Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah
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Travel Blogs from Salalah
A very different place. The landscape looks like desert but this area gets monsoon rains and so the land can be watered and is very fertile. Lots of coconut palms, banana trees, papaya and of course frankincense trees which was the original trading product here. Most of the city has been built since the 1970's so everything looks new and is …
... oil & gas here, the government officials, army and the Sultan seem to have ALL the perks, the nice roads and flash houses, it's clean, it's predictable from City to city, just not as advanced as UAE by a long shot. 5 miles out of the city, half built and completed but empty in many cases are housing, with a school nearbye, plonked helter-skelter near dilapidated shacks/tents/shelters (with inhabitants), they are desperately ...
... pool area only to be greeted by a scene of some chaos, mainly of the male and rather elderly variety. We hang around and soon the reason for all the crowds becomes clear. A blast of Turkish music comes out over the speakers and a Turkish belly dancer shimmys across the deck toward the appreciative crowds. She sashayed, jiggled, wiggled and stamped her way around the deck to the claps and cheers ...
Salalah did not come with rave reviews from many passengers nor our speaker, but we were mildly surprised. The day started opening our curtains to see we were cruising into the largest container port in the Middle East, and it is large! Up on deck we watched as our ship maneuvered its way to dockside. Someone pointed to the Maersk Atlanta container ship and noted it is the sister ship to the Maersk Alabama ...
... so glad we did! It was a great opportunity to see how the local people live. It was not huge, but had the usual mall-type stores although they were (mostly) not the international chains. We stopped in Purely Gold, a jewelry store, to meet Hector's niece who worked there. Being Filipino, she had a great name: Dimple. She seemed thrilled that we had looked her up and her boss was kind enough to take our picture. 20% of the population in the UAE is Filipino because they ...
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- Swimming pool
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