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Al Maqtaa Fort

Address: New Al Maqtaa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #66 of 104 things to do in Abu Dhabi
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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517 reviews 517 reviews
170 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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245 reviews 245 reviews
129 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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