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 Good15
- aneespnlSharjah, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:CouplesGreat experienceMonday, 30th January 2017I had visited the place and we reach there on top of the fort by the evening. It was such great experience to see the bird view of RAK and the sunset view. Cool place to visit during winter/ spring... Read full review
- Sandie FAylesburyTrip Type:Family234 steps to a fantastic view and small pice of history!Thursday, 13th October 2016The climb up to the fort is not for faint hearted. The steps are fairly steep, and there is no hand rail. I recommend you avoid the midday heat, which we were unable to do, as were on a private tour... Read full review
- Ablett NRas Al Khaimah, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:Solo travelAlDhayha Fort what a destiationSaturday, 1st October 2016Iihave set out for this location on two previous occasions today I found it. Once you know where it is you cannot believe how you could possibly miss it. But it blends so well into the surroundings I... Read full review