Dhofar region lies in the extreme south of Oman. It is bordered by Al Wusta region in the east, the Arabian sea to the south, The south is also home to the enormous and mysterious Empty Quarter, the largest sand sea in the world and the site of Wilfred Thesiger's epic journeys with the nomadic Bedouin the Republic of Yemen in the south west and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across the empty quarter of Al Rub Al Khali in the north-west.
It has a population of 189.000 over an area of 100,000 sq. km and is divided into 9 wilayats. Salalah is the administrative capital with all modem facilities.