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Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain
(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Built in 1891, Al Jahili Fort stands as a historic structure surrounded by landscaped gardens with collections from past adventure expeditions. The fort was erected to protect the city's palm groves, and through the years has acted as the headquarters for Oman Trucial Scouts and as a governor residence. Walk around this landmark and view exhibitions on Zayed I and British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, including finds from his 1940s expedition across Rub Al Khali desert. Before you head to Al Ain, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Al Ain itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Al Ain has to offer, including Al Jahili Fort.
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  • I walked to see this because I was staying across the street at the Rotana Hotel. The buildings are empty, and the brochure is available only in Arabic, so if you speak only English you won't learn mu...  more »
  • When you visit The Jahli Park in Al Aink you are able to enjoy two attractions, The Al Jahli Park and The Al Jahili Fort. It is amazing the construction of this and other forts here in the Middle East...  more »
  • Have a walk around just before sunset for some magical photos - impressive structure and history. Set along side a lovely relaxing park. 
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  • A historic landmark worth visiting. Mubarak bin London story is told here even his camera is here. You will be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates. In the walls you will find a story telling you all about history starting from tribes times up till modern time.
  • It was like a mirage! Unfortunayely it was closed for visitors being monday. Next time we shall come for a concert inside !
  • Lovely place with a beautiful b&w photo gallery of Wilfred Thesiger. When in Al Ain, a must see
  • well maintained, nice place to have a visit
  • Nice and historic place to visit with family.