The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) announced that three new caves have been discovered by residents of Oman. These caves were named as Al Khishil Cave, Al Naqqah Cave and Al Faqa’a in the village of Hail Al Hareem in the Wilayat of Dama Wa Altayyin in North Sharqiyah.

The name of the caves is local names used by the neighbouring villagers on these deep mountain vents that were apparently never abseiled before.

These discoveries, generally, are evidence that Oman contains many potentially undiscovered caves, whether in the vicinity of the Eastern Al Hajar Mountains or in other mountain chains of Oman.

The Speleological Team of Oman is affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism and the Geological Society of Oman.