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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  • Stark contrast of the newness of dubai and Abu Dhabi. It was great to see a historical site, demonstrating traditions of the past. Free entry and location fairly easy to find on google maps, but be wa...  more »
  • Made a day trip to this fort. The journey by foot was enthralling with the view of the different environment around this site. The fort itself was quaint. Its historic annals were well described at th...  more »
  • Hard to find with a map but easy with a sat Nav - well restored. Worth a cost as gives great views north and south over the Gulf. Don't park near the trees otherwise goats climb on your car to eat the...  more »
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  • Beautiful fortress 20Km north if Ras al-Khaimah city. The panoramic views from the fort's ramparts are well worth the trip here, and for anyone interested in history, exploring the fort itself is one of this small emirate's top things to do.
  • A must when in RAK. Be careful when exiting the main road, as the road to the fort is very narrow. The views from the top of the fort overlook Jebal Jais and RAK town.
  • Beautiful views across mountains and Dhayah Oasis. One of the few historic places here in RAK. But the fortress itself is relatively small and not much to explore. Worth a visit though.
  • Nice view from the top. Visit this place after this summer .
  • Historical place. Had good view of sea and mountain.

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Representative of Ras Al Khaimah's unbridled luxury, most of the accommodations in the area range from three- to five-star hotels. Ras Al Khaimah's resorts rise in the vast oases of desert, in the heart of the city, and close to the shopping districts for those looking for ideal retail therapy locations. These opulent hotels and resorts will have you covered in terms of comfort, with amenities such as standard air-conditioning, swimming pools, plasma televisions with cable, top quality restaurants, mini bars, gyms, Wi-Fi, and even recreational activities such as 18-hole golf courses.
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