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Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

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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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TripAdvisor
  • It was interesting to walk around the grounds, but like the Palace Museum, they could do a lot more to enhance the experience. Even a brochure or something that explained the site and its history. Tha...  more »
  • The fort itself is really just walls and some interesting towers. What made it special for me was the wonderful photo exhibition of Wilfred Thesiger that s currently going on.  more »
  • I visited the fort in the middle of the day when it was pretty hot and empty of people. We weren't allowed to go inside to see the exhibition with a stroller so that made our trip short. It was nice t...  more »
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  • Amazingly interesting place to visit. The fort itself is simple and we'll restored. The exhibition of photographs is the best part.
  • The Fort is interesting insight into construction. Also very interest photo collection of Mubarak bin London...a western traveler who lived and explored the Empty Quarter.
  • 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.
  • Well kept and preserved fort with an interesting past that host regular shows and concerts
  • They made very nice changes around the fort