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 Fort is located about 15 minutes outside the city of RAK. To reach across the Street towards border with the Sultanate of Oman. Rise of worth, the panorama is class.
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  • Steep climb up. Very Scenic location. Has a guest house as the start point for basic need like water, refreshments and Arabic food. Go only in winter, or in the evenings when the climate is good. We m...  more »
  • There is a proper road access is available,if you are using google maps, do not turn right from the main road as it says when you reached near it,, just pass that and drive slow on the main road and y...  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.
  • Located in a very quite and peaceful village, this is one of the lesser known places in RAK. Beautiful stairway leads you to the top of the fort. Thought not very big in size, it offers spectacular views of the date farms and the surrounding mountains. Worth a visit.
  • There isn't much there but it is worth the visit. There are 242 steps to reach the dirty so go before it is too hot. The views are definitely worth it
  • Great place. We enjoyed soo much. Free entrance grate view.!!
  • Its a tiny fort but the setting is beautiful. Hot
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