The Khareef


Salalah is famous for its seasonal weather which lasts from July to September, locally known as monsoon or “Khareef”, when it transforms the desert terrain into a lush green landscape, its hills surrounded by white fog, light drizzles to cool the air and creates seasonal waterfalls. Monsoon winds from the Indian subcontinent blow up to southern Arabia and bless the desert with a bounty of rain. The parched beige desert is aglow with green. It is surreal and otherworldly.

Escape the scorching heat for cooler climate this Khareef Season. The internationally reputed Salalah Tourism Festival will cast a mystical spell on you with its vibrant culture, colourful celebrations, and lush Frankincense trees.

One can imagine the magnificence of this province when most parts of the Arabian Peninsula witness a rise in temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius in summer. But, in Salalah, the capital of Dhofar that lies 1,040 kilometres away from Muscat, temperatures never rise above 27 degrees Celsius.

The Exhibitors will get an added advantage of over 6,00,000 visitors attending the Khareef Festival from all around the world, apart from the huge prospect of students looking to enroll during the Exhibition, since their Secondary School results will be out in the first week of August.

Over 6,00,000 visitors attend Khareef festival from around the world