Now that the hot weather has returned to the Middle East, it won't be possible to do outdoor team building activities and events until mid-October in many areas. Some companies get around the heat by doing water based activities very early in the morning but this may not be a palatable option for all groups. Alternatives in the region include desert safaris in Jordan during May and until mid-June and, as we discussed last year, Summer Escapes in Salalah, Oman during Al-Khareef season from late June to early September. During this season, the remnants of the monsoons transform Salalah and the entire Dofar Region into a lush green oasis.
If you are planning a trip to Salalah, book early. This year, Ramadan falls from early July to mid-August so this may be a good time for companies in the west to pick up some affordable accommodation.
With exquisite views of the Arabian Sea and a beach in Salalah Cove, Hilton Salalah Resort has 147 guest rooms and 6 meeting rooms set in the midst of immaculately landscaped gardens.
Salalah Marriott Resort is a 170-room, 67-suite property on Mirbat Beach. In keeping with the edict of Sultan Qaboos bin Said that bans high rise buildings, it is a cluster of adjoined, uniquely designed 3-story buildings. The property offers 6,405 square feet of function space in its 3 meeting rooms.
Conveniently located near the airport, Haffa House has 60 rooms and 63 apartments. It is known for its daily afternoon tea.
Situated on Salalah Beaches' marina promenade and facing the Indian Ocean, Juweira Boutique Hotel has 21 Marina Suites and 44 Juweira Rooms. While there is only 1 meeting room that can accommodate up to 12 participants, the Marina suites have large living rooms and outdoor terraces that are perfect for small group meetings or breakout areas.
For more hotels in Salalah, Oman, consult the Cvent Supplier Network.