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A large number of natural caves

Oman has a large number of natural caves, varying in size and accessibility. Nevertheless, they are popular tourist destinations, sporting impressive formations such stalactites and stalagmites.

At Al Hoota Cave near Al Hamra, visitors can find a very rare species of blind fish that has made the lakes of the cave its home. Down south, the mountains of Dhofar are famous for the sheer number of small and big caves, some of which have ancient cave paintings.

On the Salma Plateau, a small crevice in the mountain top gives no indication that this is the entrance to one of the largest underground chambers in the word – the Majlis Al Jinn.