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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Closed for long time

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Morston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We passed by Al Hoota cave and found it to be closed, which we thought was because it was a Monday. On checking with our hotel, Golden Tulip in Nizwa, the concierge told us the cave has been closed for some time for safety reasons and there is no indication when it will reopen.

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Linexert, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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