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“One of the best forts in the UAE”
Review of Al Hayl Castle

Al Hayl Castle
Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Fujairah
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

This fort is very accessible from Fujariah, paved road almost all the way (except for a few small breaks) and any car can reach the fort. You drive through a narrow laned village on the way and you almost feel like you're in Italy or Spain. The fort is good, a man can show you around the centre fort, or you can explore the outer buildings yourself. We climbed to the top of the tower (up aged wooden ladders) which was a fun and different experience.

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Reviewed February 8, 2012

The place is off city centre in the new route 84 from Dubai to Fujairah. There is a signboard that points right from the signal next to the under construction city centre. You have to go through small town and the road ends at an old castle/fort which is about the size of a majlis. (Do not be confused by a 'dead end' sign. Keep going)The ruler of Fujairah is said to have lived here about more than a century back.

You can find patches of greenery amidst the barren hills as if someone had forgotten a plantation there on his way somewhere. The fort will be a delight especially to kids who love scrambling up bamboo poles that serve as stairways to windtowers.

Do not expect to see some impressive architectural marvel of some scale. It looks, at best, a small villa in a yard with some outhouses, but it does transport you into an era and a way of life that comes across as quaint and interesting. Everything is basic and simple, as the hills and wadis that surround the place.

There are some staff that take you around and explain the place to you; they appeared eager to help.

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