Al Bithnah Fort, Fujairah

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Built in 1735 as a strategic watchtower and long considered a major defensive fortress, Al Bithnah Fort is now an excellent place for surveying the stunning landscape from a high vantage point. Look for the intricate decorative designs that still adorn the remaining walls. Bring your camera, as the views of the surrounding area and the markings on the walls beg to be captured. The fort doesn't get particularly busy, so leisurely visits can be arranged on a whim. For Al Bithnah Fort and beyond, use our Fujairah vacation planner to get the most from your Fujairah vacation.
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  • We reached the place at around 5.30 pm. A small entrance was open but the fort was locked with no sign of any human presence in the surroundings. We were just roaming around assuming that no chance of...  more »
  • This is located away fro the main town with no proper road links, just a rough track. There were no visitors and the Fort was locked, though the grounds were accessible. It is surrounded by palm grove...  more »
  • The Fort, which is the control point for moving from the mountains is fixed, but not very interesting. We visited her on the way out of Khorfakkan.
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  • It’s located on the way to Masafi fort. Its located just off road, hence prepare to drive off-road through wadi. Small old building with storage to store dates. No much things to see around.
  • Well maintained and tranquil.Small fort.Be prepared to drive off road.toilet available in fort.No other facilities around.Fort is overlooking a wadi.on Friday opening time after 2.00pm
  • Amazing and well maintained site. More facilities and proper marketing is required for the site though.
  • The location is good whereas not notification of working hours and surveillance is absent.
  • Nice Fort, however the other Forts in Fujeirah are the same or even better.

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As town developing along with the rest of the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah has remained largely untouristed, so options for accommodations are not plentiful--still, it's possible to get by. Most hotel choices range in the four- to five-star category, designed for traveling business people with amenities like annexed nightclubs and other recreational activities. The budget-conscious tourist should anticipate a fairly consistent language barrier in most economical hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses within Fujairah, so be sure to pack a phrasebook. That aside, there are decent options in this range with comfortable, clean rooms.
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