Real Estate for Sale in Salalah

Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman and the largest in the Dhofar province. Salalah is the birthplace of former Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The city is located on the southern coast of Oman and attracts many people from other parts of the country and around the world during the khareef season, which lasts from June to September. Khareef is an annual season during which monsoons bring rains, and the arid landscape transforms into a lush green oasis. In the natural reserves, you can admire seasonal mountain waterfalls, as well as stroll among banana groves and coconut palms. During this time of the year, there is a large influx of tourists in the region, and hotels and real estate are fully booked.

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This resort is popular with tourists all year round due to its mild climate and comfortable temperature, which is not typical of other countries in the Persian Gulf. Europeans usually come for vacation from October to April when the number of tourists is lower. During this period, hotel occupancy is around 70%. Along with hotel rooms, rental properties in resort projects such as Hawana Salalah by developer Muriya are also in high demand.

In Salalah, you can see the life of the aborigines and explore the country's history by visiting the region's archaeological excavations, and taking a walk along one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites - the "Frankincense Trail" or ancient irrigation systems. Here are also located the ruins of the palace of Queen Sheba. The surroundings are characterized by lush greenery, thanks to frankincense trees, banana and coconut plantations. Together with the magnificent beaches surrounding the city, they create an atmosphere of a tropical paradise that guests of Salalah love.

The general plan for the development of the coastal region provides for attracting foreign tourists. The strategy is focused on the use of international standards in construction and architecture. Future owners can expect the highest level of luxury and comfort in new residential and resort projects. The main part of the real estate in Salalah fits into the surrounding landscape and looks harmonious among picturesque green landscapes. The main types of housing for purchase in Salalah and resort projects are studios, apartments, townhouses, villas, and chalets. Such options attract tourists and those who are accustomed to a premium level of life both in the metropolis and on the coast, all year round.

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Infrastructure

Salalah has large highways and roads, as well as an international airport - Salalah International Airport. Salalah is considered an important freight transportation point - the deep-water port in the city is one of the most demanded in the region. It is considered one of the busiest points in the Middle East. Cruise liners and luxury vessels also arrive here. An special economic zone operates around the port area of Salalah.

In 2019, Sultan Qaboos announced the introduction of bus service within the city from Salalah International Airport to the city center and from the city center to the port of Salalah. The most popular form of public transportation in Salalah is taxis. Usually, the cost of travel varies from OMR 0.5 (AED 5, USD 1.5) to OMR 2 (AED 20, USD 5.2) depending on the distance. Currently, there are several higher education institutions in Salalah, including the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, College of Commerce & Business Administration, and College of Applied Sciences.

  • Wadi Darbat natural complex
  • Taqah Castle
  • many secondary and tertiary educational institutions
  • no property tax
  • high passive income
  • numerous beaches and a variety of recreational areas for the whole family
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Currently, there are several higher education institutions in Salalah, including the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, College of Commerce & Business Administration, and College of Applied Sciences. There is a wide selection of educational institutions for schoolchildren in the city. Among them, the popular international schools are Birla World School, British School Salalah, Indian School Salalah, and Pakistan School Salalah. There are also schools exclusively for girls and boys, such as As Saadah Primary School for Girls, As Saidiyah School for Boys, Mohammed Bin Al Qasim Boys School, Al Qawf Primary School for Girls, and others. As for nurseries, one can choose from a variety of options such as Al qmareen Nursery, Happy Steps Nursery, Plants Nursery, Al Kadi Nursery, and more.

Residents and visitors can receive medical assistance at one of the private or government medical institutions, including Dhofar International Medical Center LLC, American Speciality Clinics Centre, Qaboos Medical Centre, Western Salalah Clinic Centre, AL MISK Medical Center, and others.

Regarding shopping, one can visit one of the shopping centers such as Salalah Mall, Oasis Mall, Salalah Gardens Mall, Salalah Grand Mall, and many more.

Economic Attractiveness

There are numerous attractive projects for investors in the region located within the Integrated Tourism Complexes (ITC) of Hawana Salalah, which are available for foreigners to fully own. This project is the largest resort in the Sultanate and is in demand year-round among guests from all over the world. Residents and tourists are attracted by the comfortable climate, stunning infrastructure, and a wide selection of entertainment options: restaurants, water parks, spa salons, yacht marinas, promenades, and much more. As for investing in real estate in Salalah, it is profitable for owners due to the following factors:

  1. A stable exchange rate of the local OMR, which is pegged to the USD, is maintained.
  2. There is no property tax - a duty of 3% is paid for registering the property upon purchase.
  3. There is an opportunity to obtain a residence permit and open a bank account in a local bank - buying property is the basis for obtaining a residence permit for the owner and their close relatives.
  4. It is possible to receive high passive income - with a relatively low entry threshold, local resort real estate brings no less than 3.5%.
  5. You can choose one of the complexes managed by international hotel chains. This way, investors receive income while not spending their time.

All these factors ensure the profitability of investments, and the comfortable climate and developed infrastructure of the region create a constant demand from tenants.

Entertainment

First and foremost, Salalah is a resort coastal city. Guests can enjoy the numerous beaches such as Edge Beach, Al Mughsail, Al Fazayat, and various relaxation areas in resort projects around Salalah. Among the most famous are the locations of the large Hawana Salalah complex. But not only lovers of fashionable resort vacations will find something to do in Salalah. There are many different locations for entertainment here:

  1. Wadi Darbat Reserve is a natural complex with picturesque landscapes, waterfalls, and dense palm greenery. Here you can take a boat or kayak ride on the lake, hike along the trails, and see a natural spring in the valley or a network of caves.
  2. The ancient city of Samahram is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can see a castle and ancient stone buildings of a once thriving port.
  3. Frankincense farms - you can visit farms that grow frankincense and learn more about its significance for the Sultanate. If you drive along the Frankincense Road, you can see several objects that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the archaeological parks of AlBalid, Khor Rori, and others.
  4. Al Marnife and Dhariz natural caves - a natural attraction located near Al Mughsail Beach. Here you can admire how the natural dhariz spout water up to 28 meters high.
  5. Taqah Castle is a 19th-century building that is now a museum.
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