The city of Salalah is ringed by many valley springs or “ayoon.” One set of springs, Ayn Razat, boasts the best pools and gardens in the area. If you visit on a Friday, the beautiful gated garden is open to the public, and you can enjoy a pleasant stroll amidst the manicured flora.
The springs are collected in several pools, which themselves make a relaxing backdrop for a snack or picnic. If you find yourself hungrier still, you can also find some barbecue pits nearby.
After your meal, take a short walk up the gentle slopes skirting the pools, and spend some time exploring the cool shade of some of the shallow caverns that dot the area.
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