Salalah travel guide

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You're Going to Love Salalah

With a population of 163,140, Salalah is the largest city in Zufar, Oman by the number of inhabitants.

When to visit Salalah

Salalah in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Salalah in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Salalah in June, when the average temperature is 29 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 18 °C, with an average temperature of 22 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 26 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Salalah, with an average rainfall of 1 mm.

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How to Get to Salalah


When flying to Salalah, you’ll arrive at Salalah (SLL), which is located 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Salalah

Airlines serving Salalah

Turkish Airlines
Good (2,062 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,267 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,200 reviews)
Excellent (1,813 reviews)
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Good (949 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (598 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (320 reviews)
Good (1,612 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (140 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,014 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (176 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (99 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,451 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (204 reviews)
Good (57 reviews)
Air Arabia
Excellent (22 reviews)
Oman Air
Excellent (42 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (3 reviews)
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Where to stay in Salalah

From 5-star hotels such as the Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah to great affordable options like the Muscat International Hotel Plaza, Salalah offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $75 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $217 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Salalah

Hiring a car in Salalah

Expect to pay $1.05 per litre in Salalah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $12.49 and $16.66. The most frequently booked car type in Salalah is Full-size (Toyota Fortuner or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Mitsubishi Mirage G4 or similar) is, on average, 63% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.