Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah

(3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Ras Al Khaimah itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ras Al Khaimah

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ras Al Khaimah by other users

7 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United Arab Emirates & Khasab BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Dubai & Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 54 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ras Al Khaimah BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I had visited the place and we reach there on top of the fort by the evening. It was such great experience to see the bird view of RAK and the sunset view. Cool place to visit during winter/ spring se...  more »
  • I like this place so it was to my liking. This is the only this type of fort in the Emirates. The fort itself is perhaps not an impressive building but you can enjoy the views, which are very beautiful. The problem may be getting because the local taxi drivers is in 99 percent of Pakistanis who only know of..., and commute to local markets.
    View original
  • Although of not very easy access due to poor signage, (we lost a couple of times even with Gps), but it is worth a visit to this Fort. Good views of the city and mountain at the gates of the neighbouring Oman.
    View original
Google
  • 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.