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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
Phone Number:
+968 24 391284
09:00 - 18:00
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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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Its a nice place to visit while in Oman, there is a museum as well and a must see, which has also the different types of stones from oman and other countries. The cave is a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Madhushi F
Moratuwa, null, Sri Lanka
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Moratuwa, null, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a nice place to visit while in Oman, there is a museum as well and a must see, which has also the different types of stones from oman and other countries. The cave is a nice experience with a properly built in walk way and a safe travel. You get to see blindfish, mousetail bats and stalagmites of different... More 

Thank Madhushi F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You are taken into the cave via a short train trip. Entry includes a guided tour in Arabic and English. The cave is magnificent. The stairs and walkway are very well designed and maintained. We got up close to cute little bats hanging from the walls and we're told about the other little critters that live in the cave.

Thank Greer S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was indeed a planned & much expected trip. But the total package was below average to be honest. It was not worth the money spend. The cave was explored only 10% of the total area. But really glad that our guide - Mr. Hilal was very informative - the only plus point in our trip

Thank Binoy K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Estimated to be over 2 million years old, Al Hoota Cave is located at the foot of Jabal Shams. It is the first and only show cave in the Arabian Peninsula with a total length of around 4.5km, of which just 500m is easily accessible to the general public. You need to take train to the main cave entrance. Inside... More 

Thank Amir_Ghanchi
Muscat, Oman
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So we arrived almost 20 min to 3 pm. they told us we can check out the mini museum on the top . it was interesting . but the theories they are using to describe how continents are formed is unknown! we got into the train and we were excited. the train went slowly with lots of noise. I hated... More 

Thank Allooyah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we went we thought that it would be very suffocating and dark, but when we arrived we got a big surprise!. The cave is enormous! and there is a dim light that gives the place an enchanting feeling. Its worth the detour

Thank Manha05
Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off on the way back from the mountains to Muscat. Tours were on the hour every hour when we were there. Small geological museum was good for 20 minutes and quite interesting. Cave itself is accessed via a short train ride (for some unknown reason, it would be a very short walk from the centre to the cave entrance!),... More 

Thank kingmonty84
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible cave,amazing what nature can create! You cannot beleive that the ceiling is natural,It's made from one horizontal flat rock! It's 180 km from Muscat so i suggest going to Nizwa fort,spending sometime there, then going to the cave at Al Chams mountain,50 km from Nizwa.

Thank Waladehden72
Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I waited for around 5 years to visit this place. I pre booked our visit on their website but didn't have to pay until we arrived. You have to book a time slot for your visit. There is a small very modern train to take you to the entrance of the cave. We were then guided around the cave via... More 

Thank Mandy B
Cotonou, Benin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Nizwa and Bahla, I made the detour to the outskirts of Al Hamra to visit this cave. And I am glad that I did: the cave in itself is super nice and the whole operation is very well run. After the visit, I had a very light meal at the site’s café and it was... More 

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