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Aquarium and Marine Science & Fisheries Centre

Ministry of Fisheries, Near Marina Bandar Al Rowda | Sidab, Muscat, Oman
+96824736449
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Type: Aquariums, Castles
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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Muscat, Oman
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Cant describe all that was wrong with it in this but suffice to say that when a large green turtle is kept in a tank just as wide as its fins!! enough said. Discrace.

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Oman
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

As a country that has such a great maritime heritage, and an on-going relationship with the sea and it's fish, it is a shame that, at the time I visited, the exhibits were either not there or a poor example. Oman thrives on it's fishermen's endeavours, it is a shame that this exhibit does not show off the vast variety... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

You can find better aquariums at a pet shop. Only open when staff can be bothered.

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