalah, Oman

March 29, 2005 Salalah, Oman This was a maiden stop for the QE2 .The dusty port was not a pretty sight, since, it was under construction. Unlike the greeting, we had in earlier ports, we are greeted by disinterested workmen. Salalah is 13 hours southwest of Muscat. since there is no public transportation our tour buses, for the day ,were driven through night from Muscat without a stop. When we left the ship , it was very hot and the instant blast of heat and humidity were almost overwhelming. The terrain of the land was light brown with...

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