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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...More
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...More
We wandered all over Al Ain and were pleased by the couple of forts we found, then we stumbled on this one. Like the others it has been restored and it looks great. We particularly liked the setting with the large surrounding gardens. It’s the...More
The Al Jahili Fort counts among the top attractions of Al Ain. It is obviously a key part of of local and Emirati history.
The fort was built in 1891 to protect the Oasis and its date palms, a prized asset at the time. It...More
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...More
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.
The fort was established in 1891 around the Al Jahili Oasis for the protection of palm farmers. 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. The fort was mentioned...More