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Sultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The Al-Jahili fort was built between 1891 and 1898 by Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. By that time, it consisted only of a square inner fort and a detached round 4-tier watchtower. It was the first fortification protecting the Oasis Al Ain. After the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

I visited here last February,this will be open if there is any programme. The construction is historical. Last Feb,there were many programmes Parades,dog show,Also how the dogs are trained to catch criminals.Also there were traditional foods and stores where we can understand the Arabian culture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 746praveena
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The fort was established in 1891 around the Al Jahili Oasis for the protection of palm farmers.[1] Later it was seized by the former Omani coastal scout for its operation to protect the mountain lanes and to preserve the inter-tribal peace.[2] The fort was mentioned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiaz K
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Jahli Fort is the centerpiece of Al Ain, beautifully restored with excellent information center within. A must visit. especially for musical events. UAE is justly proud of this place and its setting within the main public park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geoffstuart46
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We enjoyed our visit to the Fort on a January morning when it wasn’t very crowded with other tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LSH888
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Lovely visit to the fort. Calm, peaceful and friendly staff. Worth a visit and lots of history to read about.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pilchard_9
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Wanted to do something different from the lights of Dubai so headed to Al Ain. The fort is set in a part and is just really beautiful. Very clean and well done. Some interesting art work inside. Worth a short visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lifenadventure
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The fort built during 1890s has been customary for Abu Dhabi leaders to escape from the intense coastal humidity of the period June-September , to a dredger , more tolerable climate of Al Ain! Today, the first is an interesting museum with its most important...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited this location as part of a tour. If you have a day or two, rent a car and drive from Abu Dhabi. It’s a leisurely and comfortable two hours drive from Abu Dhabi. This will save you our experience of getting a tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank windfootsteps
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Besides the fort structure, there is informative, well organized (and air conditioned) museum inside about fort history, 2h was enough to see the fort and museum. Keep in mind that Friday is a weekend day in UAE, and all attractions open at 3 pm to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from wildlfower777 | Reviewed this property |
Al Jahli Fort is a museum in the heart of the park in Al Ain. It is a restored military fort not a seaport I hope i have answered your question and I have helped you somehow...Thank you.