Salalah “The Garden City “ , after Yemen, is the second city in the Arabian desert, which enjoys a tropical climate. The Khareef season or the “monsoon season”, which starts from June till September, is the main attraction for people from nearby and far off, to get some respite from the scorching desert heat in their cities. During this period, the population of this quaint little city explodes to double the number. But rather than ensuing chaos, the city takes the opportunity to celebrate it via the famous “Salalah Festival”. Salalah is a good twelve hour drive from Muscat. It is easily approachable through a number of flights operating out of it’s international airport. There are regular buses plying from Muscat, which though are not advisable due to the extremely hot climate condition. Another mode of transport is water, as the Port of Salalah is a deep water harbor and welcomes numerous cruise liners and luxury boats. The city is full of surprises for nature lovers. Because of the tropical monsoon, the area is inhabited by different species of mammals. The city is full of surprises for nature lovers. Because of the tropical monsoon, the area is inhabited by various different kind of mammals. Bird watchers will be delighted to see the various kinds of storks, flamingos, sandpipers, eagles and kites, to name a few. The sea line is inhabited by various attractive fishes and the very rare turtle species “Hawksbill”. Regularly conducted wildlife and nature tourism is an attraction amongst all age groups. For the adventurous kinds there is trekking, fishing, diving and camping too.