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Al Hoota Cave, Al Hamra

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Al Hoota Cave (Arabic: كَهْف ٱلْهُوْتَه, romanized: Kahf Al-Hūtah) is a cave located in Al-Hamra', Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate, Oman, that is 5 km (3.1 mi) long. The cave was first discovered by locals several hundred years ago and was officially opened as a tourist destination in December 2006.

The Omani blind cave fish lives in this cave system.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • There are tours that start every full hour. Currently, the train is not operating because under maintenance. We did not see any signs of work on the railways or the train though. The walk instead is not so far, but the price is very steep just for visiting the cave (7.3 OMR per adult). In the cave you don't have so many stalagmites and stalactites as there is not much water. There are supposed to be spiders and bats living in the cave, however we didn't see any. The guide didn't seem to have any joy leading us through the cave. The little museum is quite nice during the wait for the start of the tour. How you like the cave really depends on what you have seen so far. If you have seen big caves before, you can easily skip Al Hoota cave without missing much.
  • It was close by the time we arrived for maintenance

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