A trip to Salalah can be done very quickly by plane from the UAE. However, we opted for a scenic coastal route from Abu Dhabi, which takes approximately 21 hours of driving one way. We crossed the border in Al Ain and then took a rest day in Muscat before continuing further south on the coastal route. Along the way, we were treated to breathtaking views of picturesque cliffs, charming villages, and vast expanses of mesmerising desert landscapes. If you enjoy road trips and are up for an adventure, or if you are in search of desert poetry, Salalah might be the perfect destination for your next trip. We embarked on this journey in July 2022 to witness the monsoon season known as khareef, which transforms the coastal town into a lush and misty green paradise.