Finally I realised my wish of visiting Salalah! We were there for 3 days last week end and had a great time. I can easily say this is the best place in the Middle East I have seen, guess more so because of the nice rains. The drive through the mountains and springs ('Ayn' in local parlance) could have been through a South American rain forest! The place is so amazing with fantastic long beaches and mountains. I strongly recommend this place to anyone who has a chance to visit Oman, particularly during the monsoon (Khareef). We saw several interesting places like Mughsail, Wadi Darbat, Mirbat, a few of the 'Ayn's. the museum, local frankincense souk, etc. Crown Plaza was a good place to stay. The Guest Relations lady staff was very helpful in guiding us to various interesting spots.