Al Hoota CaveCurrently Closed
- Address: Al Hoota Caves Access Road, Rwadah-Hamra Road, Western Hajar, Oman, Nizwa
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +96-825422197
- Ticket Price: 7 OMR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Family And Kids, Lake
Al Hoota Cave - Review
Al Hoota Cave is located in Al Hamra. Al Hoota Cave Oman contains a rich ecosystem that includes four lakes, three are small northern lake and the other one is the central lake. The underground lake estimates to be holding 30,000 m³ of water. The main lake is 800 m long and 10 m wide, with a maximum depth of 15 m, where you can find rare blind fish “garra barreimiae”. Estimated to be 2 million years old, Al Hoota Caves are mystic and beautiful, carrying secrets from ancient times. Truly a thing of spectacular beauty!
Al Hoota Cave Information
- Al Hoota Cave Online ticket booking is available.
- Disable accessible.
- Parking space, wifi restaurant and gift shop available.
Al Hoota Cave Ticket Prices
Al hoota caves entry fees -
- Omani adult: 3 OMR
- Omani child: 1 OMR
- Expatriate adult: 6.5 OMR
- Expatriate child: 3 OMR
- Educational groups have discounted entry
- Children under 6 years have free entry so they don't have to do al hoota cave tickets booking
Al Hoota Cave Opening and Closing Hours
Al hoota cave timings -
- Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
- Friday: 9 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
- Monday closed.
How To reach Al Hoota Cave by Public Transport
- Electric train from Oman.
Restaurants Near Al Hoota Cave
- Zajal restaurant at the cave.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Al Hoota Cave
95% of people who visit Nizwa include Al Hoota Cave in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
32.8% of people start their Al Hoota Cave visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Al Hoota Cave
94.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al Hoota Cave
Al Hoota Cave Map
Al Hoota Cave Trips
A long drive from Muscat, but a place worth visiting. There is also a nice snack bar. There used to be a restaurant but it was closed due to unknown reasons. This place is home to a few rare animals, among which, the type of fish with no eye, can only be found here. Also, this is the only place in Oman with train service. Also the cave is beautiful with a underground water body. There are well informed guides assigned by OMRAN. A must visit museum for a geological enthusiast.
Very interesting place. I enjoyed visiting this cave. First time to see the blind fishes that were living inside the cave. At the time of our visit, the train was not working which was not a problem at all. Taking photos are not allowed inside the cave, they will take the cameras at the entrance. The tour guides are talking in both languages Arabic and English.
Aug 2018 There's a long queue usually to enter this site, so make sure you register online. A train like shuttle will take you from the administrative building in to a tunnel that acts like an entrance to the cave, they drive so slow so lower your expectations. Inside the cave you will walk up and down the walking way. The guide has no time to waste so you will see him running sometimes. His English is not so well but even his Arabic was not clear to me. it is cold inside the cave but you won't feel that comfortable. Pictures are not allowed inside the cave, that's very disappointing. Make sure you visit the museum on the first floor before going to the cave, it has many valuable information and will make you understand a lot about the cave before your visit. Old Feedback: Still closed to public (Aug 2016)
The train took us inside the cave. It was 10deg cooler inside the cave which was a relief as we went on a very humid day. One must watch the cave inside to experience a unique world inside. Formation of stones & rock is worth watching. Museum offers a wide knowledge about that era, fossils & animals.
Nice place. Historical. Natural Cave. Because of water erosion in the calcium stones. Very gigantic. From outside look we can not expect this much huge cave inside available.Should see at least once in lifetime. But cameras not allowed inside the cave. Only one r Small restaurant available . Limited food varieties only available. That also in crowd time very hard to get the food. So better bring the food items while going to this place is best.