Salalah, Oman: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Salalah in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you visit Salalah during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

May

May for Salalah is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

If you are traveling to Salalah in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

July

In July, Salalah is extremely warm. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

August

In August, Salalah is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salalah, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you visit Salalah during November, you are likely to find that it can be very 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

Traveling to Salalah in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Salalah
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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