Al Hayl Castle, Fujairah

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  • Loved the visit here. Its about an hour drive from Dubai and the drive is awesome too. If u are visiting Fujairah I would definetly recommend a visit here. We hung around the site for about an hour...  more »
  • It was much different experience to see old castle Good and Different experience. Good to see old heritage.  more »
  • This is a little gem if you want to find a little bit of history. Up a dirt track you find this old sheikh palace and it is also the setting for a local book call The boy who knew the mountains. It...  more »
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  • It's an old Fort which gives you a feel how construction and life style was years ago. It can be seen in 10 to 15 min after you reach the Fort. There is nothing much to see in surroundings after such a long drive. It's worth to see once.
  • A true hidden gem. There are not many signs leading to this place but it is a stunning drive through the mountains with wildlife all around. The only thing I would add would be more interactive information about the castle.
  • It's a nice old castle with 2 watch towers. The road to the castle is bit rough when we visited.
  • A door to the history. Clean and well maintained. The drive to the fort is amazing.
  • With one visit if you connect it with a walk through Al hayl wadi. A friendly guard showed us around and gave us tea, you just have to stand your ground with what you think is an appropriate contribution for the 'tour' and tea. There is an organic farm nearby and you can request to buy eggs and vegetables. The castle is small but has a few rooms to explore. A very good effort has been made to renovate it. If you are scared if heights, you need to know that there are a few ladders to climb if you want to enjoy the view from the castle. Not all if us chose to take the risk. It was a nice experience with children aged 8-11 years.

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