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Address: Ministry of Fisheries, Near Marina Bandar Al Rowda | Sidab, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: +96824736449
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A small but beautiful aquarium, worth a visit for muscateers. Kids will enjoy it thoroughly. A Clean and maintained place

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Muscat Governorate, Oman

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A small but beautiful aquarium, worth a visit for muscateers. Kids will enjoy it thoroughly. A Clean and maintained place

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2 Thank JAISON10
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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9 Thank Pendown
Muscat, Oman
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

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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7 Thank Vishnu N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank aaron c
Muscat, Oman
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180 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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5 Thank alanjoro
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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3 Thank new-to-this2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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3 Thank Vivek K
muscat, oman
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank nigel m
Muscat, Oman
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153 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 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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4 Thank Harrasi
Island of Gozo, Malta
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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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