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Salalah Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Salalah Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport in general is very pleasant. The open plan design makes it feel airy, not claustrophobia inducing like some. – a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Salalah Airport.

What to Expect

The small, brand new terminal at Salalah Airport offers regional and seasonal flights. Amenities include a few basic eateries, duty-free shops, and newsstands. WiFi is free but isn’t always reliable. Economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounges, and both have showers for freshening up. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, between Gates 2A & 1B. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Al Khareef Lounge by Oman Air – Location: Airside, Departure Level, 1st Floor, opposite Gate 3B. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Salalah Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Haffa House – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • City Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Al Nile Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. for 5 OMR each way. » Check Rates
  • Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Salalah Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Salalah Airport. In addition, Airside offers a Multimedia Corner with iPads which are connected to free internet.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 1st Floor.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in the car parks, at the entrance of the terminal building, and in the baggage reclaim area. The airport also has a porter service that costs RO1.500.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, opposite the Oman Air Al Khareef Lounge.

Currency Exchange – Travelex offers services in the following locations: Near the Information Desk • Arrivals Mezzanine before immigration counter • Airside, opposite the Duty Free shop.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available in 2 locations: in the middle of the Departure Corridor • Baggage Claim, near belt 3. Additionally, you will find 2 Hudson News outlets and 2 telecommunications stores (SIM card purchase, etc.).

Food & Drinks – All of the restaurants/coffee shops are open 24 hours. You will find: Costa Coffee (Airside Gate 3B) • Dora Cafe (Arrivals) • Olympic Cafe (Airside, opposite Duty Free) • Subway (Airside, opposite Duty Free).

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk available on the 1st floor to provide you with assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Location: near check in area. Rates: 2.000 OMR/regular bag • 2.500 OMR/large bag • 3.000 OMR/extra large bag.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found in the arrivals terminal, landside. Hours: 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – In July 2017, a reader let us know “There is no mobile charging but you will find two power sockets by the metal pillars next to each gate”.

Prayer Room – There are prayer rooms for males and females including facilities for ablution. Locations: Level 0, close to the escalator • Airside, opposite Gate 1B • Airside, opposite Gate 4B.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers are available inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Smoking Areas – Designated smoking areas can be found on all levels of the airport.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Salalah airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Fly Dubai • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • Salam Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite (Level 0): Al Maha • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Etihad • Europcar • Speedy Oman.

Hotel Shuttles

Many hotels provide courtesy shuttles to and from the airport. Check with your provider of choice.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-08-02

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.