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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
Phone Number:
+968 24 391284
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Today
09:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Opened after renovation work

It opened after the renovation work. It will be nice visit if you are going first time. Many things created artificially making the interest low otherwise good trip for the first... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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298 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It opened after the renovation work. It will be nice visit if you are going first time. Many things created artificially making the interest low otherwise good trip for the first time visitor. Enjoy the mini train.

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Thank grajesh
Bali, Indonesia
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232 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ticket price quite pricey for what is this, about 40 USD/person. The cave is grand but not much of stalactites and stalagmites. The walk is design for everyone so you might find kids and babies. Ranger is quite in rush often left behind some visitor, the explanation wasn't clear. If you never visit any caves than this is good place... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my trip to the Hoota Caves. Must visit as it's the second largest Caves in the world. The entry to the caves in modern electric monorails is memorable. Though the ticket of 65 dhms for adult is a bit too steep. The caves r really big n lots of stairs inside. We saw bata n blind fishes n beautiful... More 

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Thank IndianSightSeer
Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the best cave system in the world but it's interesting if you've never been in a place like this before. It's well organized with a clean modern little rail car that takes you to the cave. The cave is well lit and has a walking that takes you around the interior of the cave and there is a... More 

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Thank Sue M
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the cave is nice we enjoy the visit with my six years child.it was an amazing experience for her to see the cave .their were a guide who explained all the things in English and Arabic.

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Thank 123meroo
Muscat, Oman
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315 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Al Hamra region , take the right turn before Bahla ... Signs are very clear even before reaching Nizwa (brown color signs on the road are fro Touristic sights) The entrance is nice and two lines are there ; one for pre-booked visitors (advisable to pre-book via the website) and the other is for none-booked visitors. The price... More 

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1 Thank FIbrahim
Asia
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106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are nice but nothing very special. The guide gives some very basic info but nothing you could not read in a guide book. Its ok to visit if it is on your way but I wouldn't recommend anyone a day trip specially to see the caves.

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Thank Frequent T
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice experience to see the caves, the guide was very good and explained a lot of things in English and Arabic.

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Thank Hannelore B
Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting views inside the cave..Astonished by seeing the nature's wonders The train ride was very nice...new train with clean interiors... No good system still for online booking...the phone booking i done was not reflected in their so called "log" and i was forced to wait for 3pm trip instead of 2pm The Guide was good but running behind him... More 

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1 Thank Ganesan K
Delft, The Netherlands
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408 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Al Hoota cave can be combined withAal Jabreen fort, Bahla fort and Nizwa. It is not wise to go only to cave, which is almost 200 km away from Muscat. If you have already been for instance in Slovenian caves, you won't be impressed. In order to protect the delicate environment, photography in any form is forbidden. It is better... More 

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2 Thank Shimnik
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Dear Shimnik, Thanks for visiting Al Hoota Cave! We agree that there are several touristic destinations around area, from souqs to forts or just exploring the beautiful scenery. However, the Al Hoota cave is a must see as it is one of the biggest caves in the region and has just been revamped. The Al Hoota staff will be more... More 

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