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:
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- Edward STrip Type:FamilyGreat ViewsMonday, 13th March 2017A great location for more stunning views of the desert and the sea in the distance. There are quite a lot of steps on the way up so water and sun shade is essential (especially if you go there in the... Read full review
- P EGreater London, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaySmall fort with big viewsSunday, 12th March 2017Dhayan Fort is a small hilltop fort a few kilometers east of central RAK; though there is not much to see and it is not well maintained (just two buildings and a circular stone wall) it is worth a... Read full review
- 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