It was one of the hottest days of summer in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dubai</st1:City></st1lace> last year that we chose to travel to a beautiful and cool city, salalah of sultanate of Oman.The temperature was nearly 50degree Celsius and we all were in a mood to escape from the heat. Our friend Ishaq and his family were with us. Since men had included some adventures in the trip both did not take their cars and instead rented a four wheel drive for three days. We had inquired about our stay in Salalah before we go, and reserved rooms there in Dhofar hotel. Since the journey takes a full day we had to spend one night during the way in Nizwa. We started from <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dubai</st1:City></st1lace> in morning after 9ó clock and took visa and exit pass from uae at border in Hatta. After passing the border we took some shortcut. The real distance from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Dubai</st1lace></st1:City> to Salalah is about 1500 kms. So if we take this short cut we could cut down some more kilometers from the total. But this road was through the desert, and there were no shops and petrol stations by the side of the road. Whenever we pass about 300 kms we could see a hotel with staying facilities and petrol station. We stopped each of the rest places and could see other travelers who take rest there. The physical features of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Oman</st1lace></st1:country-region> mainly include mountains and deserts. It is a land, covered with mountains When we travel we could see only mountains and desert around us and for one day’s travel it was little boring. But the thought about the beautiful state Salalah, brought cool breeze in to our minds. It was around 4 o’clock, when we reached Nizwa. We had taken rooms in the Nizwa hotel, which is a five star hotel located proudly in the calm and quiet village town Nizwa. After we reached there, we took rest for a while and went out again to explore the beauty of the mountain village. The tranquility of the village was quite amazing in the evening! We went to the top of the mountain – Jebel Al Shams- in the car. Jebel al shams is the biggest mountain in the <st1lace w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Oman</st1:country-region></st1lace>. Since they had made wonderful roads up to the top of the mountain, it was easy to drive there. We could see, many locals living in the different parts of mountain. Their main income is from sheep and they are poor people living in small houses. But the Government has done their most to bring them the facilities of modern world like electricity and others. During heavy rains, it is hard to stay in that kind of localities and they used to face flood. When we reached nearly mountain top we were scared to look down to the roads that we had come.It seemed like black ribbons in the evening. There were no street lights and after arguing a lot with men folk, they agreed to drive down the mountain. We bought some Arabic food and came back to the hotel. Kids and men took a bath in the hotel swimming pool and spent little time in the garden around the hotel .Since every body was tired and thinking of the next day’s long journey , we went for sleep soon.