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Dalkut

Dalkut

The road to the Wilayat of Dalkut passes over mountains and through wadis with green trees which are particularly lush and fragrant during the summer - or khareef'- season. Lying along the shores of the Arabian Sea, Dalkut is one of Oman's most beautiful wilayats - a stunning combination of mountains and beaches with a modern town and tranquil villages. Dalkut is 160 Kilometres west of Salalah. 
To reach it, you drive to al Mughsail, then up the steep winding Aqeeshan road to the Niyabat of Shahb As'eeb in the Wilayat of Rakhyut and from there to Wadi Seeq and Dalkut. The seas off Dalkut's rocky shore are full of fish and crustaceans.

The Niyabat of Khadhrafi is within Dalkut's boundaries, along with the settlements of Hafuf, Dahaq, Hakab, Himmut, Urf and Ghaduw and the mountainous districts and plateaux of Dara, Sheerashti, Ghoota, Sarfait and Dharbat Ali. Dalkut borders on the Wilayat of Rakhyut to the east and the Republic of Yemen to the west.


Its fine beaches have plenty of tourist potential and it has springs flowing into the wadis of Jabal al Qamar. Proof that the area was inhabited many centuries ago can be found in the caves of Sheesaa', Asbair, Mashlul and Hufrat Makrees, several of which have ancient inscriptions on their walls. Some three Kilometres east of the town is an old shady tree known as Hiroum Dheeri (or "The Tree" From Far Away). Resembling a fig tree with a huge trunk, it has become a unique symbol of the wilayat's natural environment.

Traditional Occupations
Local crafts and traditional livelihoods include livestock breeding, fishing and pearl-diving, the harvesting of frankincense and honey and a small amount of farming - of beans and corn and cucumber. This latter is a seasonal activity practiced only in the autumn, and one which is dependent on the appropriate rainfall. Traditional products are dairy produce, leather goods, ceramic ware and ropes.