Al Hoota Cave
Al Hoota Cave
3.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Arnold W
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While Oman is beautiful AL Hoota cave is dissapointed me and was a complete time and money wasting to visit. There is nothing special in this cave and if you visited a good cave before then you will relaize both your time and money could be spent better. 45 mins, 7 real and not even 1 waooo. Never mentioned you can not take pictures, but it is surely because if pics allowed to take, dramatically would drop visitors.
Written 10 March 2020
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Sarah Aly
Muscat, Oman529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
this cave first discovered by local people, it is a 5km long inside, you will take a train to go inside in your ride you will watch natural views you can take pictures as much as you can after that you will walk on foot inside the cave.it contains stairs ups and downs.the humidity is very high there. they will advise people with chronic problems such as blood pressure or heart problems should not exist in the high places Also taking pictures inside is forbidden .but overall it is a great journey to see what the nature left behind cross ages. Also, you will find the geological museum introduce a good show of how the environment changed also you can see fossils and examples from animals and plants discovered inside the cave.
Written 11 March 2020
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enjeekay
206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This a world heritage site that has been well maintained. There is a small train that takes the visitors too and fro to the cave. No photography is allowed within the caves. It is awesome to hear from the guide about the history of the cave. The Stalagmites, Stalactites and columns looked so majestic with the strategically placed illumination.
Written 6 October 2021
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thepits
Cotswolds, UK480 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited the caves as part of a personal day tour on the suggestion of the guide so hadn’t researched. 7 OMR each to enter and had a walk around the geological exhibition which was interesting but not large and surprisingly didn’t mention the oil deposits at all. Tour left at 10 am with the uninterested young guide at a cracking pace. The train was undergoing maintenance which from reviews appears to be a regular thing. Within 200 m he mentioned to me that we had to walk quickly as had to get back for the next tour! This continued into the cave which has a very good walkway and lighting. The warning about the 238 steps, 25degrees and 85% humidity was after the pay booth (unless I missed it) which is a real factor for those used to 4degrees in UK caves. After a couple of stops for the scripted explanation we agreed to self tour as the pace was too fast and we were sweating buckets. Stalactites and stalagmites are pretty good with the obligatory one that looks like something- in this case a lion complete with roaring sound track. Our problem is that we have been fortunate enough to see better caves in UK and China so perhaps we were underwhelmed. If you haven’t seen other examples of limestone caves then may be worth a visit. Reading reviews they state no photos are allowed but everyone was and the guide didn’t comment. It states it is a 45 minute tour and we were in and out of the complex in 75 minutes including the museum and loo stop. So probably not particularly good value for money and apart from the lady on the ticket counter, certainly not good customer service. Shame really
Written 5 November 2023
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Jörg Fischer
Berlin, Germany514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
You must visit this beautiful cave. There are many amazing and magic figures in there. In the cave lake, which is more than 800 meters long and up to 12 meters deep, ther are small fishes. Even the train was out of work ... in my personal opinion the walk to the cave was much more amazing.
Written 12 November 2021
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Nicola R Corrigan
51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited Al Hoota Cave yesterday. It was very interesting, with some fantastic geological formations inside the cave. We both really enjoyed it. The train didn’t work, but this was a positive, as the walk up to the cave was beautifully scenic, I don’t think you’d get the full benefit by taking the train. There was no photography within the cave, which is understandable, however, the gift shop was closed, so we couldn’t buy anything to commemorate our visit, that was a bit disappointing. Other than that a great afternoon out and I’d definitely recommend it.
Written 8 February 2020
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ahmed _ _nizwa
Nizwa, Oman18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
we went inside the pools inside the cave i advise you all to do it with the team of adventures there. it was awsome adventure 5k.m inside the cave with amazing views and waterfalls. you can contact mr ahmed 0096895339001 to book and for more details. it coast us 65 riyals each and its worth
Written 14 May 2023
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Majan-Views-Tourism
Muscat, Oman60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
One of our adventure to go to the cave it was fantastic trip with majan Views . We start at 8 am walk 20 maints to first Top hole . We do Abseiling 10 my inside the cave and we Exploring the cave in dark ( use the lights). Walk find the lake .We stop to swim and we see the small fish in the lake. It was fantastic to be inside the cave. We are Really Enjoying this trip with our guide Sulaiman. You can do it with them.
Cantact him by email or phone info@majanviews.com Or 0096892186640
Written 9 September 2015
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MohammedBattashi
Muscat, Oman42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
Congratulation !
Omran (the operating company) has announced official re-opening of AL Hoot cave on 5th September. The whole system has been renovated including the train. I am waiting for more details including the opening timing and fees.
Written 2 September 2016
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Judy H
London, UK82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
The caves were closed when we went there due to problems with rains earlier in the month. The displays and in the Visitor Centre were very good but do check before you go!!
Written 12 January 2013
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