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Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is a recently restored fort in the centre of Al Ain right next to the oasis. It has really been done well with all attempts to keep it original. There is a great little museum on Wilfred Thessige...  read more »
  • It seems to be in front of a giant sand Castle, you will be enchanted and out! You can't miss it if you are in Dubai, worth getting 2 hours by bus to see this city and this place!
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  • Al jahili Fort in the U.A.E.. Established in 1868 is approved 1898 or jahili OASIS 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm plantations. Oman-based coast Scouts had taken previously to the missions to protect the mountain passes and maintain peace among the tribes. And supports that date according to Percy Cox on his trip to Ain 1905, where he visited an area of pre built before that date in six years (14), Lorimer mentions in 1906 the Fort evolved under the rule of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and took many photos of the Castle officers covered the entire time, as well as use the Eastern extension of the Castle as a landing pad for helicopters (helicopter), so ttwafralsor to the Castle by the officers and some of which were published, suggest that the pictures to match the form The Castle and its place with components in that period. Build a castle there is a castle in the Northern quadrant of the building which houses the foreign yard year, Castle square shaped welded 35 metres long, 8 metres in height and has four slots for guns, surmounted by the interfaces description of triangular balconies, and two towers completely identical round, Qatar each 5 meters, and height of 14 meters, each a three-storey tower like Tower, entrance towers third ring East interface exists is either the Northwest corner, there is a rectangular Tower and not circular, a tower Only one rectangle with a length of 7 meters and width of 4 m and height of 14 metres, with two floors with the same composition, castle towers this tower built in a rectangle that is stronger than the rest of the towers. The castle is located in the location section Southeast of Al Ain Palace Museum, and is one of the largest castles, the best model for local military architecture, and has a history of Thumper, closely linked to the history of the Al Nahyan family, which is a strategic location for military actions of being located close to sources of water and surrounded by fertile land for Agriculture Directorate Castle was handed repair eye for monuments and museums, which conducted them renovation during the mid-1980s, in order to preserve their characteristics and their traits Architecture, and rebuilt to its original condition, in order to preserve the historical importance, and then inspected the castle to another phase of the renovation of 2007/2008, by Abu Dhabi authority for culture and heritage, became the visitors information center contains a shop and Cafe, and a wider space for presentation and practice of cultural and heritage activities.
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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
  • Very cool history
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