Al Hoota Cave

Currently 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 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 Online ticket booking is available.
  • Disable accessible.
  • Parking space, wifi restaurant and gift shop available.

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 timings -

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Monday closed.

  • Electric train from Oman.

  • Zajal restaurant at the cave.

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  • Al Hoota Cave Address: Al Hoota Caves Access Road, Rwadah-Hamra Road, Western Hajar, Oman, Nizwa
  • Al Hoota Cave Contact Number: +96-825422197
  • Al Hoota Cave Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Al Hoota Cave Price: 7 OMR
  • Best time to visit Al Hoota Cave(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Al Hoota Cave: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 66.72% of people who visit Nizwa include Al Hoota Cave in their plan

  • 23.94% of people start their Al Hoota Cave visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Al Hoota Cave

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al Hoota Cave

People normally club together Misfat Al Abreyeen and Tanuf Ruins while planning their visit to Al Hoota Cave.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 04-Sep-2016


  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Very good. We took our food with us there is place to sit and eat. There is restaurant also available. Rest rooms and the waiting area well kept. Worth visiting.

  • Must visit place in Oman.. A train takes you to the cave entrance and from there you have to walk through stairs and walkways made inside the cave. They close the cave when it is rainy and entry is restricted. Photos not allowed inside the cave! There is a wadi flowing under the cave which is also most 4 Kms long! You can see interesting creatures including the fish without eyes and details about the cave in the museum located at the entry point.

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