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However, it is recommended to make sure that your lift can take you into the next town. The heat is not as bad as in most other places in the Arabic Peninsula but you will still need good sun protection and water as you will sweat a lot. Inside towns though you can usually cool down as most bars, supermarkets and shops offer air conditioning. Due to a special climate the weather is moderate and humid in July, August and September. It is said that there is a lot of tourism coming to Dhofar in this time increasing the prices in general . As the distance between Muscat and Salala is over 1000 km it is worth considering taking the bus from Ruwi terminal for around 6 Rial (around 15 Euro) which will take you around 12 hours.
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== Southern Oman (Dhofar) ==
The Dhofar region around Salala in the south is quite hitchable. Many guest workers (mostly Pakistani and Indians) hitchhike to work there so it is nothing unheard of. There are no high-speed highways in this region so people should be able to stop for you in most places.
==Common visa facility with [[UAE]] ==