Salalah, Oman: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Salalah, Oman? If you're planning to go to Salalah, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Salalah, Oman

Based on the climate and weather in Salalah, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Salalah, Oman

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Salalah, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Salalah, Oman by month

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January

January is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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February

February in Salalah is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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March

If you are traveling to Salalah in March, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Salalah in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you go to Salalah in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you visit Salalah during June, you might see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

In July, Salalah is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salalah, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in Salalah is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month.

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September

September is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October for Salalah is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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November

If you vacation in Salalah during November, you will probably notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you visit Salalah during December, you will probably find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Salalah, Oman

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Salalah.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the building; it is best to check with the Salalah tourism authority.

If you see the Museum of Frankincense Land, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Sultan Qaboos Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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