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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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As you might visit Nizwa anyway take your time and visit the Hoota Caves. Call before to make sure they are open, as they close after rainfall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Annecy, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've travelled a long way to visit these caves... twice (2014 and 2015). Both times it was marked "closed". I'd tried sending an email beforehand (no response) and phoned (no answer). Afterwandering around outside for half an hour I discovered there was a secutity guard inside the gate house when he let a car in. he hadn't bothered to leave... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As you might visit Nizwa anyway take your time and visit the Hoota Caves. Call before to make sure they are open, as they close after rainfall.

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Muscat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's by far the best place to visit in Oman, but sadly it has been closed for a long time. I Understand that it will re-open under a new operator soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Road to cave is stunning but its still close. Must be helpful for visitors if tourism people put a notice on the boards directions.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The drive to Al hoota Caves from nizwa via tanuf was awesome. There were lot of huge canyons. unfortunately the caves were closed. The security told us that it was closed for some maintenance works. But hardly we could find any works were going on there.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of the best places in Sultanate of Oman. Completely natural feeling with dim lighting inside, but need to be careful during visit due to space constraints and narrow walkways.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were excited when we reached there in April 2014 only to find out that the place was closed. At the gate, it was written a number to contact. Tried to dial it without any success. Tried the reservation number, but no answer. No one knows when it would be re-opened. At least an announcement on its website would have... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was in Al Hoota cave last February unfortunately it was closed for maintenance and but i hear from local omanis that it is wonderful so very soon I will be back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

amazing cave! my husband and i went there last april 2010. We felt awed on this Gods creation. thats where we found an eyeless pink fish. . hope to go back there someday with the family.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

one of its kind in oman. caves underground have a long history. be prepared to walk for a kilometer or 2. they have a train that takes you to the part of the caves from where u will have to walk. good outing...! make sure the caves r open as they are know n for the regular maintenance works..! pls.... More 

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate  >  Nizwa

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