Tour of Salalah, Oman

During the port visit, many of the crew took advantage of the various tours available. Organized by Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), the tours offered a variety of authentic experiences in Salalah with shipmates in a safe and enjoyable way. The photos are from the “Frankincense Tour,” which featured excellent coastal views, “blow holes” in the rocky shelf of Mughsail, Jebel Qara to visit the tomb of Propher Ayoub (Job of the Old Testament), and shopping in Al Husn Souq with local products. The souq was an exciting opportunity for the crew to barter for bags of frankincense, embroidered pashmina shawls, and traditional Omani caps. Salalah is well known for it’s frankincense, as there only a few places in the world where you can find these trees. Camels, domesticated thousands of years ago by frankincense traders, were found throughout the land. Many camels walked nearby highways and others rested in lagoons. Overall, the tours offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the Wolfpack to experience a unique culture during deployment.

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