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Al Jahili Fort

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Bring back the old times
13.12.2020 | Text translated automaticallyShow original
Experience the culture of UAE
2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi
I really enjoyed visiting the Al Jahili Fort, since it has a long weekend holiday the recent week I decided to go there. And it's like visiting the old UAE. Restoration is impressive as it was like the original one. I love the small museum and a relaxing lounge with free coffee in Arabian flavor. Parking is also not an issue as it has a wide area dedicated to cars.

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Al Jahili Fort

Hours
Closed 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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