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Al Jahili Fort

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 666 4442
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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+971 2 666 4442
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"photo exhibition"
in 7 reviews
"wilfred thesiger"
in 4 reviews
"round tower"
in 3 reviews
"wedding cake"
in 3 reviews
"information desk"
in 2 reviews
"excellent exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"cooling system"
in 2 reviews
"summer residence"
in 2 reviews
"arabic coffee and dates"
in 4 reviews
"closed on mondays"
in 3 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"history lesson"
in 3 reviews
"worth taking the time"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"rotana hotel"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located on the perimeter of Jahili Park across from the Rotana Hotel and the 'pink' palace, Al Jahili Fort is an interesting place to visit. During the cooler months, it often hosts evening concerts under the stars which is the best time to visit this...More

Thank 423carlad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this fort primarily to view the "wedding cake like" keep. However, we were blown away by the excellent exhibition of phortographs by Wilfred Thesiger who travelled the desert as a Bedouin would and recorded their way of life.

Thank marvelmartin
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A must see while in the area there are great artifacts and pictures and stories of how the people Use to travel across the Desert for trading and taking supplies to Commerce in the larger areas Where the population was

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This big sand castle in Al Ain is beautiful but it does not contain alot of interesting information. It is a nice little outing but seeing the fort from the outside is almost as good as entering the area. Free entrance.

1  Thank HarrietTornkvist
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This fort is probably the oldest building in the UAE. Finished in 1898 it provides an opportunity to see and reflect on what life was like in the early years of its existence. The fort is free to access and whilst there is not a...More

Thank arh2900
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The fort is very well kept and contains a permanent exhibition of photographs which provide an insight into Abu Dhabi's past history. Entrance is free.

Thank Prodipto B
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The original spiral tower is an iconic building in the UAE. The fort is nice and open. Come when it's not too hot. There was some kind of Boy Scout event going on, so pay attention if you want to be there for something specific.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is one of the highlights of Al Ain, you must visit this fort. Unforeseeable they had a clean up from the previous night after celebrating National Day. So i got a lot of rubble on my pictures. But after 8 years i was glad...More

Thank Johan V
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The fort is fairly basic, in that there aren't furnished rooms to visit, and information in English is lacking. But the exhibition about Wilfred Thesiger, known locally as Mubarak bin London, is worth a visit on its own. When I was there the upper rooms...More

Thank Whonose
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Just an old fort building. Not much to see. Just to tick a box if you visit Al Ain. Take some picture. Best time is Dec to Feb.

Thank Nadeem A
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abudhabiholly5
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Response from wildlfower777 | Reviewed this property |
Al Jahli Fort is a museum in the heart of the park in Al Ain. It is a restored military fort not a seaport I hope i have answered your question and I have helped you somehow...Thank you.
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