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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  • 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 »
  • Many attractions not necessarily there in RAK, but this Fort with its historical significance (question read unbedingtText on the staircase!) is worth a visit! The climb is not too strenuous but worthwhile. Has it reached the Fort, the view is impressive!
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  • A great location for more stunning views of the desert and the sea in the distance. There are quite a lot of steps on the way up so water and sun shade is essential (especially if you go there in the ...  more »
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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.