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The Green Blessing

Oman is not only known for it’s cultural and historical diversity, it’s also famous for its geographical and climate verity due to its semi-tropical nature. There’s always an escape during the hot summer season, the southern area of Oman is one of them, precisely Dhofar Governorate.

Showers of rain, with the combination of fog layers touching the ground, an endless horizon of green scenery that relaxes the eye of every viewer. Heavenly places like Wadi Darbat are the best locations to enjoy the scenery and untouched nature, that includes majestic views in mountains, natural springs, green hills, caves, waterfalls, and wildlife. This exceptional season is known as Khareef. Khareef means Autumn in Arabic, and Dhofar’s Khareef is a Monsoon season, where Oman is blessed with. The season starts in the final weeks of June and lasts until mid-September. Where winds are smooth, and temperatures are usually stable during the day and cooler than other areas in Oman.

Dhofar also celebrates Salalah festival, considering it the touristic capital of Dhofar. This festival covers entertainment and cultural scenes, such as heritage villages, entertainment rides, local seasonal markets, plays and artistic folkloric performances as well as restaurants that are mostly local. It is being held annually. This festival has been an attraction to thousands of visitors from the Arab Gulf as well as many other countries around the world.

The season of Khareef is also an opportunity to camp in the extended horizons of green wonders; most popular places to camp are Ateen and Salhnout. There is nothing better than pure nature that is a source of rejuvenation and a refresh of the soul.

Photo Credits 

Anas Al Dheeb 

Adnan Dahish


"Forecasting Techniques for Seedable Storms over the Western Hajar Mountains in the Sultanate of Oman"

Master Research by Hamid Al Barashdi

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