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Marneef Cave

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Address: Salalah, Oman
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Marneef overhang viewpoint and Mughsail blow-holes

The cave is actually now eroded to an overhang on the rockface. It is high above the coast, forming an excellent viewpoint for the whole stretch of rocky coastline and, in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cave is actually now eroded to an overhang on the rockface. It is high above the coast, forming an excellent viewpoint for the whole stretch of rocky coastline and, in particular, the blowholes below. In the summer Khareef, (or monsoon season), when the seas are very rough, these holes become natural fountains as the waves surge into the cavity... More 

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Twickenham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be far more impressive (and better for photos) if the peddlers were not allowed to set up shop in the cave. Their tat really detracts from the geology. Blow holes are an impressive show of the seas energy. Also entertaining to see the young Omanis get very wet.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, especially when the sea is choppy and slightly rough, you can experience the natural fountains created by the sea waves hitting the rocks and passing through and eventually coming out of the cavities caused over a period of time. Makes for an interesting sight.

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Thank Jaldeep
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of best attractions there. The cave is unique and sea waves go high and splash kond of fountains. Place gets crowded at times though. It is better to ho early

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Salalah, this is one place not to miss. There is a huge rock/ cave overseeing the ocean and the tides are very strong. The sound of water hitting on rocks is just so majestic and the water splashing is a beautiful sight. The place is well maintained ad there is an adjacent coffee shop coming up.... More 

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1 Thank RemyaV
Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting spot to visit on your trip to Salalah. The cave is really just a rock with an overhang but there are blowholes down by the water's edge that are the highlight. The area is well designed for visitors.

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Thank JohnandJa
Salalah, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to come and get out of Salalah. During Khareef (monsoon) season the blowholes are very active. Only bad thing is all the people who are peddling there wares. Some times you have to insist on saying no

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The cave is on the way to the blowhole and has some interesting outcroppings of rock. The ocean is beautiful in this area.

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1 Thank Blondedawg
Salalah, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is adjacent to the Mughsayl beach. The view is absolutely stunning with huge mountains and caves. The drive to the cave is also worth mentioning with great views of mughsayl beach. There is nothing much to do here though.

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1 Thank Aiko_VD
Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Oman is very famous with caves and maybe engraved man made caves, people of Oman they believe in Jennies, demons and magic, and I think these believes came from the nature of the country where you can find empty scary deserts, and huge brown mountains that are absolutely perfect for hiking, and indeed caves where most of the Omani thinks... More 

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