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Salalah, Oman-port

The Sultanate of Oman is situated on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, neighboring Saudi Arabia and Yemen. In 1970, the son of Sultan Said bin Taimur overthrew his father's government and renamed the nation the Sultanate of Oman. During the Persian Gulf War, Oman served as a landing base for the allied forces. Salalah is gateway for visitors to explore the site of "Jebel Qarra," fabled to be the tomb of the biblical Job.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Arabian Heritage
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mughsail Beach & Job's Tomb
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Salalah Beach Break
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Salalah
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Salalah
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required

Arabian Heritage

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: SLL-001

Experience the scenic beauty, diverse terrain and ancient history of Salalah during this orientation tour of the Garden City, and its surrounding areas.

Depart the pier for the drive to East Salalah to see the contrast between the lush vegetation of the Garden City and the surrounding desert landscape. Your tour begins with a visit to Taqa. Camels may be seen roaming along the roadside on the approach to this old fishing village. Upon arrival in Taqa, you will visit an interesting fort and view typical houses belonging to the local fishermen. The elegant white stones used in the construction of Taqa's homes are heat-resistant, and can be found nearby.

Next, you will continue on to Khor Rouri Creek, site of the city ruins of Samhuram, ancient capital of Arabia's exotic frankincense trade. Excavations at the site have produced evidence of an ancient city with trade links by sea to Far Eastern destinations, and even distant Greece. From here, a photo stop will be made at the tomb of Prophet Mohammed Bin Ali, who died in 1135 AD. Both the twin-domed structure and tomb are fine examples of medieval architecture.

Please note:This tour can include up to 1-hour of moderate walking/standing and involves several steps that must be negotiated to access the Taqa Fort and Samhuram archaeological site. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some portions of the tour. Due to Muslim traditions, conservative dress is required. Shorts, beachwear or sleeveless shirts are not appropriate to wear on excursions. Sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.