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

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A piece of history but when is it open?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Address: New Al Maqtaa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

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