Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Castle · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Built in 1891, Al Jahili Fort stands as a historic structure surrounded by landscaped gardens with collections from past adventure expeditions. The fort was erected to protect the city's palm groves, and through the years has acted as the headquarters for Oman Trucial Scouts and as a governor residence. Walk around this landmark and view exhibitions on Zayed I and British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, including finds from his 1940s expedition across Rub Al Khali desert. Using our world travel planner, Al Ain attractions like Al Jahili Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was very impressed with Al Jahili Fort - beautifully restored complex, wonderful photographic exhibition and welcoming staff. We spent about an hour walking around the complex and visiting the... 
    I was very impressed with Al Jahili Fort - beautifully restored complex, wonderful photographic exhibition and welcoming staff. We spent about an hour walking around the complex and visiting the...  more »
  • This was one of the attractions I have visited while in Al Ain - I really enjoyed the entire area and learning about the history. 
    This was one of the attractions I have visited while in Al Ain - I really enjoyed the entire area and learning about the history.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to Al Jahili Fort. The staff are super friendly and the Fort interesting to explore. The best part for me was the Mubarak Bin London exhibition. Wilfred Thesiger was an amazing and inspiring explorer and this exhibition has amazing stories, photos and information about him and his companions. Highly recommended.
  • Excellent place to visit. UAE and their culture is visible here. Big compound and neat design. Visit in evening time and enjoy the place with lots of amazing architecture designs are there. Arabs are great designers based on their geographical locations.

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