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.
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- bsabcaseyAbu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:FamilyBeautiful FortThursday, 7th March 2019Beautiful fort with amazing views of the surrounding area. There is a sign explaining the history of the fort at the foot of the staircase. The present fort dates back to the beginning of the 19th... Read full review
- johannkfDubai, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:FamilyA secret placeThursday, 14th March 2019Do not expect a waouw effect. You need some patience and perseverance to reach it. Indication is poor and some might give up. Is it worthy to be visited? Maybe for those which have a mixed attraction... Read full review
- vegazbabzCopenhagen, DenmarkTrip Type:CouplesDesolated fort with great viewsSaturday, 6th April 2019The fort is not the easiest to find, as you need to get off the main road and then drive through a small village with some massive houses. You have to climb many stairs to get to the top. Once done... Read full review