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Marneef Cave

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Address: Salalah, Oman

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Blowholes were cool

Beautiful view of the shoreline. The blowholes were quite fun you don't realize the force at which the water comes out. Make sure your glasses are on tight They say caves but... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to see the blow holes and Manreef Cave, we went there early in the morning and it was quiet with no one else there, definitely worth a visit.

Thank BillyD6
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view of the shoreline. The blowholes were quite fun you don't realize the force at which the water comes out. Make sure your glasses are on tight They say caves but it's more a overhang/ indentation in the cliff face. It is quite impressive at how the sound from the sea bounce off the cliff face There is also... More 

Thank JakesRyall
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has good views in both directions and was very quiet when we visited. I think if you want to see the blow holes in full action you need to attend at certain times as we only saw the waves splash once. Check with the driver.

Thank Luke M
Muscat, Oman
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116 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cave is certainly not a word which can be used for this attraction. This is a small cave and is a major attraction for the natural water sprinklers. People enjoy the sprinklers here as the water force is not much and is just like a shower and doesn't drench us in totality.

1 Thank ArvindYerram
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

One of the coolest places in Salalah. This Springs (Blow Holes) become more active during Kharef (August-September) . You have to walk a little trek and its completely worth. You dont have to pay anything. Take refreshments on the go. There are no food stoles around.

2 Thank thishz
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

not a cave, but an exceptional overhang, beside the Blow Holes, blw holes really active during khareef

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It was quite a long ride from Al-Dahariz Area to Marneef Cave (57km about 48min~) the weather was amazing nice and sunny about 27C. If you've got your swimming gear i would advice for a dip at any of the beaches along the coast. There wasn't much to see besides the breathtaking coast view during the ride, but did enjoy... More 

1 Thank fatemahali
Salalah, Oman
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a mind-blowing picturesque place to visit in Salalah. The place also has a blowhole. This place is alongside the beautiful Al Mughsayl beach. Perfect for taking pictures and hanging around. Also perfect for a picnic spot.

Thank Aiko_VD
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This one is adjoinig Mughsail beach . .so you will actually walk through this area while going to the fence end. the shape of the mountains depicts a different story at the sunrise and at the sunset. visit this place to witness it on your own :) "and no one regrets visiting this place ever" .

Thank Upasana V
Chennai (Madras), India
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98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is worth the drive, though it is close to the Yemen border (about 200km). The view is lovely and you feel like spending a lot of time there. The water is crystal clear and the waves hitting the rocks and spraying water are a sight to see. Though this happens at high tide only.

Thank Karba

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