Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah
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Head to Dhayah Fort, a defensive military mud-brick encampment built in the 16th century. More than 300 years later, the historic site hosted battles between the emirate and British troops in 1891 that resulted in the destruction of many of the other hillside forts, military towers, and buildings. This fort has stood the test of time and remains standing. Aside from the historical significance, the top of the hill provides breathtaking views of the surrounding desert vista. By using our Ras Al Khaimah itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Dhayah Fort and other attractions in Ras Al Khaimah.
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  • The climb up to the fort is not for faint hearted. The steps are fairly steep, and there is no hand rail. I recommend you avoid the midday heat, which we were unable to do, as were on a private tour a...  more »
  • Iihave set out for this location on two previous occasions today I found it. Once you know where it is you cannot believe how you could possibly miss it. But it blends so well into the surroundings I ...  more »
  • located at 19 km from CANCER on his way to Oman, heat rise difficult Fort itself is small, but interesting, and the type of mountain and city views breathtaking
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  • I went from Dubai just to check out this place but it was a bit disappointing when we got there. The walk to the top takes some doing. I would say go and see it if you're in RAK but not if like me you plan to drive from as far away as Dubai.
  • Interesting trip. Only a small fort but great views from the top. What you imagine a fort in Middle East to look like ie mud and stones.
  • This was fairly easy to spot as we drove north along the main road but do not turn off onto a side road once you spot it. The map detail shows that there are roads that lead to the fort from the southern side. They are dirt and very rocky and we don't recommend it. The best way is to go past the fort, then take the turn off on your right near the Rose Restaurant. If you go past the really craggy rock face that is right beside the highway you have gone too far. From this turnoff it is an easy bitumen road that will take you to the fort. Don't expect to see any signs until you get there. The fort has stunning views to the coast and across the surrounding date farms. I thought it worth a look if you are already in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Very near the map location just drive a little further and keep your eye out for a Brown Public sign " Rest Hotel" which is an Oasis pool right next to the fort.The mountain back drop takes you breath away
  • Wrong location of Dhaya fort. It is actually Al Fateh Quarry at this location.