Where It’s At?! “Wadi Darbat”! “Khareef” (Monsoon Rains), Salalah, 2010

  “The Khareef is the major attraction during the summer period.  People come from all over the world to enjoy the unique wonders of nature, rain, mist-soaked mountains, green-cloaked valleys, springs and waterfalls.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-mLnyP_qd8  “Wadi Darbat is a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, caves, wildlife and lush green vegetation.”  When people think “Khareef season in Salalah”, they think Wadi Darbat!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFbh9BBqD_E  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl37VSS-jOg  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i-lilB8YOQ  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXO1DzO8a0  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0AYtDp5l-0  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjq7Z9Yg9T4

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5 responses to “Where It’s At?! “Wadi Darbat”! “Khareef” (Monsoon Rains), Salalah, 2010

  1. Oooooooooooooooooooooh the signs, lol. Biohazard-ous lol. Oooooh, oh my. I LOVE bad spelling.

  2. Yes, I could take a whole lesson to go over this sign with my students, ha!ha!
    At first glance, it does look like they misspelled “biohazardous” but that’s actually a medical word, “bilharziasis”. They spelt it correctly the 2nd time but not the first! (“Always be consistent!”, I tell my students! :-) ) Then there’s the misspelling of “prohibited”. They really should get these official signs edited before posting them! The spelling is not the part I find hilarious though. It is the fact that “defecation in the water” seems to be such a recurring problem that they need to tell people not to do it! Yucky, yuck, yuck! I also love how they explain WHY “defecation in the water” is necessary- “to control the infection”. Hello?! Why one earth would one be pooping in the water anyway?! Does this sign mean that “once the disease is under control, poop away to your heart’s content”?! Hmm…

  3. LOL yes, it is STRANGE, but maybe in Arabic it sounds less stupid?
    But it is like that sign in the lakes park in Muscat. “Do not let your children play around the electrical wires”. You WOULD think they wouldn’t HAVE TO MAKE A SIGN FOR THAT, but….

  4. Hi Andy! Thanks for all the great info about Salalah! I’m traveling there tomorrow and was wondering if you could clear a question I have: can you access the Wadi Darbat with a normal car or would you need a 4×4? We plan to walk around as much as possible, but how does it work to access the main spots? Thanks a lot! :)

  5. zararock,
    Sorry I wasn’t around this summer to answer your question before you arrived in Salalah! :-( I hope your trip was successful and a lot of fun! You don’t need a 4X4 to access Wadi Darbat. Any car will do!

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