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7 Forts to explore in United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Federetaion of seven states that has been to one of the Middle East's most important economic centres. Since oil exports began in 1962, the country's society and economy have been transformed for the better. Since the UAE has diversified and has become a regional trading and tourism hub

Al Hayl Castle - حصن الحيل
Al Hayl Castle - حصن الحيلFujairah - United Arab Emirates

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.

Al Hisn Fort Museum
Al Hisn Fort MuseumSharjah - United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Fort "Al Hisn" is located on a plaza at the corner of the Heritage District. The fort was originally constructed in 1820 and has served as both a protective facility for the town and as the conventional home of the administering family of Sharjah.

Al Jahili Fort
Al Jahili FortSultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St - Al Mutawaa، Al Ain - Al Jahili - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Al Jahili Fort is a fort in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi Emirate. The fort was established in 1891 near Al Jahili Oasis to protect the palm farmers. It was then seized by the former Omani coastal scout for its operation to protect the mountain lanes and to preserve the intertribal peace.

Dhayah Fort
Dhayah FortNorthern - Al Rams - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

Dhayah Fort is a fortress built in the 18th century in Al Rams, Ras Al Khaimah. It is the highest hilltop fort in the UAE and also the last bastion of the local fighters against the British expedition in the early years of the 18 century.

Fujairah Fort
Fujairah Fortبجوار متحف الفجيرة - Fujairah - United Arab Emirates

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.

Masafi Fort
Masafi FortMasafi - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

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.

Qasr Al Hosn
Qasr Al HosnRashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St(2nd St) - Al HisnW3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

The Qasr al-Hosn or the White Fort is a historical building conceded as the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi. It was built in 1761.

Map of Forts to explore in United Arab Emirates