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Sharjah Fort - Al Hisn

Hisn Avenue | Al Shuwaihean, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
+971 6 568 5500
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hisn Avenue | Al Shuwaihean, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were on a tour and visited this place with friends. The fort has many displays that explains its history and Sharjah as well. We started off with a guided tour, but then were allowed to roam through the various exhibits, which I found very...More

Thank Hoegaarden987
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This fort is in great shape having been pretty well restored recently. The polygonal tower is unique and there is a great map of all the local towers and forts and their various states of repair. Check out the whipping post out front! At 10...More

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a nice find in the heart of Sharjah. It was AED 20 for two adults and well worth it. We spent about an hour, maybe a bit more, walking through the fort and the various rooms. You get a nice history of the...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went there last month and were fascinated with the atmosphere of the place, very tidy and well organized and the information you get there is difficult to get elsewhere! Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are in that area! Just one thing you...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

surrounded by the cities progress of buildings, this fort is a must visit to absorb the Emirates history. Rooms within the fort hold loads of stories and artifacts. Pleasant to walk around, well renovated, this is a jewel for Sharjah.

Thank ActionAdventurer
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Located at Husband avenue, the Sharjah fort is small, modest and nice place to visit. In front are canons of British time. The ticket is 10 dirhams, but you come to know about history and old culture of the Emirates

4  Thank Inam K
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Very nice place to visit to learn more about the past of Sharjah and its people, culture and history. Visited this place with family and enjoy a lot. There are cafes nearby but toilet is a bit of a challenge - not available. You can...More

1  Thank catbearkiss
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a great attraction with many parts to it including the old fort and prison, suqs and other museums. It is a must see and is great for families. You get to understand what old Sharjah before the oil looked like.

Thank raybon56
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Sharjah Fort is a small, restored fortification close to the newly (and ongoingly) renovated heritage district. It is certainly worth a short visit, perhaps 30 minutes.

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This ancient fort was once a prison. Outside there is a row of cannons which adds to the armosphere of the Fort. It costs 10 Dirhams to enter; many of the other museums are free. There was information posted by the doors of the different...More

Thank noorcaughley
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