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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  • The picturesque location of the Dhayah Fort offers great views of the mountains and the sea. This is a strategic military fortification, which played an important role in the history of UAE.
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  • You have a nice view, otherwise, the Fort is nothing really special. Because in RAK to see much else a visit there, it's worth in any case.
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  • Dhayah Fort is a nice architectural monument and one of the oldest forts in the UAE. It is very small and it is believed to be 5000 years old. The fort is located in the exterior part of Ras Al Khaima...  more »
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  • Amazing mud fort and a very historic monument signifying the last point of resistance between the locals and the British colonials. It offers breathtaking views overlooking the gulf and the city below on one end and has imposing mountains on the other. The 15-20 minutes climb on the Rocky steps levelled with concrete is worth all the thrill that you experience once you reach the top.
  • 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
  • Dhayah fort is small hostorical monument situated in northern emirate of Ras-Al-Khaima.

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