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Al Maqtaa Fort

New Al Maqtaa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #40 of 71 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Al Maqtaa fort is located next to the Maqta bridge which links Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland. The Fort is over 200 years old and in the water nearby is a watch tower which is currently being restored. The Fort and watch tower were strategically located on the edge of the island to fend off Bandits. The Fort... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Great site for a beatifull building. Must see inside with large library in basemant. Must tip boat guy to get inside this master piece of islamic arquitecture.

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Shenzhen, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Let's just say that if a fort is like a chess game, then this is only the castle (rook) piece of it. It is just a small sort of tower that is on some rocks surrounded by water. You can't go to it and can only see it from the bridge while passing by. Don't waste your time.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It was hardly a fort, more of a guard tower in the middle of the water and certainly not maintained.

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

between Maqtaa and Sheikh Zayed bridges,when you are drive on bridge you can see it its middle the channel ...No resource looks almost abandoned .. they don't have big history but the have to exhibit it..not this abandoned way..taxi guys using it for their traffic i agree with creeping la..no one bothers to visit this historical place becos it's abandoned?

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Los Angeles, California
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137 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I had a taxi drop me off and the driver even asked me what do you expect to do here. It was very hot out and when I went to go inside it was closed. I don't think anyone bothers coming here since I was the only one here. Luckily the road next to the forts visitor center had plenty... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Yoou can read a lot oh hype but when you get there your expectations take a bit of dunt. stuck between Maqtaa and Sheikh Zayed bridges ther's not a lot to see.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

when you are drive on bridge you can see it its middle the channel and that place i heard its very historcle place

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Gold Coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Abu Dhabi before oil, very interesting. The tour that we did was great to visit the Mosque and to be driven around the city to look.

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