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Aquarium and Marine Science & Fisheries Centre

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Address: Ministry of Fisheries, Near Marina Bandar Al Rowda | Sidab, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: +96824736449
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Thrilling experience with the Dolphins

Dolphin watching was something I had never done before and thus I was looking forward to it eagerly. Whales and dolphins inhabit Oman’s long and varied coastline. Gladly, one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Dolphin watching was something I had never done before and thus I was looking forward to it eagerly. Whales and dolphins inhabit Oman’s long and varied coastline. Gladly, one does not need to go far, dolphins can be spotted in the azure waters of Muscat at the Marina Bandar and thats in the city. I would say we had a... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place was closed for renovation. There wasn't any live specimens seen. They ought to have a proper aquatic museum... Its about time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It was OK as this aquarium has such beauty idyl creatures but such small tanks. I have heard PDO is going to build a bigger better one.

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Muscat, Oman
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150 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Called the number listed for this place but the phone was never answered. Visited the place today to check it out and was informed that this is closed since a few weeks for renovation. It isnt expected to be open in the next 6 months :(

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

|A really enjoyable trip although the dolphins are small its worth the trip we were lucky to see a lot of them and it was very enjoyable to watch them as they are so elegant and after we were taken on a tour of the coastal area. A Friday is a day to avoid as it is extremely busy especially... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Absolutely wonderful. A must visit in Oman otherwise the trip is not worth. Have your lunch / breakfast before reaching Marina Bandar since there is only one costly restaurant. You get a free access to pool if you order anything at the restaurant.

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muscat, oman
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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I don't know if it has changed since i was there several years ago but the place was in a terrible condition then with very few fish in the dirty tanks. But this is Oman...sadly. It was a fantastic place when it first opened, I bet, but sadly... no maintenance. i really do hope things have changed and newer visitors... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The place is small compare to its title. It will take you to less then 15 min to walk all over the place. In addition its place is very far from the excitement place.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

A small aquarium with much potential and very helpful staff. Worth a visit if you are passing cos the fish are lovely. Free entry!Nice marina.Visit the Blue Marlin for lunch too .

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Went there years ago when it first opened. They had a hot fingered octopus who spotted one of the children eating at 2 meters away. Out came a tentacle at the speed of light and lo! The item was snatched. Is it still there? This place news some finding and is not on general sites about what to see in... More 

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