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Earth Gravity Controversial

Mirbat, Salalah 211, Oman
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Great fun

A natural phenomenon, where your car drives itself when you are in neutral. We visited on the way... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Susan P
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gravitational effect!

An amazing phenomenon where a car(Volvo SUV) put in neutral would be pulled uphill at speeds going... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Yohannan J
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mirbat, Salalah 211, Oman
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

A natural phenomenon, where your car drives itself when you are in neutral. We visited on the way back from Mirbat to Salalah. The road looks like it is an uphill slope, but put the car into neutral, and you drive forward, rather than back...More

1  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

An amazing phenomenon where a car(Volvo SUV) put in neutral would be pulled uphill at speeds going upto 35kms /hr. Amazing but wasn't given a clear scientific explanation for the phenomenon The road was full of people trying this !! Read that it maybe some...More

Thank Yohannan J
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This point is on the hills after approximately 27 kilometers from Taqa on the drive from Taqa to Mirbat. Your car will start moving uphill without acceleration. Switch your car gear on neutral mode,come out & start walking with your car...Its really going to be...More

Thank Sajit N
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Had only seen videos but it was amazing to experience this. You just need to go slow in this route and may be observe others to find out exactly it happens and try it only vehicle ( at your own risk but we did not...More

Thank channa l
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We were there and could not believe the effect of gravitational effect.we witnessed​ and it is true.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Mesmerizing experience the way you go backwards upto 60 KMPH is very dangerous feeling, It's worth a try. Everybody should do it.

1  Thank Satish P
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

It is fun to try as it looks like the car was actually moving up to the gradient but I think it is optical illusion as it depends on where you look at the road, the road can look like downslope from one angle and...More

1  Thank Tanners2521
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Not sure why the title of this attraction has controversial but I did not find anything controversial. This is one place in Salalah which would make you go awe with the nature's mysterious ways. Most cab drivers skip this as this is out of turn...More

1  Thank ArvindYerram
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

It is the strangest thing ever. They say it is due to optical illusions however I am still unsure. It took us a while to find it but take the main road between Tarqa and Mirbat. When 11km away from Mirbat and 37km from Tarqa...More

Thank JakesRyall
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The road is near Mirbat and I visited it at night. To make sure that what I had heard about the anti-gravity hill was true, I changed the gear to Neutral in the slope, and to my surprise, the car - which was out of...More

Thank Mahmoud F
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January 29, 2015|
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Response from Gopikrishnan S | Reviewed this property |
I have tried this 4 times since 2003 crude way and latest 2014 with gps, i was sure until gps showed an increse of 8m while car was on neutral. If you look from outside the car its like going down hill too
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