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Sumhuram Old City

49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211, Oman
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Al Baleed Lite

About half an hour outside Salalah toward Mirbat in a khor, or inlet. There's a museum nearby that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Salalah, Oman
It's very interesting

I visited this place during 1 week of July, so the weather wasn't so pleasant. But this place made... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211, Oman
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Reviewed yesterday

About half an hour outside Salalah toward Mirbat in a khor, or inlet. There's a museum nearby that makes for an interesting browse, but not nearly as captivating as Al Baleed. Good for walking, though. When we visited, there was a herd of camels grazing...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this place during 1 week of July, so the weather wasn't so pleasant. But this place made me so involved that I could walk around in hot to know more. The best part was in one corner I found an little secret door...More

Thank Pinks74
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this place with a local guide from the area The place is gated and entry is paid As you get to the area you get first to small building called the archeological museum with some informative information about the area with artifacts...More

1  Thank Mohammed H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The structure itself is mildly interesting. However, there are great views of a river delta. There are lots of birds and camels. You can see the camels walking along the beach, then headed into the river for a swimand drink. No wonder they are so...More

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Yes it takes some time to get there, and if you're not interested in old "stuff", these ruins and museum may not interest you. I found it fascinating to wander amongst the ruins and imagine what happened there centuries ago. Seeing camels wandering around and...More

Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It takes about an hour by tour bus from the cruise terminal to get here. The ruins look down on the Wadi Darbat which opens to the Arabian Sea. Location is very strategic both for defensive purposes as well as ready access to trade routes...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Real history here, museum small but ok, nice cove, ruins not great but it's worth a trip if your in area

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had a poor guide so we were at a loss. To benefit from what you are seeing you must have a well informed guide. You cannot imagine when you know nothing

1  Thank jackjump
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

It is so different from everything that we know in European culture. And it is clean, safe and very interesting.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This old city sits at the mouth of a lagoon with camels and flamingos in the background. The round themselves provides an interesting insight into a previous time.

1  Thank John W
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