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Al Jahili Fort

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Lavrenets Kateryna
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Must see in Al Ain
30.04.2020
interesting design of the fort
nothing more to do around
Al Jahili - the largest fortress in the oasis of Al Ain. Once there was one desert around, this can be seen in old photographs (the exposition was exhibited in the premises of the fort, I don’t know how constant it is, but insanely interesting), now the fort is green, beautiful and well-groomed. The round watchtower in the fortress is a particularly interesting building. It has four levels, and it offers a good view. In general, despite the age not so great (Al Jahili was built at the end of the 19th century), the thorough work of restorers is felt everywhere.

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Al Jahili Fort

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10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tue
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sun
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Services:
Ticket: Free Entrance, Wheelchair-accessible entrance; Service Language: ​English​, Arabic.

Description:

Fortress in Al Ain

Since opening its gates in 2008, Al Jahili Fort has been a cultural the focal point of activities associated with philosophy and heritage of Abu Dhabi in the Garden City. Al Jahili is one of the largest forts in the UAE and was built in the 1890s on orders from Zayed The First as the home to members of the Al Nahyan ruling family.

Between 2007 and 2008, the fort was restored by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, who transformed it into a cultural centre and tourist attraction that now houses a permanent exhibition devoted to Wilfred Thesiger, the intrepid explorer, travel writer and photographer, who crossed the Empty Quarter twice in the 1940s, and a temporary exhibition gallery. Surrounded by a lush park, this enchanting fort won the prestigious Terra Award for the best Earthen Architecture in the world in 2016.

Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Ain

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