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Address: Salalah, Oman
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An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports....

An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.

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The frankincense trees of Wadi Dawkah

The frankincense trail is located at wadi dawkah, Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Archeological sites, oasis and many trees. Its an interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 28, 2016
Purva K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

To be really honest, I would have skipped this if I knew it before. The museum is okay, but not as thrilling, and the trail itself doesn't really give you the right feeling. It's just a little walk you're doing, without experiencing the way it used to be. It's a nice walk, but not something you definitely need to see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My guide drove me along parts, perhaps quite a bit of The Frankincense Trail in Oman on my way from Salalah to the Empty Quarter and back. There are a variety of sights to see. I suppose that the highlight that is most apropos to the trail was seeing a grove of Frankincense trees on the plateau high above Salalah.... More 

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Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Just add in the to do list.only frankinsence trees .nothing else in the place.information board is there. Unesco site

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Seems like so many local people have a picnic with family, and we all just beside the Camel! The grass green for camel feed, and clean air, huge place to point. You must go and see with your offroad car,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The frankincense trail is located at wadi dawkah, Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes frankincense trees, Archeological sites, oasis and many trees. Its an interesting drive. The Frankincense Trail has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Frankincense Trail is a site in Dhofar on the Incense Road. The site includes lots of beautiful roads, frankincense trees, Archeological sites, and oasis.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Better to visit this with a guide, even if it is worth visiting if you are on your own. A guide may demonstrate how the frankincense is drawn from the trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

you can watch frankincense trees lined up in this area.dont forget to see the oldest tree and largest tree

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Various places to see Frankincense trees - interesting to see how they are tapped. The larger plantations are not especially interesting, better to get close to a single tree

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