Al Kasfah Hot Spring is located in Al Rustaq which is about 170 kms from Muscat. It would have been much easier to find if I knew that it was next to a mosque!
The water here reminded me of the Bimmah Sinkhole but on a much smaller scale. The water was constantly bubbling which is hard to make out in a photo. Here is a short video to give you a better idea:
They say the average temperature of this hot spring is 45-46 degrees Centigrade. (113-114.8 degrees Fahrenheit for you Americans out there! ) People believe that the water in this hot spring has healing properties due to its sulphur content.
Another video from a different angle:
They seem to love posting signs near this spring! Here are a few that seem to contradict one another: (No Bathing? Bathing ok but not with detergent? Just not during certain hours?)
This is one of the “bathing rooms” with a flowing falaj from the hot spring that might allow you to soak your feet but I don’t know about getting much more than that wet.
Here’s a look at the falaj as it flows down the street from the hot spring. Notice the dragonfly?
Here are a few pictures of the area immediately around the hot spring:
If you’re looking for this hotspring, keep your eye out for this Rustaq Municipality map located right next to the spot.
If you read Arabic, these markings on the nearby mountain read: “Aiyn Al Kasfah”. (So the local Rustaq boys told me.)