Visitors touring Oman’s many historic points of interest should not miss the chance to visit the iconic Tomb of Nabi Ayoub. Located in the lush, verdant mountainscapes of Dhofar the tomb is the famed resting place of a prominent Islamic prophet by the name of Nabi Ayoub.
Attracting tourists from far and wide, the Tomb of Nabi Ayoub is not only a cultural attraction reserved for those of the Islamic faith or history buffs but the travelling masses in the region, based in the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara or any other beach resort Salalah counts among its top rests.
Hiking and trekking fans will also enjoy the climb up to the renowned tomb site as the green mountains of Dhofar are breathtaking natural spaces lined with natural springs and quirky cafes. Visitors can stop by for a meal or a snack during their ascent or descent to the tomb site which has been described as visitors as a charming and spiritual venue.
The story goes that the Prophet suffered a great deal since childhood until he asked for mercy from God. God answered his prayers and instructed him to strike the earth with his foot and a spring erupted from that spot of earth which healed the Prophet who went on to live a healthy life till he was 92 years of age.
The tomb itself is modest and small and is recognized by its white exterior and gold dome with stunning green canopies. Accessible through a quaint garden the Prophet’s last resting place is also considered the venue in which he spent most of his life.
A prayer room is located to the side while on the opposing side is a wall which has been built to face the direction of Jerusalem. The courtyard also contains a ruined rock face, shattered and broken which is believed to be the sight the Prophet’s foot struck according to legend and brought him back to health.
There is also ornate artwork which decorates the walkway to the tomb which foretells the significance of the ancient site and its spiritual value.
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