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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  • Situated near a dessert oasis with fantastic views of Ras al Khaimah, The climb to the top is a bit steep but the view is well worth it. A good tour guide (Safarak) showed us many sights and educated ...  more »
  • The fort is difficult to get to. It is a little out of Ras Al Khaimah. While it is a good trek up, there is nothing much inside.  more »
  • Easy to find thanks to signs along the highway. Walk up to the fort is easy for someone who is in decent shape. Nice views towards the mountains and the sea from the top, but the fort in itself is not...  more »
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  • Requires a little bit of hiking along a stable concrete road that goes all the way to the top. Should be an easy walk but the hot weather can exhaust you. Be sure to bring liquids when going up. The view on top is worth it. There is a convenience store right when you go down so getting a cold drink should not be a problem.
  • Good place for a visit and clicking a few pics. There is a steep climb to reach top.
  • Good place to visit and very hard to climb the stairs especially for old age people
  • ras al khaima historic fort on border UAE with Oman
  • 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.

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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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