THREE MORE PLACES TO VISIT
The forts and castles of Oman played a vital role in protecting the country from invaders. They had different uses in times of war and peace, but Taqah Castle, built in the 19th century, was famously known as the residence of Sheikh Ali Bin Timman Al Ma’shani and inside you’ll find a selection of family artefacts.
Translated as the hole of the birds, Tawi Atair is a natural sinkhole that’s more than 100 metres wide and 250 metres deep, making it one of the deepest sinkholes in the world. During khareef, you’ll see many species of birds swooping in and out of the area – just be careful walking down to the viewing platform as the rain can make the steps very slippery.
Definitely up there as one of the stranger things to do in Salalah, the anti-gravity point looks just like any ordinary ocean road. But put your car in neutral, and you’ll see that your car climbs uphill on its own. A magnetic pull between the ocean and the mountain? Or an optical illusion? Either way, this place remains one of the most visited spots in Salalah.