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Sultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful arabic type of ground very photogenic, just need to be aware that it's an outdoor area so be aware of the heat!

Thank manucanuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with 2 children, 3 adults. Free entry, always a bonus. Really interesting old fort which has been restored using traditional methods & there is an excellent video you can watch about the project while a lovely gentleman brings you complentary dates & Arabic...More

1  Thank highlandfire
Reviewed 31 August 2018

If you visit in August like we did be prepared for heat! Around 50 degrees at 4pm, but that's all part of the experience, take car if arriving by car and using a sat nav or mobile app, they direct you to the entrance, not...More

1  Thank Neil H
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This fort, located in the Jahill Park, is not big yet very interesting. It is one of the oldest, if not thee oldest, buildings in the UAE. Its edifice is the largest in the world made of mud brick. It was occupied by Oman Scouts...More

1  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful center city attraction with an awesome photographic exhibition. Perfect hot weather place to visit.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Al Jahili Fort is an architectural monument and one of the oldest forts of Al Ain. It is very small and located inside Jahili Park which exists in the heart of the city. Like other museums, the fort is also having artifacts and different types...More

2  Thank NoorAliAbbas
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Great fort this protect against dates and security great Shikha Zayed 1st ask to build for as a summer vacation house. And after few time Oman scout held that place. Currently they have some exhibition going on that is permanent by English painter. Get many...More

1  Thank pkranpl38
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Located on the perimeter of Jahili Park across from the Rotana Hotel and the 'pink' palace, Al Jahili Fort is an interesting place to visit. During the cooler months, it often hosts evening concerts under the stars which is the best time to visit this...More

Thank 423carlad
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We visited this fort primarily to view the "wedding cake like" keep. However, we were blown away by the excellent exhibition of phortographs by Wilfred Thesiger who travelled the desert as a Bedouin would and recorded their way of life.

1  Thank marvelmartin
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A must see while in the area there are great artifacts and pictures and stories of how the people Use to travel across the Desert for trading and taking supplies to Commerce in the larger areas Where the population was

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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.