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Address: New Al Maqtaa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Historic tower

It can been seen from Maqtaa bridge and Khalifa bridge as you drive across. With a little bit of a guess you can find the exit just past Maqtaa bridge on the way onto Abu dhabi... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Goa, India
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The view from the highway is simply awesome.... I have some best pics clicked here everytime i pass by...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It can been seen from Maqtaa bridge and Khalifa bridge as you drive across. With a little bit of a guess you can find the exit just past Maqtaa bridge on the way onto Abu dhabi island and find your way to the edge of the grand canal to take a photo. Nothing real exciting to see or do at... More 

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victoria, australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Give it a miss until the renovations are complete and it is opened as a museum as there is nothing to see at the moment apart from hoardings.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wanted to visit here but unfortunately it was closed, The only good thing I will say is that it photographs really well at sunset and the backdrop of the bridge is amazing. Other than that it was simply closed,

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We dropped by Al Maqtaa Fort on a Thursday morning only to find it locked up tight. There were no signs (in any language) indicating when it might open. It is very nicely restored and is clearly an important piece of local history. If you walk across the street towards the creek you can get a glimpse of an old... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It doesn't look like anything around Abu Dhabi when you roam around and see only modern cities and fast pace ... I like to drop by Al Maqtaa fort early in the morning or before sunset to slow down my tiring work ... it's good they keep this piece stand and also take care of it cause now all other... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Located in the creek, or maybe khor as they say (khor is probably a word describing a shallow waterway or creek, maybe I'm wrong) is a small island on which stands a little tower that is around 200 years old. This tower is Al Maqtaa fort or part of it. The Island itself is not accessible but can be seen... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I recommend to read the perfect review done by Andyhud. Ounce you've read this review and seen the pictures posted, you're done. You have a perfect view when crossing maqta bridge heading to Abu Dhabi. Not worth a stop.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Between the past and the future you will see this fort near the bridge in a good example of the history and the future of AbuDhabi

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Al Maqta Fort is one of the oldest and major landmark of Abu Dhabi City and remains the sole window of Abu Dhabi main land. You can visit the place and have your fishing kit with you, though I have seen some people do fishing under the Sheikh Zayed bridge please be informed that there are some rules in... More 

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