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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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Muscat Governorate, Oman
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So much for promoting tourism in Oman. The caves are still closed, no signs to explain anything. Tried the website, nothing!! Tried the phone numbers, no response. It is shameful that the Ministry of Tourism has allowed this to be the case with no indication of future opening. This is so typical!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The only reason this review has a 1 is because I've attempted to visit a few times but the caves have been shut. I spoke to a local concierge who informed me that they have been shut for a couple of years now.

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Dubai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is closed so please don't visit this place...please make sure you make a call or check with some locals before you drive...anyways this is on the way to Misfat Al Yabreen...

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Annecy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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