Qatar Airways increases Salalah flights for popular Khareef season
Qatar Airways has added an additional 10 flights per week from Doha to Salalah, Oman, to meet the demand of the popular Khareef season which runs from 1 June – 30 September 2016. During this period at total of 21 flights per week will be available for travel to Salalah.
As the capital of Oman’s Dhofar region, Salalah is known as the Sultanate’s ‘Second City’. It is renowned for its annual monsoon season, known as the Khareef, which sees the desert landscape transform into lush green expanses from June to August each year. During this peak period, the number of visitors to Salalah triples in comparison to the rest of the year.
Salalah is famous for its unique characteristics, which include fruit plantations and banana groves, beaches lined with coconut palms, vibrant local culture with souqs and Omani handicrafts, and a myriad of archaeological sites demonstrating the Sultanate’s rich, prosperous history.
The city and its surroundings are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, with wadis, sinkholes and reefs to explore, and wild animals such as turtles, gazelles, elusive Arabian leopards and more to discover.