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Sumhuram is the place where traders of old time came to bring their goods and get frankincense from... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Jotum
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one of the must see attraction in Salalah

According to what i see is that this place is one of the must-see places in Salalah which by itself... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
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An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Lots of frankincense trees cultivated in the desert. The very essense of the existance of Salalah. But not much of a historical visit either. Can easily be skipped, but it is on the highway on the way into or out of Salalah

Thank Sachin T
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Sumhuram is the place where traders of old time came to bring their goods and get frankincense from here. The cite is partially restored but gives good insight into the way the community was and has a nice view of the area

1  Thank Jotum
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

After a 45 minute trip from Salalah you reach Wadi Dawkah. Wadi Dawkah is a major place where the frankincense tree (boswellia sacra) can still be found and frankincense is harvested to this day. The trees grow in the alluvial bed of the wadi under...More

Thank Friemens
Reviewed December 22, 2017

According to what i see is that this place is one of the must-see places in Salalah which by itself explains the history of frankincense trading from many many years.

Thank alshukeiry
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

This UNESCO site is a wadi filled with frankincense trees. Apart from the sign at the car park there is no interpretive signage at all and there were no staff in attendance on the day we visited- it was a Saturday. If you look closely...More

Thank theresa407
Reviewed September 17, 2017

That is a very interesting and nice walk :-)) You can also see the camels and smell frankicense. :-))

1  Thank Vladka11
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

The trail can be much more intresting to walk when it would be provided with information about what's there to see. Otherwise you just see some ruïnes and left and right an old brick. Although i understand that there's not much to see in Salalah,...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Nice place where you can go around walking or by golf carts. After that you can take a tour in the electrical boat around the historical city. The picture attached is for a new resturant on the side of the Baleed

1  Thank Alimhs
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

It basically has 2 parts. One the internal knowlage about the ships history. (Photography not allowed there) Other is the external urban architecture land. It's so huge walking all the way will be just too much. So you can get a ride for 5 OR...More

Thank Pinks74
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It is interesting to see how the tree grows and how they harvest the frankincense. The views through the mountains and windy roads are fantastic. Camels abound, very friendly and clean!

1  Thank Daniel V
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Bemy B
February 24, 2018|
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Response from theresa407 | Reviewed this property |
The trail is within a park that is accessed by a set of stairs so walking is the only way to see it. It's not that big and it's the same all over so just seeing a small part of it is enough. Alternatively you can view it... More
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Roeza
January 10, 2018|
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Response from alshukeiry | Reviewed this property |
In a place called albaleed, it’s a very old harbor or ship stop which they used to sell frankincense to merchants who stops there. Albaleed is between Haffa market & Ouqad
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