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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Since I am here in UAE, I was searching for history. And here I found it. While visiting the fort you will get an image of the history of the nation. Free entrance.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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 death of its founder in 1909, the fort became the residence of his eldest son, Khalifa bin Zayid bin Khalifa Al Nayhan.
By the early 1950s, the fort fell into disrepair. It was restored by the British for use as barracks. They added a rectangular defensive wall, including an internal fort and watchtower. Created a large yard. Modern gate were built only after the military use of the fort ended, around the beginning of the 1980s.

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
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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 and recorded by several historical figures. Percy Cox, in his tour to Al Ain in 1905, reportedly visited the Al Jahili region. In 1906, J. G. Lorimer mentioned that the fort was constructed under the rule of Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.[3]

Hours:
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 3–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday 9AM–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–5PM

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiaz K
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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
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