3. Salalah, Oman
Why you’ll love it: Salalah has long been a popular escape for inhabitants of the Gulf looking to escape the sweltering summer heat. During the monsoon season from June to September, rainforests pop up amidst stunning waterfalls, wadis and emerald green hills — it’s like a different world. Shop for local frankincense at Haffa Souk and enjoy cliffside sunsets at Fazayah Beach… what makes Salalah truly memorable is the unfailingly kind locals keen to welcome you.
Don’t miss… a stop-off to see the blowholes at Al Mughsayl Beach.