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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- SonyVelukkaranEmirate of Dubai, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:FamilyDayah Fort Ras Al Khaima, UAEThursday, 11th July 2019Dayah Fort is situated at Northern - Ras al Khaimah "Dayah oasis is occupied since 5000 years at least. The present fort dated back to the beginning of the 19th C." A Small hill top fort, with... Read full review
- The_Pilot_WifeDubai, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:FamilyLovely FortWednesday, 24th July 2019We stumbled across this Fort by chance and decided to explore it. Wonderful walk to the top and has amazing views. This fort has been restored and is historically quite important, before you go up... Read full review
- rak5000unique fortWednesday, 7th August 2019the only fort located on top of a low hill beautifully restored amazing views lots of uneven stairs to go up worth visiting with care Read full review