Al Hoota Cave

Al Hoota Cave, Al Hamra: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Al Hoota Cave Reviews: 3.5/5

Al Hoota Cave
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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Jörg Fischer
Berlin, Germany365 contributions
You must visit this cave
Nov 2021 • Couples
You must visit this beautiful cave. There are many amazing and magic figures in there. In the cave lake, which is more than 800 meters long and up to 12 meters deep, ther are small fishes. Even the train was out of work ... in my personal opinion the walk to the cave was much more amazing.
Written November 12, 2021
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enjeekay
159 contributions
A must see
Mar 2021
This a world heritage site that has been well maintained. There is a small train that takes the visitors too and fro to the cave. No photography is allowed within the caves. It is awesome to hear from the guide about the history of the cave. The Stalagmites, Stalactites and columns looked so majestic with the strategically placed illumination.
Written October 6, 2021
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Sarah Aly
Muscat, Oman398 contributions
Al Hoota Cave
Sep 2019
this cave first discovered by local people, it is a 5km long inside, you will take a train to go inside in your ride you will watch natural views you can take pictures as much as you can after that you will walk on foot inside the cave.it contains stairs ups and downs.the humidity is very high there. they will advise people with chronic problems such as blood pressure or heart problems should not exist in the high places Also taking pictures inside is forbidden .but overall it is a great journey to see what the nature left behind cross ages. Also, you will find the geological museum introduce a good show of how the environment changed also you can see fossils and examples from animals and plants discovered inside the cave.
Written March 11, 2020
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Arnold W
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Dissapointed - nothing special in this cave
Feb 2020
While Oman is beautiful AL Hoota cave is dissapointed me and was a complete time and money wasting to visit. There is nothing special in this cave and if you visited a good cave before then you will relaize both your time and money could be spent better. 45 mins, 7 real and not even 1 waooo. Never mentioned you can not take pictures, but it is surely because if pics allowed to take, dramatically would drop visitors.
Written March 10, 2020
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Kaustabh S
Muscat, Oman25 contributions
February 28th
Mar 2020 • Family
A must visit for all nature lovers in Oman. You need to be physically fit to visit this place. Guide service is available and the charge is 7 riyal per person. There is a train to take you to the cave, however most of the time it is under maintenance. But walking down the track is in itself a good experience.
Written March 6, 2020
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tim w
Marshfield, UK108 contributions
Quick sprint no time to sit and look
Mar 2020 • Friends
The Cave is well lit with good steps and walkways but the idiot guide raced through so we had no time to enjoy it. Quite ridiculous and several of us complained to no avail.
Written March 3, 2020
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Vincenzo P
Paris, France7 contributions
An overpriced not special cave
Feb 2020 • Couples
7 OMR of tickets price for a 45 min tour with an unmotivated tour guide.
The cave itself is ok but nothing breathtaking. For me is overpriced for what it is.
Not really recommended
Written February 27, 2020
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Nicola R Corrigan
52 contributions
Definitely Worth A Visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited Al Hoota Cave yesterday. It was very interesting, with some fantastic geological formations inside the cave. We both really enjoyed it. The train didn’t work, but this was a positive, as the walk up to the cave was beautifully scenic, I don’t think you’d get the full benefit by taking the train. There was no photography within the cave, which is understandable, however, the gift shop was closed, so we couldn’t buy anything to commemorate our visit, that was a bit disappointing. Other than that a great afternoon out and I’d definitely recommend it.
Written February 8, 2020
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Rizwan Khan
Muscat, Oman623 contributions
Geological Museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
One more highlight is geological museum in the building . The entry is free either you purchase entry fees of Alhoota cave you can enjoy this place . Must visit place
Written January 25, 2020
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Shreya04
Muscat, Oman19 contributions
If you have extra time, make the trip
Nov 2019
It is actually quite a natural wonder. The cave is huge. Has all the wondrous elements. We got there at 9.00am on a November morning. We took the first tour. The train which takes you to the cave from the main building wasn't working - but that wasn't a bother at all. The walk is rather short and nice. It is a guided tour - we got an Arabic speaking guide, which was a bummer, until the guide realized we didn't understand Arabic. He was happy to explain everything in English as well. I am not sure if they have exclusive English tours. But there must be. Do bear in mind to find that out. The guide was more than helpful with the question we had to ask too.
Once in the cave, it is a walk on a path - it has steps (many!), railings and otherwise is a safe path. The cave does give warnings about claustrophobia, but I felt pretty alright in there. But then of course, it depends from person to person. I have done the underground city in Cappadocia (Turkey) and I felt fine there too, except for a few places.
It does get very humid inside the cave - there are warnings about that as well.
It doesn't take more than an hour to complete the tour. Once back in the main building, they have an exhibition of various kinds of stones and other related processes. Quite interesting and worth spending some time on.
The cafeteria didn't have much - just some basic things were available. There were many people there with babies and kids too.
Written January 20, 2020
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