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Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

(4.4/5 based on 190+ 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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  • We went in February and virtually had the place to ourselves. It was very interesting and would recommend. Closed on Mondays.  more »
  • Why not stop in - it's free and central. Not a ton to see here, and very limited information on what you're looking at, but its still worth a stop.  more »
  • The fort itself is not much, but displays, photos and history of Wilfred Thesiger is well worth the visit. As in Lawrence in Arabia, Thesigers exploration of the forgotten quarter of the Saudi peninsu...  more »
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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.