Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah

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. Put Dhayah Fort and other Ras Al Khaimah attractions into our Ras Al Khaimah trip maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Be prepared for a lot of stairs up there. The view is nice though, but rather than that there is nothing there  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Nice place by sunset, but quite hard way there. Quality of cleanness is tragic, need some improvements to be real touristic point.  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Dhayah fort fully blended with surroundings and located on a hill top in Ras al khaimah UAE , was the last holdout to fall when the British rule was extended to crucial states in 1800s. It was the res...  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    ras al khaima historic fort on border UAE with Oman
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • February 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    Nice view from the top. Visit this place after this summer .

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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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