When you think of the Middle East, the immediate picture that we draw in our subconscious is that of crude oil, opulence, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and an endless desert that seems to stretch beyond eternity. The concept of monsoon is unheard of! Rains in this deserted, arid land? Bizarre, right!? But then, miracles do happen, and one such miracle we know is Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region, and the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The Dhofar province is known for its seasonal weather (the monsoons or “Khareef”), when the light drizzle cools down the parched land, and everything right from the beaches to plains to mountains are engulfed in green pastures. And it is then, the much awaited Salalah Tourism Festival takes place. The festival is part of the Khareef (monsoon) season that extends from the end of July until the beginning of September. If you are in this part of the world during this very period, we would urge you take some time out and explore this gorgeous city, which has an incredible combination of things to do, those which appeal to both families and business travellers alike. Book your Ras Al Khaimah to Salalah flight here!