Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • Although there is not much to see at the top as in the fort its self. Its still good for a bit of excercise and the view is pretty. There is a small placard at the bottom of the hill telling you a bit...  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.
  • 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.
  • Heard a lot about it but was largely disappointed......its more like a watch tower on a small hill....just two mud chambers on a small peak....be prepared to walk uphill through a series of crude steps. But the view from the top is amazing.....hills and valley on one side , desert on another and sea from yet other direction.
  • Heritage at it best. Not close to the city of RAK. But very nice.
  • Interesting and historical place ignored by the tourism authority and tourists. It can become an important attraction by adding a small museum and some restoration and the view point is amazing.