Salalah Off The Beaten Path

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    Tawi Attir Sinkhole

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 5, 2003

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    the sinkhole

    Tawi Attir (the hole of the birds), is a natural sink hole over 100 metres wide and 250 metres deep.
    It is the second deepest sinkhole in the world.
    As the name implies, Tawi Attir is home to many species of birds that can be seen swooping in and out of the sinkhole during khareef (monsoon) season.
    Unfortunately we got there just before the start of the rains, so the only creatures around were cows and camels.

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    • Birdwatching
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  • brightly roofed fruit shops

    by amna_alshamsi Written Aug 2, 2003

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    Visitors to Salalah are quick to spot the brightly roofed fruit shops, uniformly set up near the city’s main streets.

    The tender coconut water is medicinal and a perfect thirst quencher. The refreshing drink has no parallel, the local residents point out.

    The fruits that originate from Salalah include papaya, banana, plantain, lemon, avocado, supporta, custard apple, guva and star fruit. While custard apple and star fruit command prices in the range of 500 baisa per kilo, lemon is available during the season for as low as 250 baisa per kilo. Avocado is available for 600 baisa a kilo, papaya 150 baisa while banana is available for 600 baisa and plantain in the range of 200 to 400 baisa

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    wadi dharbat

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Aug 9, 2003

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    wadi dharbat

    This is a popular picnic site in the khareef season, an impressive waterfall flows almost 300m from the cliff face. Above it water collects in limestone pools ideal for a swim.
    Look for guinea fowl and rock hyrax (furry relative of the elephant !?!?!).
    To get there: take turning for Tawi Attair 4km after the Taqa roundabout and climb 3km to the Wadi Dhabat junction. Leading to the top of the waterfall is a potholed 3km track.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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