Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain: Address, Phone Number, Al Jahili Fort Reviews: 4/5

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BeeLittle
Downers Grove, IL1,621 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020
This was one of the attractions I have visited while in Al Ain - I really enjoyed the entire area and learning about the history.
Written August 10, 2020
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WarrinerGeographer
Bloxham, UK139 contributions
Step Back in Time
Mar 2020 • Couples
The fort may stand in the centre of Al Ain but you could be forgiven thinking you had stepped back in time. The Fort houses a fascinating collection of photographs of Wilfred Thesiger. He is was an amazing eccentric character that travelled through The Empty Quarter with Bedu people. Stunning life. We had the fort almost to ourselves. Such a fascinating hour or so.
Written March 11, 2020
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Kelly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
Leisure
Feb 2020
Absolutely worth two visits! We went there twice!! Beautiful fort and art exhibits. Absolutely a must visit!
Written February 21, 2020
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Rogerio L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates44 contributions
Cool UAE history. Must visit
Feb 2020
Must do if you visit Al Ain. Simple without much “touristy” things you’d normally find in similar iconic places, but very authentic with awesome history and first hand experience of the old UAE. Our kids loved it!
Written February 8, 2020
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Michael G
Sheffield, UK33 contributions
Beautifully restored fort.
Feb 2020 • Couples
The fort is quite pretty, good photos beckon. Not really much history there.
The photo exhibition of Wilfred Thesiger was much more interesting than I had anticipated. Some great black and white photos of his travels in the region in the 1940s.
Only one book in English in the book store.
Worth popping in for an hour or so if you happen to be passing. Not sure I would make a special trip from Abu Dhabi.
Written February 5, 2020
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Phil
Odessa, Ukraine2,222 contributions
Great history
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed visiting this fort. Its been restored to a great standard. Great small museum with a relaxing lounge free Arabian coffee and wifi. Currently also a photo and an art exhibition. Free entry. Plenty of parking nearby. 2 hours drive from Abu Dhabi.
Written February 1, 2020
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Khalifa A
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates565 contributions
Nice fort to visit
Jul 2019 • Family
Al Jahili Fort is one of the famous forts in Al Ain city.
Very nice place to visit to discover the history of Al Ain.
I recommend visiting this Fort to all people who are coming to visit Al Ani.
Written September 2, 2019
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Dr PAR506
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates238 contributions
Real history! A must see.
Mar 2019 • Family
We took the whole family here and they all found it interesting and enjoyable. The staff were great and could also offer advice and help.
Written May 7, 2019
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Sian58_13
Ashcott,United Kingdom143 contributions
Really interesting fort
Apr 2019 • Couples
This fort has been rebuilt and it’s fascinating to see how they did it in film and by looking around you. Very interesting exhibition of photos made by British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. We parked at the Al Jahili park entrance and it was a lovely walk through, amazing birds everywhere. Really recommend a visit here.
Written April 27, 2019
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Runningdinner
Dubai, United Arab Emirates64 contributions
Great parking policy
Apr 2019 • Couples
Funny place with funny parking policy and security. One of these places where there is plenty of space, but were security takes his role very or too serious. We spend there 15 minutes, but I was guided to a parking lot in the other side of the road were coffee sheds are, despite having plenty of spaces including some in front of the fort ....unfortunately they are for staff....please review your customer happiness approach!
Written April 27, 2019
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