The Sultanate of Oman is located in the Arabian Peninsula, with four Governorates namely Muscat, Dhofar, Musandam and Buraimi. It has a strategic position and a wealth physical geography due to a huge desert Rub Al Khali, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.
The Sultanate of Oman, along with Iceland, ranks 2nd among the safest and most secure countries in the world according to the WEF Report 2019 (World Economic Forum – Safety and security travel & tourism competitiveness report).
The Empty Quarter Desert, or the Rub Al Khali desert in Arabic, is the largest desert in the world, located in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and shared by Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
In southern Oman, the Rub Al Khali lies in Dhofar Governorate, wherein the largest city Salalah is the capital.
Dhofar Governorate has been a chief source region of
frankincense in the world for centuries. Nowadays, high-quality frankincense is
still collected from Boswellia Trees in Dhofar and available on The Frankincence
Market Al Haffa Souk.
Dhofar is the homeland of many tribespeople, among them: the mountains tribes Jeballi, the cities tribes and the desert tribes.
The weather in Dhofar is subtropical since from mid-June to mid-September monsoon season called Khareef sets in, and contrasts the very nice weather coming close to 28-Celsius degrees during the rest of the year.