So, before leaving home for Oman, I was already intrigued by the exotic sound of the name Salalah. my first destination city. I was there through a U.S. Embassy sponsored tour, to perform at an annual festival during the monsoon season, when the rain turns the barren landscape green and people visit from throughout the region for the rare respite from desert heat. Visited temporary seasonal waterfalls with my wonderful hosts Sami and Batool.
Pop up vendors for the monsoon season tourists
Camel herds are brought down from the mountains, with a singing ceremony I am told, for the monsoon season to avoid the slippery mountain slopes. They return to the mountains when the wet season ends. These camels were strolling alongside the road (photos shot from the car).