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Address: New Al Maqtaa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Just a small FORT !!

Well nothing much to see...its just a small old fort...just head over to maqta bridge and you can see it....best time is during sunrise and sunset with the illuminated bridge... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Sayanta G
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Al Maqtaa Fort is between the Sheikh Zayed bridge and the oldest bridge (Maqtaa Bridge) in Abu Dhabi. What a historic place.

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Thank LFCorsten
Venice, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location although hidden away. Well worth seeking out for a short stop to provide photography opportunity to see this exceptional bridge. Designed by Zaha Hadid known in the UK for her work on the Aquatics Centre for the London Olympics

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Thank KarenSteveH
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is no access to the Fort. It lies half way out in the water. You can only see it from a distance. Usually a drive by would be enough. If you aren't a local/resident, then you probably wont know where to park. one of abu dhabi's oldest landmarks. nice for history/culture lovers

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Thank khaled_KST
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Well nothing much to see...its just a small old fort...just head over to maqta bridge and you can see it....best time is during sunrise and sunset with the illuminated bridge behind it....it lies neglected and i don't know whether it can be visited by a boat or something....i think the government should renovate it and educate people about the historical... More 

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Thank Sayanta G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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192 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Between Maqta bridge and new bridge towards Dubai/Alain,you will experience amazing view with ancient fort. Maintained with nice view & same structure Before entering Abu dhabi island one will not miss this view. Don't forget to take picture.

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Goa, India
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105 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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

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Thank diasjulius1234
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank Lachlan M
victoria, australia
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Thank jughead52
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,077 reviews
949 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,227 helpful votes
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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Thank SarahCorell
Toronto, Canada
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1,088 reviews
465 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 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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