Fujairah Fort
Fujairah Fort
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,961 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Fujairah Fort lies in the city of the same name, in the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
Although called a fort, I would categorize Fujairah Fort as a castle. It differs distinctively from all other forts in the United Arab Emirates.
Research showed that Fujairah Fort was built between 1500 and 1550. That would be during Portuguese rule over the area, so I think it was probably built by the Portuguese.
It was built on a 20 meters high hill, overseeing the city and the coast, as it is only situated around 2 km from the coast. Fujairah Fort has an irregular ground plan which follows the outline of the rock it was built on. It has 3 round towers and one square tower, which probably served as a keep.
In 1925 Fujairah Fort was restored for a first time. Around 1960 one of the round towers and the square one had collapsed. But they were rebuilt during another restoration between 1998 and 2000.
Fujairah Fort can now be visited during daytime.
Written 5 March 2020
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Waza28
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,070 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
One of the oldest fort in the UAE. Built in the 16th Century it is the largest castle in Fujairah.
The fort is located 2km away from the city.
When I visited the fort the main door was closed. It might be a better idea to visit during the day, that way you might be able to get a look inside. The fort was restored in 1997/2000.
There is also a very old Mosque a few steps away from the fort.
Fujairah Museum is also close by.
Entrance is free.
Written 6 December 2021
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Alan.sco
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
A really nice insight to what the Fort would have felt like and looked like hundreds of years ago!

The Fort has went through a couple of restorations, however it is definitely worth a visit.

Free parking and very photogenic.
Written 8 April 2021
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xanniea
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A great alternative from the usual malls and attractions is visiting UAE forts like this one. You get to learn about their way of living in the past and their history.
Written 21 July 2020
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Rina Cannon (Née Purba)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Visited Fujairah yesterday. Went to Fujairah Fort and it looks awesome. Since it situated at the higher ground, I can see Fujairah city from the fort
Written 17 February 2019
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Omar Bilal Al Tamimi
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
Do you like old fort and old building and UAE old defense buildings, then this is you destination to vist and start taking photos for this old castle in Fujairah. Better to visit in winter
Written 30 May 2022
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AlTraveler
Satellite Beach, FL305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Well preserved and restored fort. Great views from the top. The museum part was a little light on history and artifacts. Well worth a visit.
Written 13 April 2019
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bsabcasey
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Beautiful stone fort in Fujairah. The low stone stairs are easy to climb. Great place for family photos.
Written 7 March 2019
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Jennifer259
Llanelli, UK467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is about 500 years old and is indeed thought to be the oldest fort in UAE.

It is without doubt the biggest fort in the country. It is on top of a hill and looks very imposing from the outside but there is little or nothing to see inside.

The fort was rebuilt between 1650 and 1700. It was renovated in 1925 and in 1965. Fujairah Museum is close by.

Worth a quick photo stop.
Written 30 January 2019
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