In season, Salalah is a lush, green Arabian paradise: beaches surrounded by bright green grass and hills that wouldn’t be out of place in Southeast Asia – but with camels. Yes, Oman’s south can be an inspiringly beautiful place in the wet season. I was there in the dry season.

That lush grass and sprouting flowers seemed like a faraway fable: replaced by dust and ash. The only water is in the salty sea and a muggy, dense fog that obscures everything and then rolls out just a few minutes later. It is, in its own way, quite magical – but more for adventuring than lounging.

There may not have been much nature, or grass, or heavenly beaches, but there was Highway 47 leading all the way to Yemen.

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