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August 11, 2016

Review: Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Review: Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 

The ‘new’ Salalah International Airport in the Sultanate of Oman officially opened for traffic on the morning of June 15, 2015

I visited the new Salalah Airport in July 2016 and was really impressed how bright, airy and of course it is brand new! The new airport, which cost over 300 million Omani riyals, aims to enhance tourism given Salalah’s moderate weather during the summer attracts thousands of tourists from Oman and abroad. The project includes a passenger terminal, which will accommodate two million passengers per annum at the first stage and a 4km long main runway; which can accommodate even the largest airliners in the world.

Here are some picture of the terminal.

 
Salalah Airport Terminal

Salalah Airport Terminal

 
Salalah Airport Terminal

Salalah Airport Terminal

 

Oman Air have opened a dedicated lounge in Salalah and name it after Al Khareef lounge (which means monsoon, that Salalah is a popular destination about)

The lounge is located after security check point in the airside.

Business Class ticket holder, Oman Air Gold and Silver frequent flyer, Priority Pass and Lounge Key card holder can gain entry.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 
Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 

The lounge isn't huge in size, it has a very pleasant and relax appearance just like Salalah itself.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 

A good buffet is on offer.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge food spread

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge food spread

 
Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge food spread

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge food spread

 

Additional seating at the rear include a family area.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 

I love these lounge chairs. During my stay at the lounge, it was very quiet, no body even used them.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

 
Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

There are also 2 massage chairs.

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Computer stations

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge

And even a Kids playroom!

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge Kid's Playroom

Oman Air Salalah Al Khareef Lounge Kid's Playroom

 

The new Oman Air Al Khareef lounge in Salalah is excellent. It has the right size and offer a good balance of relaxation and comfort. The food choices are excellent as well. I hope the lounge can keep up the fresh appearances.

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