Road trip to Salalah

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  1. Surekha1217

    Surekha1217 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi ILs,

    V r planning for a road trip 2 Salalh dis Eid hols....does anybody have any experience on that?? How safe is the journey? Hw many hours will it take?? and abt the precautionary things v need 2 take care of..If anybody could help me wid all those detalis or share ur experience it will b of great favour...

    Also if ur planning for a road trip v can join u..don get panic jus for a company...v will travel in our own cars..

    Awaiting ur reply.

    Rgds,
    Srka
     
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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    surekha,

    I would not suggest a road trip if you are not going as a group. it becomes very isolated as you go into the interior.

    you get lot of buses that go to salalah. from muscat it is almost 12 hours journey. it is a beautiful place. I have posted photographs of the same in photography section.

    i think safa, an ilite as given a wonderful description of her journey to salalah. just go through these links. do plan your journey well.

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  3. Surekha1217

    Surekha1217 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Shanvy,

    Thanks for the reply..Since I am going 2 travel wid my small kid I feel Car wud b more convenient as v can stop whenever v need....Buses wont b dat very convenient in dat case and also v heard dat there r so many spots in salalah wich r far from each other so mode of travel will also b a problem there....As u have specified will there b any safety issues in the isolated areas???

    Rgds,
    Srka.
     
  4. tom&jerry

    tom&jerry Silver IL'ite

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    Hi surekha,
    As shanvy said even my suggestion also same don't travel alone. If u do continue journey it take more than 20hrs to reach there as u go interior u will be isolated and it is not safe to drive also. u can go by bus.

    we went to salalah by road by bus with 14families. every one enjoyed a lot including with kid. that trip was fantastic, even tho we traveled 20hrs nobody were tired.
     
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    marina20 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi..

    I have not been to Salalah but went till Musandam in Oman and my suggestion too would be to have a group with you while going by your own car.
     
  6. Surekha1217

    Surekha1217 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for ur replies...After cing all of ur replies me and my hubby were in a dynamo whether 2 proceed wid our journey or not.

    But since dis was the first time v planned for a long trip v don wan 2 cancel the same...

    Lemme brief my experience abt Salalah trip...It was an awesome and unforgettable trip v had. As u all said the way 2 Salalah is a desert but an admirable one. V started from Mussafah at 2.45 in the afternoon and reached Nizwa at 12 in the night. My kind advice is not 2 drive at night from Nizwa to Salalah road as there r no lights till Thumrait. One more thing since the Khareef season is over in Salalah v missed some beat sights there. Trip from Thumrait to Salalah is an excellent one as its thru the mountain and the lights r wonderful at this area at night.

    I jus wanted 2 inform u abt the trip as it was not a risky one. I went wid my 10 mths old kid and my husband. If u have confidence in urself u can definitely and shud go for a road trip to salalah as the travel is the highlight in the whole trip. Thot of sharing this information wid the desire dat u all shud enjoy d scenic beauty of dat wonderful place.

    Rgds,
    Srka.
     
  7. nandinibabu

    nandinibabu Bronze IL'ite

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    wow!, nice to read about your trip to salalah..and also thanks for the tips..it would be very nice if you post some scenic pics of salalah under the Travel forum..
     
  8. razasussal

    razasussal New IL'ite

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    I have planned to travel to Salalah this eid as well.Let us see how we can join. I will be travelling with my wife and three kids.
    Regards
    Raza
     
  9. razasussal

    razasussal New IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Would you please let me know which route you took and what about hotels in Nizwa.
    Also please advise which area to stay in Salalah and places to visit.What about weather there.
    Regards
    Raza
     
  10. varghesemathew

    varghesemathew New IL'ite

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    I too wanted to go to Salalah during the Eid weekend of 2014 from 27th July, to 30th July, 2014. I am having SUV and there is space for lot of people more.
    Looking for some people too ...
    Any suggestions, please revert back... thanks and regards ...
     

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