About Oman & Dhofar

Decades of sustained economic growth, fuelled primarily by buoyant oil and gas revenues, have transformed the Sultanate of Oman into a modern nation, albeit with strong traditional roots.

The government continues to press ahead with a far-reaching economic diversification strategy, aimed at reducing the country's dependence on oil and gas revenues.

Strong macroeconomic policies coupled with a market-friendly environment underpin Oman's appeal as an investment destination.

Situated at the major East-West shipping lane, the Port of Salalah provides the regions best location in order to access the Middle East the Indian Subcontinent, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Island with over 2.5 billion consumers.

A modern multimodal transport network, world-class utilities and a young, educated national workforce along with a stable political environment are some of the important aspects that accentuate the country's broad investment appeal and positive outlook.

Geographical Position

The Port of Salalah is situated in Dhofar in the southern region of Oman, located 15 km south of Salalah.

Tidal range averages 1.0m to 2.0m however, during monsoon season (Jun to Aug) waves are up to 4.0 at max.


November to March: Cool winter sun, temperatures approx 24°C-34°C

March to May: Spring, temperatures approx 20°C-high 30°C

June to August: Cool tropical summer, temperatures vary between 20°C-30°C due to the monsoon effect

Nurturing Future Development

As a strategically important investment in the Dhofar Governorate of the Sultanate, Port of Salalah has been a key catalyst for growth in this part of the country. We continue to build on this contribution through a strong engagement with the local community.

We see our facilities primarily as a trade enabler, which makes it faster and less costly to move products in and out of the country. As a commercial entity we have also created a substantial number of jobs in the Dhofar region of Oman, in addition to the direct financial benefit provided to the more than 2,300 employees at the terminal.

The region has attracted sizable investments in infrastructure, industries, utilities and services as a result of our location and operations in the region. A vibrant local economy has taken root in Dhofar, in turn drawing investments in hotels, shopping malls, tourism resorts and property.

Maritime hubs, industrial parks, petrochemical clusters and tourism developments continue to attract sizable outlays from overseas investors.