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Al Hayl Castle

E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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one of the best forts in Fujairah Emirate

one of the best forts to visit in Fujairah Emirate 20 minutes drive from the city. About half... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Well maintained and situated in scenic surroundings

We stayed the afternoon in this area and beyond to sunset. The access is a winding scenic road... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Shafeeq H
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E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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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 23 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

3  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 29 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
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are in Fujairah this is a must stop. A part of local history dating back to the Iron age, also the view from the top is amazing. I recommend hiking up the ridge adjacent to the castle as well, even bringing a picnic...More

1  Thank BryanandMaria
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always take visitors here, its a nice drive out to the countryside area of Fujairah. Theres usually a guy around who can tell you what the places are, give him a tip for his time. A very pleasant hour or two can be spent...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Al Hayl Castle is a castle and is located in Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 231 metres. Latitude: 25°5'6.54" Longitude: 56°13'26" Worth Seeing it one time to understand the local culture

Thank Satish R
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The place is located in a pretty remote area away from the usual hustle and noise that you find in UAE. Located right between the hills, its a great place to spend a couple of quiet hours! Recommended.

Thank travellerajat
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Castle is no doubt well maintained, larger than other forts in the vicinity however the access road to this castle is the real fun. It goes within the mountains and on a rocky off road track.

Thank ashfaqanwer
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Hi Jaison, Can you tell me what are the Al Hayl castle visiting hours? Also what other attractions are there to be explored in Fujairah, kalba and masafi area?
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
Hi I plan to visit this place on Thursday. Can you give me some information on the timings of this place, if any? I think viewing the sunset from this place would be spectacular!
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