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south-west monsoon tagged posts
Here in Europe, we take our umbrellas and hope the rain passes quickly….
In Dhofar, in the south of Oman, while the temperature in the Gulf countries hits 45 degrees and more, in Salalah, the second capital of the Sultanate, its 27 degrees. From mid June till mid September, the south west monsoon also called Khareef provides water for agriculture in the dry weather months coming up afterwards…Khareef turns the mountains in green paradises where exotic flowers comes alive…South west monsoon brings people together from the Gulf countries, India, Europe…and as tradition requires the yearly Salalah Tourism Festival is already announced…
Beside incense, Dhofar is an ideal place for making marvellous pictures about exceptional flora and fauna. Splendid example of this wildlife is the exhibition of ‘Wonders of Wildlife in Dhofar,’ the first solo exposition of Haitham Ghalib al Shanfari in Bait al Zubair in Muscat. Through the whole year, but certainly after mid-September, after the south-west monsoon has turned the region in a green paradise. Dhofar is also considered as the birdwatching place in Oman. 30 species of birds are exclusively found there. 24 different birds call the magical desert, Rub al Khali their home…..You are looking for your own pictures and experience, ARABIAN SAND TOURS awaits you …also with programs on demand.Read More
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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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.Read More
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….Read More