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Not to miss: the greenery of the mountains…..

When ‘Salalah Tourism Festival’ comes to an end, also the south-west monsoon comes slowly to an end.

……………But if you still want to see the greenery in the mountains and the abundance of water that this magical yearly natural phenomenon left behind, than it is now the time to book your flight to Salalah/Dhofar……….

From Arabian Sea Villas you can choose the trip you want….it’s just up to you….!

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From Arabian Sea Villas to the Frankincense trees…

For looking to the trees in their natural environment, just click on the tour program of your choice…

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Dhofar…..land of Frankincense

Capture Dhofar culture and tradition

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Blessings of the Khareef…..

Khareef in the local media….and….all this magic is still to see with the sun and nice temperature from mid/September. From Arabian Sea Villas one has easy access to all this natural beauty….

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Looking for magic……

From mid-september the south-west monsoon comes to an and. The sun starts to shine the whole day round. To see the greenery and waterfalls in the mountains and to taste the Khareef honey at local markets, this is the time to travel to Salalah-Dhofar. From the whole Arabian Peninsula, only the south of the Sultanate of Oman offers this magic. Arabian Sea Villas are a perfect place to stay. From there you can drive easy around.

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A good start for touring around….and for the festival coming up

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In Salalah, the mountains are green, flowers are blossoming, the temperature is about 27 degree Celsius. This magical event is caused by the south-west monsoon also called the Khareef. For touring around to the places that you want to see, the Arabian Sea Villas nearby the city-center and on the crossroad for touring to the east and the west are good start….certainly when you want to visit the yearly Salalah Tourism Festival, the former Khareef festival.

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A place to cool down….

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While the UAE weather news announces ‘Hot to very hot weather across the UAE,’ in the south of the Sultanate of Oman, clouds obscure the sun, a gentle drizzle falls and temperatures top 27°C. It’s the seasonal Khareef or south-west monsoon phenomenon who causes this. That’s why, Salalah in Dhofar, is frequented by many visitors from within Oman but also from the neighbouring countries and India. Arabian Sea Villas, right on the beach is then the place to be….

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Objects full of beauty

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During your experience of the real meaning of the Rub al Khali, you will certainly look and find ‘geodes,’ rocks that are not only geological wonders, they still are of some scientific interest to geologists. Normally, geodes are small hollow rocks lined with crystals. They are common in active volcanic areas of the world. The ‘Dhofar geodes’ differ from these. These geodes are found as hard round balls of rock lying loose in stony desert areas and somewhat surprisingly around the strand lines of dry lakes. Many of the geodes are hollow with thin airtight hard silica shells (quartz). When broken open they have interiors lined with elegantly shaped quartz crystals. 

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Why we were chosen….Top choice Lonely Planet in Salalah

Oliver Smith, The Omani Empty Quarter, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

Oliver Smith, The Omani Empty Quarter, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

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Top choice in Lonely Planet

For help with more-adventurous Empty Quarter expeditions, contact the desert specialist Mussallem Hassan who runs an experienced agency called Arabian Sand Tours. Born in the sands……

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