Salalah, the second largest city in Oman, is known as Arabia’s perfume capital. With beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline, as well as mountains and waterfalls, it is a nature lover’s paradise.

How to get there

Oman Air operates flights to Salalah regularly from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore via Muscat. Ticket price ranges from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 65,000.

Where to Stay

The Salalah Rotana is a five-star resort set along a number of lagoons and canals. This luxurious hotel is made from desert rock and inspired by traditional Omani architecture, with stone archways, mashrabiya latticework windows, and Arabesque designs. It boasts two swimming pools, two tennis courts, a spa and a kid’s club.

What to do

Leave your footprints in the pristine sand of the coconut-fringed beaches, rub shoulders with locals at Al Housn Souq as you shop for colourful headdresses and aromatic frankincense, enjoy Salalah’s many waterfalls or indulge in diving and snorkeling – the list of activities is endless.