3 Forts to explore in Fujairah
Fujairah is the fifth-largest emirate with a total area of 1,450 km2. It is the only emirate in the United Arab Emirates located on the Gulf of Oman. Fujairah is known for its beaches, parks, and the Hajar Mountains which go through most of the emirate.
Al-Hayl Castle is a historical building from 200 years ago. It was the home for the Royal family of Fujairah and has an important rule in for patrolling and surveillance. It is located close to Al Hayl Village, about 10 km from Fujairah city, and has a great observation area on the wind towers.
In the old Fujairah village, 2 km away from Fujairah city downtown lies this 16th-century fort considered as one of the oldest and largest forts in the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its important role in fighting colonialism.
The fort built in the 1800s and was restored in 2012. It is placed in Masafi suburb on the western edge of the Hajar Mountains in the United Arab Emirates near Fujairah border with Ras Al Khaimah, which goes through Masafi village.