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Original Travel has exclusive access to the private camps on the beach near Salalah and the Empty Quarter.

The first stop is Mirbat Beach, which is found in a deserted cove just along the coast from Salalah. After a lunch of fresh seafood, there's the chance to snorkel over vibrant corals, go boogie-boarding or join a fishing party.

The evening is spent around a campfire on the beach before supper under the stars and overnight in a comfortable tent.

The next day can either be spent relaxing at the beach camp, or visiting several sites of historical interest around Salalah, including Job's tomb, the Mughsayl blow holes, Al Balid (the ruined city once visited by Marco Polo during his travels), Khor Rawri (thought to have been the Queen of Sheba's palace), Mirbat with its traditional merchant houses famed for their intricately carved doors and windows, the fort and mosque at Taqah, and the ruins of the fabled Lost City of Ubar.

Why We Love It

The harif monsoon hits the Salalah during the summer, leaving a bizarre spectacle of lush greenery and waterfalls just a few hundred yards from arid desert landscapes.

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Places to Stay in Salalah & the Empty Quarter

Anantara Al Baleed
This beach-front oasis is the first luxury hotel in Salalah and the hotel has been designed to reflect Dhofar’s rich heritage.

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