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“Not Many Old Things...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Umm Al Quwain Fort

Umm Al Quwain Fort
Umm Al Quwain Bazaar, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Not Many Old Things...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This place was the residence of the Sheikh of Umm AL Quwain.
It was also a fort and was protecting them from any outside attacks. There is even a small prison inside.
According to UAE locals Umm Al Quwainies were the most fighters amongst all Emirates.
Worth a visit, because not many historical things in UAE, also don't miss its museum.
There is an old fortification also close to it.

Visited May 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The Old UAE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great place which really reminds you just how young the UAE is, and how much history is there. Lots of old photos and documents.

Visited August 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Quaint & Welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Great little fort with welcoming and knowledgable staff. Definately worth a detour on a trip up the UAE coast. They may or may not be open over lunchtime, they were for us at 1pm and we were not charged despite an advertised cost of 4 AED. The tank out front was apparently the first purchased by the newly formed UAE 40 years ago. The fort itself was once the residence of the local ruler and one was murdered by his servant in the early part of the last century. The servant in turn was apparently burnt for his crime inside the fort.

The museum once housed in the rooms ranged around the walls has moved across the road and was closed for lunch when we were there.

Visited December 2011
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