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Zufar

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Zufar (Dhofar) is the southern region of Oman.

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  • Mirbat- Pretty seaside town with a fort, half abandoned now.
  • Taqa- Another pretty seaside town with a fort
  • Hasik
  • Dalkut
  • Mughsayl- Small town in a bay where spectacular mountains meet the ocean, wonderful beach and vistas (ideal for a picnic). Not much else though.
  • Raykhut/Rakhyut- An half deserted coastal town, was the capital (1968-1974) of the communist controlled region. Bit of a dump now. 2.5 hours from Salalah and a pain to get to.
  • Thumrait (Midway)- A desert town one hour north of Salalah, nothing there but an airbase and a long road to Muscat. Save yourself the trip and don't visit, very underwhelming.

There are lots of small villages and towns up in the mountains, none of them are unique anymore unfortunately.

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Get in[edit]

You can either reach Dhofar by air, road or ship.

Get around[edit]

There is no public transport in Dhofar so the best way to get around is by renting a car or by going on one of the tours offered through the hotels. As the weather can be quite hot walking is never really and option unless it's along the beach.

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There are many things to see in Dhofar ranging from the beautiful mountains, a pristine coastline, mesmerising desert to historical places such as Job's tomb and Sumharam & Al Baleed Archeolgical sites

Khor Ruwi and the waterfall nearby.

Salalah souq (market). Most towns have a fort.

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Stay safe[edit]

Dhofar is a pretty safe place. Some people get freaked out by the traffic which is not much worse than in large cities in Europe. Leaving Salalah plain there are often police or army checkpoints, this is normal and as long as you are supposed to be driving, then you are fine. The closer you get to the Yemen border, the larger and more thorough the checkpoints, if they ask you what you are doing, just say you are a tourist out for a drive. Stay away from the Yemen border if not near one of the two official crossings, there are suspicious things going on and the army patrol it and will be surprised to find you there.

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