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1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Burleigh Heads...
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1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Does anyone know what part of Salalah a cruise ship will dock? We arrive at 1pm and depart at 6pm. We won't do ship tours, so what is available by ourselves? Thanking you in advance

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1. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Most probably your ship will dock at the commercial port just south of the city- too far for an easy walk - the nearest thing is probably the Hilton Hotel.

Various taxis will most likely wait for possible tourists- some drivers much better at guiding than others.

Some will offer a mini tour of various places - some - out of the city The Tomb of Job- a quick look at frankincense trees, a ride south of the city to view the beautiful seaside , beaches and large blow holes that will spout water at various tides.

Some like this .

The town itself - may be less interesting than that of Muscat if you stop there - Souk and shopping better in Muscat. but an interesting Frankincense Souk- street side stores less for tourists than locals- some gold shops - and a promenede with places for a rest and drinks- coffee, tea etc.

You may wish to spend some time on the nice beaches- generally clean beach and water - a change from on board ship.

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2. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Glad to see your post Anne G108 are you travelling on LOTS Rome to Singapore in November? I am, and have been searching on TA for any ideas on what to do in Salalah too. Perhaps an afternoon on the beach?

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3. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

No, we are on the Arcadia in January/February from Southampton to Australia. I agree, an afternoon at the beach looks the way to go.

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4. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Hope you have a great cruise, I'll post when we arrive back mid December to let you know what to expect in Salalah! We're also calling at Sharm el sheik, Aqaba, Muscat, Dubai, Mumbai, Phuket, Penang if you would like feed back.

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5. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

Thank you that would be great. We are also calling into Sharm el sheik, Mumbai, Phuket, Penang so would really appreciate any info for those ports. Happy sailing!

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6. Re: 1 day in Salalah - Cruise ship

We will be in Sahalah for one day in March on a cruise ship. I would really love to hear the experiences of those who have been there with suggestions as to what to do.

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