Salalah, is the capital and largest city of the southern Omani governorate of Dhofar.
Salalah is the second-largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. Salalah is the birthplace of the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Salalah attracts many people from other parts of Oman and the Persian Gulf region during the monsoon/khareef season, which spans from July to September. During this period, the whole Salalah turn out to be green, as it is the only destination in GCC which used to receive monsoon, coming from India via Arabian Sea
The climate of the region and the monsoon allows the city to grow vegetables and fruits like coconut and bananas. There are many gardens within the city where these vegetables and fruits grow.
Salalah was the traditional capital of Dhofar, which reached the peak of prosperity in the 13th century thanks to the incense trade. Later it decayed, and in the 19th century it was absorbed by the Sultanate of Muscat. Between 1932 and 1970, Salalah was the capital of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman under Said bin Taimur. After the latter's death, his son Qaboos decided to move the capital of Oman to Muscat
There are different highlights to visit Salalah and be introduced with historical sight as well as with dense desert of the world, Empty Quarters. There are different UNESCO sites in Salalah, like Al Balid Archeological site, Sumhurram ( from Queen Sheeba Time).