The region covering the southern third of Oman is referred to as the Dhofar. Being isolated from northern Oman, the Dhofar had in the past close contacts with the Yemen. The region is mainly desertic, but in the summer months (August until early October) it is touched by the south east monsoon. During this period, known as Khareef, the region gets covered by lush green vegetation. The Dhofar region is referred to as "land of frankincense". Frankincense trees grow there in large numbers and are harvested. In the past the Dhofar prospered due to the export of the frankincense. The capital of the Dhofar is Salalah. Beautiful white coral sand beaches extend along the coast east and west of Salalah.

Salalah photo gallery  - 144 pictures of Salalah
Mughsail photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Mughsail
Samhuram photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Samhuram
Wadi Dawkah frankincense park photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Wadi Dawkah frankincense park
144 photos of Salalah, the capital of the Omani region of the Dhofar
23 photos of Mughsail, a place 40km west of Salalah, consisting of a long and peaceful beach
22 photos of the ruins of Samhuram, an ancient port for the frankincense trade in Oman
27 photos of Wadi Dawkah, a natural park with many frankincense trees in the Dhofar region in south Oman
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