2010/07/26

Camels under coconut palms: the climatic exception

The mountains in Dhofar are forming a kind of moon-shaped crescent which isolates the Salalah plain from the rest of the desert. The humid air coming from the sea elevates because of these mountains. It causes a higher rainfall than in other regions of Oman. Water coming down from the mountains generate a higher water table. Here can grow both coconut palms and date palms, and it is not rare to see camels walking under the coconut palms.



























A very rare case of date palms and coconut palms growing near the sea in the same garden
























The beach near this garden with both coconut and date palms