What is the best time to visit Salalah?

The best time to visit Salalah is from June to August which is the monsoon months. The beautiful Salalah has a monsoon season that is not common in other cities in Oman. The monsoon season (also known as Khareef) typically starts around June and lasts until August. During monsoon, Salalah is transformed into a beautiful oasis due to the light drizzles that cool the air. The Salalah Tourism Festival takes place during the monsoon season from July 15- August 31, every year. The festival welcomes the monsoon season, taking place in Ittin Rd where many Arab families come to have a picnic It is a very vibrant time of the year in Salalah.

However, if you're not a fan of the rain, the best time to visit Salalah would be between September and February. At this time, the weather is pleasant and temperatures are normally at 24 degrees. This is actually the perfect time for wildlife sightings in Salalah. You can also visit during the summer months from June to August which is also the peak season in the region. The winter months are drier in Salalah and it lasts from November to February. Winter is a great time for those people who want to indulge in physical activities like trekking or cycling in and around the city. Winter is considered the off-season for tourism so it is the most affordable time to spend in Salalah.

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