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بالرغم من أن محافظة ظفار تبعد حوالي 1000 كيلومتر عن العاصمة مسقط، إلا أن تخطيط رحلة إليها هو أمر سهل للغاية، حيث يتم تسيير رحلات جوية يومية بين مسقط وصلالة كما توجد رحلات مباشرة من الدول الخليجية الأخرى. ولمن يستمتعون بالسفر عن طريق البر؛ يمكنهم تحقيق ذلك عبر السفر إلى صلالة عن طريق الشارع الساحلي، مرورًا بمحافظة الوسطى بمحاذاة شواطئ عُمان الجميلة.

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تحتضن محافظة ظفار الواقعة في اقصى جنوب السلطنة العديد من المواقع والوجهات السياحية المميزة سواء كان الطبيعية منها أو المعالم الأثرية والتاريخية وكذلك الأضرحة الدينية مثل نوافير شاطئ المغسيل ، وعين رزات وعين حمران وعين جرزيز ، ضريح النبي أيوب في عُمق الجبال، وموقع سمهرم الأثري – وطريق اللبان – أحد المواقع المدرجة ضمن قائمة اليونسكو للتراث العالمي-. و يعد الغطس والغوص إلى أعماق البحر في ساحل جزر الحلانيات من أهم المغامرات المثيرة التي يمكنك ممارستها في ظفار، ويمكنك تنسيق هذه التجربة عبر منظمي الرحلات المحليين في أشهر الصيف، وحين تشهد معظم مناطق شبه الجزيرة العربية ارتفاع كبير في معدلات درجات الحرارة، تكون الأجواء الاستثنائية المصاحبة لموسم خريف صلالة قد أطلت بنسماتها الرذاذية على محافظة ظفار. في هذا التوقيت من العام تلبس ظفار حلتها البديعة حيث يستمتع سكانها وزائريها بجمال المساحات الخضراء التي تغطي جبالها وبالطبيعة الساحرة التي تعم المكان، فضلًا عن قضاء أوقات لا تنسى مستفيدين من الأجواء الرائعة برفقة الأمطار والهواء العليل. ويبدأ هذا الفصل الاستثنائي من منتصف شهر يونيو ويستمر حتى منتصف شهر سبتمبر من كل عام، وبالتزامن مع هذه الأجواء الخريفية الفريدة من نوعها في المحافظة يقام مهرجان صلالة السياحي سنويًا ليضاعف المتعة لزوار المحافظة.

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Caves

Oman has a large number of natural caves, varying in size and accessibility. Nevertheless, they are popular tourist destinations, sporting impressive formations such stalactites and stalagmites.

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Wildlife Watching

If you have ever witnessed endangered Green Turtle babies hatch and try to make their way to the water, you will know what a special experience it is. Oman remains dedicated to enabling these kind of wildlife encounters while protecting the animals.

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Wadis

Wadis are dry riverbeds or small valleys. Some have stunning water pools, fed by natural springs, and a backdrop of rugged mountains. Others are framed by date and fruit plantations that to this day are tended by locals using traditional falaj or waterways.

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Souqs & Shopping

From aromatic Frankincense to traditional clothing and silver works, Oman’s souqs provide an atmospheric shopping experience that is uniquely Omani. Most larger settlements in Oman have their own souq, the most famous being Muttrah Souq, situated on the Old Muscat waterfront and selling everything from clothes, to silver, spices, Frankincense and more.

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Heritage & Crafts

Oman has always placed great importance on the preservation of its heritage and traditional craftsmanship. Handed down through generations, craftwork is still practiced according to old traditions and with a modern twist by Omani artisans across the Sultanate.

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Camping

From the white pebble sand beaches of Fins and Sur, to rocky outcrops above the clouds on Jebel Samham in Dhofar, Oman has hundreds of stunning camping locations for visitors to choose from.

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Climbing

From rock climbing to abseiling, Oman offers plenty of stunning spots for more experienced mountaineers. It is recommended to always keep an eye on the weather, wadis and roads can quickly flood in case of rain.

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Arts & Entertainment

Oman is a country that remains true to its roots, striking a successful balance between traditional and modern arts and entertainment. This unique blend helps cater to the entertainment needs of visitors whilst still preserving the country’s alluring Arabian charm.

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Mountain Biking & Cycling

Cycling and mountain biking has risen in popularity in the Sultanate, with both amateur and professional cyclists appreciating the country for its stunning diverse landscapes and the new challenge that riding in Oman presents.

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Geology

Looking back on a geological history spanning across millions of years, Oman is one of the few places that carries its unique geological heritage on the open. Attractions such as Jebel Shams, or the Ophiolite rocks surrounding Muttrah Corniche, were once at the bottom of the ocean.

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Unesco World Heritage Sites

Oman currently has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of which deserve to be visited first-hand.

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Camel Riding

Historically, camels were used by local Bedouins for transporting goods and people through the desert and around the country. Today, owning camels has become more a sign of prestige, with many Omanis breeding them for racing and beauty contests.

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Golf

Golf has a history in the Sultanate dating back to 1970s. With world-class golf clubs in Muscat – the Al Mouj Golf Club, Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, Ghala Valley Golf Club, and the Ras Al Hamra Golf Club – perfect golfing weather is usually experienced between September and May, and during the evenings in Summer.

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Deserts

The interior of Oman is the gateway to one of the largest sand deserts in the world – the famous Empty Quarter or Rub Al Khali. Covering a large area of the Arabian Peninsula, this unique ecosystem is covered by sand dunes up to 250 metres in heights in certain areas, and salty planes in others.

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Kite Surfing

A fantastic combination of surfing and paragliding makes for an incredibly challenging, yet exhilarating sport enjoyed by many in Oman. In fact, the Sultanate is known around the world as an up-and-coming kitesurfing destination.

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Mountains

Mountains take up a large part of Oman’s landscape, varying greatly in appearance vegetation. Often times they feature stunning wadis, cut into the mountains through time and crossable only by 4×4.

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Beaches

With over 3,000 km of pristine coastline, Oman has some seriously beautiful beaches to call its own. Whether it is the rugged coastline of Ras Al Madrakah, the white sands of Fins Beach or the endless expanse of Masirah Island beaches, visitors are welcome to enjoy beach walks, picnics and wild camping.

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Museums

Oman has a number of museums, primarily in the capital area, that is focused on promoting culture, science, and heritage.

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Stand up Paddle Boarding

Taking off as a new leisure activity in the early 2000s, Stand Up Paddle Boarding has gained momentum in Sultanate, quickly earning itself a reputation as a great SUP location thanks to its over 3,000km long coastline.

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Forts & Other Attractions

In centuries past, Oman’s forts held enemy forces at bay. Today, these historic structures welcome guests with impressive facades that continue to stand proud and have become a living testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the period.

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Water Sports

Oman looks back on a proud maritime history, renowned for Dhow building and trading across the seas. As such, Omanis are known to have a special connection with the sea, settling where there are natural harbours and great fishing grounds.

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Dining

Whether it is tasty street food or fine dining, visitors to Oman will find a wide range of options to suit all tastes. From contemporary restaurants serving all types of international cuisine in hotels, resorts, malls and commercial areas, to the casual shawarma eateries and coffee shops, the possibilities are endless.

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Caving

Home to the second largest cave chamber in the world (Majlis Al Jinn on the Salmah Plateau) and numerous others, the Sultanate has plenty of caves to explore.

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