|Grocery Stores -
- located in downtown Salalah at the corner of 23 July Rd. and the
Al Matar St. (the street that leads to the clock tower and airport). Good provisioning with fresh
fruits and vegetables, chicken and beef. Look for the canned
tahini Hummus in the canned food aisle.
Storage - located in downtown Salalah near the
airbase. This store has a better selection of
"western" goods. Follow A'nahdah St. to the airbase
entrance gate. Turn right and then right again into the
parking area. You will see a health club and a small local
restaurant. Cold Storage is the building just behind the
- Fresh fruit and vegetable market located in the
center of town.
Photo Developing - Kodak
Express located at corner of 23 July Rd. and A'nahdah
Water - Potable
water is found at the seaman's ablution block - the small white building
and can be used to fill jerry jugs for free. If you need 1 or
more tons of water, contact Mohammed. He will arrange for a truck to
come to the port where you can come along side the seawall to take on
self-service laundry at the port but most people use the
"trough" located in the seaman's ablution building.
You will have to contend with the fishermen who are doing their
laundry and also using the the toilet and shower
- There are lots of laundries in town - just pick
one. They charge the the piece and do a good job, but are
somewhat expensive. They must use caustic soda in their
washing as some of the colors on the white items came back a
different color, but the white was really white.
|Shopping Centers -
- Lulu's -
downtown Salalah ad corner of 23 July Rd. and Al Matar St.
- Cold Storage
shopping center - located downtown Salalah near the air base.
- Souks - gold and perfume souks (markets) are
located near the palace in downtown Salalah
Banks/ATMs - HSBC
and Oman National Bank both have ATM
machines located about 1 km. outside the port gate. Turn right
outside the port gate and continue on for about 1 km. until you see the
small bank signs on the left-hand side of the road. Turn left and
follow the road to the banks. You can walk, but it is about 1/2 km.
to the port gate and then 1 km. from there.
Fuel - If you want to fill jerry cans, the
easiest way is to rent a car and get it at any of the petrol stations on
the way into town. If you need 1 or more tons of fuel, contact
Mohammed who will arrange for a fuel truck to deliver diesel to the
seawall where you come alongside.
Postal Services - The
post office is located in downtown just off the exit at the clock town
onto Al Matar St. It is located in the complex of large government
buildings on the left. The building has lots of "lattice"
work windows. Ask
Mohammed to explain how to find it.
Courier Services - DHL
located in downtown Salalah on Al Salaam St., north of A'nahdah
St. Local phone 290 447 or 563 599 in Muscat. Mail and a West Marine order arrived in 4-6 days.
Internet Access - The
best internet place is upstairs in the fairly new pastel yellow building with
lavender Arabic lettering located at the traffic light intersection on the
northern by-pass road east of the Raysut roundabout (the one with the
marine motif). The sign on the upper level says
"Internet." 1 riel per hour for a reasonably fast connection.
If going from the port to town, turn left at the traffic light and then
left again to get on the access road to the internet shop.