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Al Hoota Cave

Nizwa, Oman
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Ranked #12 of 12 Attractions in Nizwa
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
84 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Muscat, Oman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I've tried twice this year to visit the cave. The first time the cave was closed for service but there was access to the Museum. The second time I phoned first to check and there was an automated answer system informing people the opening times for the cave, so once again I drove from Muscat only to find that this... More

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Kozhikode, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I visited the caves in January 2012, The whole place is well maintained and the staff were helpfull with details, But to our disappointment the train service was not available due to maintenance work. So had to walk along the track but that too was enjoyable. Inside it was a new world and one can see and amaze at the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Well it looks good from outside the locked gates, as I peered in with my disappointed young children. One day perhaps we will be lucky enough to visit on a blue moon when it's open.....

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