Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Emirate of Abu Dhabi
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. Using our world travel planner, Al Ain attractions like Al Jahili Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Al Jahili Fort is an architectural monument and one of the oldest forts of Al Ain. It is very small and located inside Jahili Park which exists in the heart of the city. Like other museums, the fort i...  more »
  • Great fort this protect against dates and security great Shikha Zayed 1st ask to build for as a summer vacation house. And after few time Oman scout held that place. Currently they have some exhibitio...  more »
  • Day in Al AIN. City in the desert interior of the UAE bordering Oman. visit to the Fort very beautiful and interesting. the Fort is small and you visit a now calmly and seeing both the rooms of the garrison both photos and movies to the Bedouin Emirates and founders on a British Explorer who Lived with them and told them. free admission, great welcome with guide book, map etc. great tour and very interesting.
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  • Great place. As forts and historic sites come in this region this one is one of the best. The fort is absolutely beautiful with a very well served team and staff that welcome you and inform you on the whole site. There are usually exhibition on display that are very arty and informative. We were there late afternoon, but I think if you attend in the evening with all the spot lights enhancing the whole mysterious Arabic feeling it will be jaw dropping beautiful. We did feel some additional info on the fort would give it 5 stars, all the rooms were empty with no descriptions, perhaps this is something they plan on doing in the future. If they could spend the same time and effort on this fort as the one in Abu Dhabi it would be awesome.
  • one off the best park here in Al Ain because its also near to city and easy to access. well maintained and nice place for a morning jogging.
  • there is a park to spend time with some play area for children in Jahli park .adjacent to Jahli port
  • I sow it at night and it looks amazing from out side. Not sure how old it is. But it looks in outstanding shape.
  • Historical fortress in the Al Ain oase, Emirates heritage site. Worth visiting together with Sheikh Zayed house to see life before big oil found.
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