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During the khareef the mountains around Salalah and Al-Ghaydah are rainsoaked and shrouded in fog

Khareef (Arabic: خريف‎, autumn) is a colloquial Arabic term used in southern Oman, southeastern Yemen, southwestern Saudi Arabia and Sudan for the southeastern monsoon. The monsoon affects Dhofar and Al Mahrah Governorates from about June to early September. Towns such as Salalah depend upon the khareef for water supply. An annual Khareef festival is held in Salalah to celebrate the monsoon and attracts tourists.

The Khareef leads to a unique ecological habitat along the coast known as the Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert.[1]

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  1. ^ Llewellyn-Smith, Robert. "Western Asia: Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia". WWF. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

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