Mashallah, Salalah!

The Khareef season is a busy time in Salalah as it is one of the most visited destinations by GCC travellers who like to soak in the lush greenery. SalamAir recently flew down agents from Abu Dhabi along with hotel partner, Millennium Salalah. Here’s what the agents had to say about the destination…

Shehara Rizly

Mudassir Dhanse, Country Manager – UAE, SalamAir
“Salalah attracts many people from other parts of Oman and the Gulf region during the monsoon or Khareef season, which spans from July to September. For this reason, SalamAir has started its flights from Salalah to Abu Dhabi to accommodate the growing number of visitors to this amazing city. Our seasonal flights from Abu Dhabi to Salalah will stop on September 6. Salalah is a good option for leisure, relaxation and breathtaking holiday.”

Hesham Youssef, Director of Sales and Marketing, Millennium Resort Salalah
“Our partnership with SalamAir provides us with a way to grow our businesses by acquiring new customers and reaching new market segments. It is more than just a promotion. When carried out at a strategic level, partnership marketing can be expansive and deliver its full potential. Strategies will involve all elements of the marketing mix and thus have an impact on a company’s overall marketing message and its advertising programmes.”

Ashraf Vellengal Valanchery, President, Al Ain Indian Travel Traders Association, DFRE
“The trip was wonderful and informative. It was worthwhile to promote Salalah as a family destination in this region especially in Junjulaug (Khareef). The destination is bestowed with rich nature and history of frankincense. We can promote this destination as there is good connectivity including SalamAir and other airlines with attractive airfares. We had a memorable time witnessing the scenic greenery during the boating trip.”

Nooraldian Mahmoud Al Masri, Corporate Travel consultant, Hala Travel Management – MoFA – Abu Dhabi, DFRE
“Salam Air is a budget (lowcost) airline, affordable that meets the expectations. The Millennium Salalah is the perfect place to stay and highly recommended as it’s near markets and attractions. It’s a great combination if you are traveling from GCC, in a short duration flight with a family -friendly hotel that offers a holistic service. I would recommend a family to book a villa with pool access, and for a group of friends to book the deluxe rooms. “

Sami Mustafa, Office in Charge, Kanoo Travel
“Salalah is bestowed with nature at its best. We were amazed by the beauty and diverse nature, the city showcased, along with the warmth that was shared by the Omani people. Our stay couldn’t be complete without the excellent service and accommodation by Millennium Salalah. I would absolutely recommend Salalah for couples and families.”

Younus Meleth, Puthoor Executive Director – Al Moued Travel
“We would like to convey our sincere thanks for the trip, which we really enjoyed. The whole city turns green during Khareef and attracts visitors from all around the world. It was a great trip and the facilities provided were exemplary. We will surely recommend it to our trade colleagues and friends.”

Safaa Ahmad Majzoub, Ticketing & Holidays Executive, Bin Ham Travel
“Finally, my wish of visiting Salalah was fulfilled. The threedays trips was by organised SalamAir. The group expreinced a great time with the best amenities. I can vouch for the fact that this is the best place in the Middle East. The netizens here exude warmth. Also, the tour guides were very friendly and cordial with us. The place was celebrated with long beaches and mountains. We saw several interesting places like Mughsail, Wadi Darbat, Mirbat, a few of the ‘Ayn’s. the museum, local frankincense souk, etc. Millennium Resort was the best place to stay. The staff showcased excellence in hospitality.”

Zainul Abid Tharakan, Thodi Holiday Supervisor, Akbar Holidays
“The trip, which was arranged by SalamAir and Millennium Resort, was memorable. The climate allows the city to grow some vegetables and fruits like coconut and bananas. There are many gardens within the city where these vegetables and fruits grow. As we all know Salalah is an attractive tourist place and visiting this place was helpful for me to provide information to my clients. The flight was on time and well-trained crew provided good service. Millennium Resort is an eco-friendly property, with its surroundings and staff exhibited good hospitality. Marneef cave and Wadi Darbat were the most beautiful places visited during this trip.”

Anis Esuf Mulla, Holiday Supervisor, Al Tayer Travel
“It was an amazing trip organised by SalamAir. The trip highlighted the strong areas of the city. Also, the weather, green mountains, beaches, big port, archeological sites, festivals & exhibitions made it an unforgettable destination for bleisure. The agents gained an amazing experience.”

Basheer Karumbil Mikacha, Senior Travel Consultant, Nirvana DFRE
“The fam trip to Salalah was terrific. The naturalist, accommodation, sightseeing and everything was wonderful. Our tour guide and driver were helpful and cordial. For us, it was truly a trip of a lifetime and I thank SalamAir and its team for making it possible for us.”

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