Salalah Time in Oman

We took a few days to visit Salalah to escape Muscat’s still sizzling 40c+ temperature for some صلالة تائيم  (Salalah Time)

Car in Salalah Mountains
Car in Salalah Mountains

where the sizzle turned into drizzle and the mountains were covered in their summer finery of green.

The town was still busy with many Emirati families and still a few Omanis on holiday after the Eid Holidays.

Hadi Al Hikmani reviewing an image of a Hyaena
Hadi Al Hikmani reviewing an image of a Hyaena

We were lucky to catch Hadi al Hikmani with free time before he goes off to Musandam to survey the mountains .  We walked with him to inspect ‘camera traps’ placed in the hope of photographing a Leopard. Here Hadi checks the images and finds a Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena) has been ‘caught’ in the camera.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4