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In pictures: Have you visited Salalah yet?

June 9, 2013

Fish, meat and vegetable souk in Salalah, Oman. Stephen Lock / The National
Fish, meat and vegetable souk in Salalah, Oman. Stephen Lock / The National
The Hilton Hotel pool leads onto the sandy Indian Ocean beach in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National
The Hilton Hotel pool leads onto the sandy Indian Ocean beach in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National
The Salalah coastline is dotted with impressive coves and promontories, with spectacular views such as this one near the Marnif Cave and Blowhole. Paolo Rossetti for The National
The Salalah coastline is dotted with impressive coves and promontories, with spectacular views such as this one near the Marnif Cave and Blowhole. Paolo Rossetti for The National
In the old town centre, strategically placed in front of a large bank, is the bustling traditional arms market in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National
In the old town centre, strategically placed in front of a large bank, is the bustling traditional arms market in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National

An abandoned fort near the sea in Mirbat, east of Salalah city. Paolo Rossetti for The National
An abandoned fort near the sea in Mirbat, east of Salalah city. Paolo Rossetti for The National
The cliff-face just south of Wadi Darbat transforms into a spectacular waterfall when the wadi floods. Paolo Rossetti for The National
The cliff-face just south of Wadi Darbat transforms into a spectacular waterfall when the wadi floods. Paolo Rossetti for The National
Frankincese tree in Salalah, which was the source of valuable trade in the past century. Paolo Rossetti for The National
Frankincese tree in Salalah, which was the source of valuable trade in the past century. Paolo Rossetti for The National
A steep descent is negotiated on a trail in Wadi Darbat in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National
A steep descent is negotiated on a trail in Wadi Darbat in Salalah. Paolo Rossetti for The National