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Al Jahili Fort

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Mohamad Habib
Mohamad Habib
Superb restoration
12.12.2020 | Text translated automaticallyShow original
You can see Emirati Culture
Location need a long drive
Restoring this great heritage is superb! It was way too big castle found in Al Ain, UAE. The appearance is beautiful which is truly symbolizes Emirati culture way back in the past. I also love the surrounded environment it's tranquil and you can feel the peace of mind just by breathing air. Best to come around the winter season since summer is way too hot to visit.

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Al Jahili Fort

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Open now
Mon
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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