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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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  • It is a characteristic of Middle Eastern ruins. Alain Rotana Hotel is a short walk. Museum of photography during the photo is very tasteful. Admission is free.
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  • There's an excellent account of Wilfred Thesiger's journeys through the Arabian desert in the 40s and 50s which is fascinating if you're an adventurer too. The exhibition is beautifully mounted and ea...  more »
  • In one of the old Fort, 1 located on the exhibit. On the day I visited, but I can climb to the tower is preparing for some sort of event in the central square stage is set on it, climb to the tower it was. It is the main Sheikh Zayed the First exhibits and exhibits on Mubarak Bin London.
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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.