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Al Hayl Castle

E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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A great cultural escape from the city

The road to Al Hayl Castle is very straightforward using Google Maps. You will go through a narrow... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Worth the minimal drive

Forget the nonsense about needing an SUV - there are a few meters of broken up road, but otherwise... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole B
Amman, Jordan
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  • Poor2%
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E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The road to Al Hayl Castle is very straightforward using Google Maps. You will go through a narrow road on the way to the top in between houses of locals living in the area. It might look a bit dodgy at first, but just keep...More

Thank 03IMF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget the nonsense about needing an SUV - there are a few meters of broken up road, but otherwise it is an easy, paved, and well-marked road to the end. Take the guide who lives there (don't forget a tip - we did 25 AED...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing fort on top of mountain, near by the Fujairah airport road, minor off roading needes on parta of the road which is usually swept away by flash floods but the place is amazing to view, onsite guide is always available to show you all...More

Thank Araza86
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A bit of drive from the city through the wadis at the end will get you to this place. It gives insight to how forts played their roles in defence and resources protection

Thank Sami M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It was a long drive from Dubai and a perfect weekend getaway As it is high above the sea level there was wind and cooler than otherwise The drive from Fujairah city to the castle was very good. You can take also your sedan without...More

Thank Pradeep A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

one of the best forts to visit in Fujairah Emirate 20 minutes drive from the city. About half way through there is a 200-metre gravel part in the road. Do not get discouraged: it is short and you can make it with a regular sedan...More

Thank Gabr_Docker
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed the afternoon in this area and beyond to sunset. The access is a winding scenic road through quaint villages, and quite safe. The sunset was quite spectacular in the November, and I was able to capture silhouettes of castle and the surrounding mountains;...More

4  Thank Shafeeq H
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is fort is nice and old. Reaching there should have a good car, at least a SUV car. The drive is very good and little adventures since there is proper road to reach there.

Thank You-traveller
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Drive out from the main road in Fujairah to discover this amazing place. The castle is perched on a hill, surrounded by the village buildings that it was originally intended to protect. Excellent restoration. Plus an interesting drive through the mountains to reach. Worth making...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We arrived reasonably early in the morning. The guide came out to welcome us and let us into the compound. He showed us around the main buildings of the house and the fort, letting us climb up the steps and ladders to higher floors, and...More

Thank Hannah P
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9 November 2015|
Response from hidocsiva | Reviewed this property |
There is no as such visiting hours. You can go anytime between 9am to 5pm. Nothing much to see except the small castle. You can go to masafi market. Bithnah fort. Fujairah fort. If friday then must go for bull... More
Sahim S
30 September 2015|
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Response from julykum | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don't recommend you to stay there waiting for a sunset. This place is situated deep in the mountins.The locaion of it marked at Tipadvisor is wrong. Correct location is 25°05'05.0"N 56°13'36.2"E. The road leads... More