Khor Rori, Taqa and Mirbat
Set off with your private guide to the quaint fishing village of Taqa, known for its impressive castle. Continue to site of Khor Rori (or Sumhuram), a port from which frankincense was exported and which dates back to the 1st or 2nd century BC. Head further east to the town of Mirbat, the ancient capital of the Dhofar region dating back to the 9th century and which played an important role in Arabia’s frankincense trade. It is now a picturesque fishing village, and also known as the location of the battle where the British SAS assisted the Omani government putting down the Dhofar rebellion in 1972. Continue to the tomb of Mohamed bin Ali, who died in 1135, and is housed in a twin-domed structure is a fine example of medieval architecture. You will return to Salalah via Ain Razat (only on Thursdays and Fridays) where manicured gardens are fed by natural underground springs.