Ain Hamran (also known as Ayn Hamran) is a water spring near Zufār in Dhofar, at 90m bove sea level and 10km northwest of Salalah. Taqah is a small city of 20000 inhabtants located along the coast 23km east of Salalah. The local economy depends mainly on fishing and agriculture. The local highlight is a 250 years old fort, which was renovated in 1994 and is open to the public. The other highlight is a long beach of white sand. The fishermen villge of Mirbat lies 70km east of Salalah along the coast. In the 10th century Mirbat was a significant centre for the trade of frankincense. The tomb of Nabi Ayoub (tomb of Job) lies on a mountain a few km north of Salalah. It is the resting place of Islam’s renowned prophet, Nabi Ayoub. The Ain Jarziz (Ain Gargiz) spring lies a few km north of Salalah. It's basically a recreational area with a large parking and a water spring. In the Khareef season the entire area is green and full of vegetation.
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