Ras Al Khaimah
With a backdrop of steep mountains, the bay of Dhayah has always been a very fertile area and has been settled in at least since the third millennium BC.
A conical shaped hill at the edge of the palm gardens and at the foot of the mountains, served as a natural defense post for the oasis. People have used this hill since prehistoric times for settlement and fortification alike.
Today it is crowned by a fortress, built during the 19th century on the foundations of much older structures. It is the only hilltop fort still existing in the UAE and offers a fantastic view of the lush palm gardens, the sea and the dramatic mountains.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good33
- daveNewportNewport, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLots of stairsMonday, 13th May 2019The stairs are numerous and with the heat become very hard. Warning to people with walking problems just be aware of the steps and the heat. The fort itself and the views were great. Read full review
- Tom JRas Al Khaimah, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:FamilyDhaya fort rest houseFriday, 14th June 2019A friendly atmosphere and staff in the middle of a date farm. The pool is used to irrigate the trees. It is quite deep. No chlorine added , so it doesnât hurt the eyes. The water is changed daily... Read full review
- 8KKC8Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaTrip Type:FamilyNot MuchSunday, 16th June 2019It was a nice drive with the family but there really was not much to see. The area was very hot and dry. It was interesting to see the hills which was formed by sedimentary rock We saw quite a number... Read full review