Salalah

Salalah International Airport (IATA:SLL, ICAO:OOSA) is the Sultanate of Oman's second gateway. It is located on the Salalah coastal plain, 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) northeast of Salalah's city centre. It was earlier primarily used as a military airfield by the Royal Air Force (RAF Salalah) and latterly, co-located with the civilian airport, by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO Salalah). In 2003, the Salalah airport got the status of an international airport. Salalah airport is located in the Dhofar Governorate in the southern part of the Sultanate. The area is a popular tourist destination for both local citizens and foreigners, especially from July to September when the Asian monsoon touches the region commencing the start of the Khareef season, making it an unusually attractive location within the normally arid Gulf region. It is also expected that tourism in this area will increase steadily over the next 20 years, adding more to the strain on the airport network. The new airport officially began operations in November 2015. The new international airport has been marked as having more extraordinary facilities than the old airport. A new Duty Free service has been started by a private company in association with the OAMC. Many Food counters has been servicing since its opening. Some of them are Cakes & Bakes, Costa Coffee, etc. Oman Air placed a new lounge opposite to the airside and gates in the new terminal for Business Class & First Class passengers and Economy Class passengers with Gold and Silver Sinbad Service Card holders. The airport has a rating from passengers that it is providing a good lounge and Duty Free services. The airport is clean and tidy and a good traveller - friendly. The new airport is having 4 aerobridges with air conditioning facility. It is expected that the new terminal will help to boost not only city's tourism but the local and international passenger movement.

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Salalah

Salalah (Arabic: صلالة‎‎ transliterated Ṣalālah), is the capital and seat of the wali (governor) of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. Its population in 2009 was 197,169. Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. Salalah is the birthplace of the Sultan, Qaboos bin Said. Salalah attracts lots of people from other parts of Oman and GCC during the Khareef season, which starts from July to September. The climate of the region and the monsoon allows the city to grow some vegetables and fruits like coconut.

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