We Love Oman: Sadah, a beautiful coastal village in Dhofar

Oman Tuesday 14/December/2021 21:49 PM
By: Times News Service
We Love Oman: Sadah, a beautiful coastal village in Dhofar

Sadah is a beautiful coastal village that lies 135 km north of Salalah. The little hamlet is bordered to the west by the wilayat of Mirbat and East by the wilayat of Shaleem and Al Hallaniyat Islands. Sadah is known for its beautiful beaches and tranquil bays and hence a popular tourist destination.

In Sadah there are remains of ancient historical cities, such as the ancient City of ‘Al Mahalla’, and the town of Hadhabram, located in the Niyabat of Hasik where there is an ancient cemetery. In the past Sadah was an important trade station to collect and export frankincense.
The Mount Natif area of Niyabat of Hasik is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations that attracts many visitors .

The valleys are spread throughout the Wilayat of Sadah. Of these valleys is Wadi Shilion, in addition to Wadi Rikut, which runs West of the Niyabat of Hasik. It is one of the deepest valleys in the town of Sadah, where Ghaidhat Rikut Spring is located and surrounded by palm trees.

Wadi Sinaq, located 10 kilometres east of the Niyabat of Hasik, is characterised by its blue lagoon and palm trees. Wadi Lushu slopping from the foot of Mount Samhan  is a beautiful tourist site in the West of the Wilayat of Sadah.

The huge rock of Sidqan with its strange form is one of the most important features of the valley, in addition to the existence of ancient tombs. The Qiraf area is characterised by permanent water pools.
Of the beautiful tourist sites in the Wilayat of Sadah is Hat coastal park located 5 kilometres east of the city centre. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit with family and friends.

According to Dhofar Municipality’s website, “The wilayat is known for its archaeological sites, the Sadah castle is one of its important features.  Sadah Fort is considered to be an archaeological landmark for its traditional Omani style with unique architecture. In the past the castle was a shield to protect the city from external threats. The Fort of Sadah represents the eastern end of protection amongst a series of fortifications that protected the coast of Dhofar.  

“The traditional crafts in Sadah  are characterised by extract of  frankincense beside other crafts such as fishing, honey extract, and grazing livestock, and making sea cages, fishing nets, leather tanning industry, knitting and embroidery.”