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Al Jahili Fort

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 johan paul
johan paul
Beautiful fort
15.01.2021
Very beautiful fort
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The fort is quite beautiful and small. It was also very quiet when we visited. The architecture of the fort is nice and you can make some really nice pictures there, the old quarters, rooms, well, storage silos and watchtower. Nice for some cool selfies, Great piece of history and the restoration project was quite impressive, must visit place, highly recommended

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Al Jahili Fort

Hours
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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