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Al Hoota Cave

Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Ranked #13 of 13 things to do in Nizwa
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Linexert, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We spent considerable time finding the caves only to find (although at the open times indicated on the gate) them closed, with no explanation whatever. Several other cars arrived at the same time. An emergency can happen anywhere (if it were such a thing) but not even a handwritten note on the gate shows not respect for guests who have... More 

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Dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited this attraction around December 2011, the place is a heaven set between the mountains and definitely not one to miss, If you're in Oman you should definitely visit this place. The inside of the cave is very well maintained, the guide was very helpful and everything was working, the little museum near the top was quite interesting aswell. However,... More 

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

According to our hotelier this has been closed for 3 years now and the government is not saying when it will re-open. Do not put this on your to-do list!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a little bit difficult to find as most of the signs and gps spelling are different. So you will have to try different frenetic spelling options. But if you follow the road out of Nizwa you will see a few brown signs off the main highway, but then the signs become less obvious. But it is worth the... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A must to be visited if you are in Oman. This a cave is usually closed due to maintenance most of the time, so it is advised to call first on +968 24498258 to inquiry before travelling. In case you forget to call, then there is access to Souvenir shops, museum, restaurants just at main entrance of the cave. From... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Tried to visit the cave in April 2014. One of the best signposted attractions in Oman, but when we arrived the cave was closed.

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Don't bother trying to go!! Try one rarely visited fort, Samail Castle halfway to Niwas, you may be the only person looking round!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Obviously we didn't see the caves. It would have been helpful if they could put a up a sign on the main road saying "Caves closed" to save the frustration, time and disappointment.

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burton on trent
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

unfortunately the caves were closed when we arrived due to the heavy rain that had done damage. We had visited the caves two years ago and it was an amazing experience with the most unbelievable underground caverns cave lakes, stalagmites & stalactites. if you visit nothing else in the area this is a must!

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Muscat, Oman
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

On my trip to Nizwa I had planned to visit Al Hoota Caves and take my inlaws to see the same. But I called them on 00968 244 98 258 and luckily they answered and said that they are closed for maintenance and are due to open for the New Year. Call the number before you'll plan a trip there.

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