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Salalah, the capital of Dhofar province in southern Oman, is called the ‘Bride of the Arabian Sea’ for its anthropological heritage and abundant wildlife. This fantastic MSC World Cruise destination is admired for its lush banana plantations, breathtaking beaches, seasonal waterfalls, and fascinating archaeological sites.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Wadi Off Road
• East and West Salalah
• Salalah Beach Tour
If you appreciate the great outdoors then you’ll love a 4x4 ride to Wadi Darbat. On an MSC Cruises excursion, travel off-road to the ancient remains of Khor Rohri, the palace of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Moving on to the spectacular Wadi Darbat valley, encounter fabulous lakes which are the habitat of camels, donkeys, cattle, and goats. Then, after stopping by centuries-old trees in Ayn Hamran, pause by the natural springs and cave façade of Ayn Razat.
Learn more about the enchanting land of Oman on an MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll tour the frankincense region which is home to rare incense trees, also known as Boswellia sacra. After exploring the fishing village of Taqah, stop by the remains of Khor Rori, thought to be the location of the ancient city of Sumhuram and the palace of the Queen of Sheba. Finally, venture to the archaeological site of Al-Balid before relaxing on a magical stretch of Mughsail Beach.
The city of Salalah is a waterfront destination, overlooking the sublime Arabian Sea. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll arrive at a marvellous hotel before enjoying a day of pure leisure! Shade yourself under idyllic palm trees or sunbathe on the brilliant white sands of the city’s stunning beaches. Alternatively, admire the rugged cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Oman or take a dip in the turquoise ocean.