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Marneef Cave, Salalah

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Overlooking the scenic Mughsail beach stands Marneef Cave, actually a large rocky outcrop carved in limestone by the sea, known for its picturesque coastal views and nearby blowholes. Take a stroll along the beach on your visit to the cave, have a picnic, and enjoy the sight of waves crashing on the soft sand and rocks. Depending on the season and the strength of the water current, you might see the blowholes dramatically spraying large volumes of water back into the sea. Before you head to Salalah, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Salalah trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Salalah has to offer, including Marneef Cave.
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  • It's a bit of a drive, but worth it to see the coastline and if you're lucky, the blowhole in action. As we neared the cave, there were a few camels walking along the beach, and about six or so that j...  more »
  • We walked down the beachside to the blow hole. The guide from another group was bemoaning the fact we had just missed seeing the blowhole in action, then it blew for us. He was jumping up and down wit...  more »
  • The area along the beach with the high rocks, overlook, and cave is a beautiful place to visit. The only thing is if the sea is not at high tide, you don't get the blowing rocks effect. Take water wit...  more »

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The main hotels of Salalah sit close to the sea, enjoying extensive views of the coast, private beaches, pools, and fine-dining restaurants. Some particularly luxurious resorts can be found along the coastal roads, with sculpted grounds and onsite malls. Inland, where the real city sits, you'll find some similarly luxurious hotels. However, there's a much greater choice of standard options, with a pool perhaps, a restaurant for sure, and comfortable rooms. Rental apartments along 23rd July Street provide perhaps the best budget-friendly options in town.
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