Al Hoota Cave

Al Hoota Cave[1] (Arabic: كَهْف ٱلْهُوْتَه, romanizedKahf 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.

Al Hoota Cave
كَهْف ٱلْهُوْتَه
Al-Hootah Cave in the Hajar Mountains
Coordinates23°04′55″N 57°21′17″E / 23.081944°N 57.354722°E / 23.081944; 57.354722OM-DA
Length5 km (3.1 mi)
Show cave opened2006
Show cave length860 m (2,820 ft)[1]

The Omani blind cave fish lives in this cave system.[citation needed] Stalagmites from this cave yield data on the palaeoclimate.[2]


  1. ^ a b AlHoota Cave, Oman Tourism
  2. ^ FLEITMANN, D., J. Haldon, R. Bradley, S. Burns, Hai Cheng, R. Edwards, C. Raible, M. Jacobson, A. Matter 2022. Droughts and societal change: The environmental context for the emergence of Islam in late antique Arabia, Science 376, 1317–21.

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