Step back in time, exploring four notable heritage sites, enriched by our Salalah Guru’s authentic insights.
Salalah’s unique history roots in 200-year-old frankincense trees, which once upon a time provided a precious oil that this ancient port town generously exported.
With the Al Baleed Archaeological Park and Land of Frankincense Museum on our doorstep, journeys back through time are easily accessed. Nearby, the isolated Khor Rori is a magnificent stage for ancient settlement discovery, while a lost city reveals its secrets in ruins and mythical legends.
Al Baleed Archaeological Park and Land of Frankincense Museum: Explore the ruins of an ancient port city that exported frankincense, gold and Arabian horses in the Middle Ages. Retrace this illustrious history in a UNESCO World Heritage Site of citadel, grand mosque and palace ruins. Delve deeper into the maritime importance and evolution in Oman at the Land of Frankincense Museum.
Khor Rori: Peek into the rich heritage of this isolated haven, also known as Sumhuram. Explore the remains of an ancient city that was at the centre of the frankincense trade route during a time when this luxury was highly sought after across the world. Marvel at a town of Bronze Age fortifications and a local palace that was once the Queen of Sheba’s.
Wadi Dawqah: Stand amidst over 8,000 trees that are estimated to be more than 200 years old in one of the world’s oldest frankincense fields.
Ubar: This legendary city in the village of Shisr is the site of a lost city with many a mythical tale.