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Reviewed 26 January 2019

Site of the British victory and future establishment of the Trucial States in 1819, this little fort sits on a hilltop with nice 360 views. Parking lot at the bottom and a winding, but moderate staircase to the top. Follow the signs to Dhaya Guest House and park there. Free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Most visitors will be underwhlelmed by first impressions.
However I recommend that one does a bit of historical research to appreciate what went on here during its occupation. - Then it becomes all so meaningful. The view - The battles - The hardship
Also it is sad to see the walls damaged by thoughtless visitors who scrawl their names on the compacted mud walls. - Senseless attitude
Worth a (pre-informed) visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank env300
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Of the two forts we saw in our afternoon trip, this was by far the better one.
Don’t expect any grand structures or military insights but it’s certainly a good view at sunset and a fun thing to do if you’re in RAK.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoyBrowce
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The well-preserved Dhayah Fort, that was still in use in the 19th century during battles against the british, is nicely located on a hill which provides an amazing view on a natural mangrove and the Arabic sea. A perfect spot to watch the sunset.
It is 20 km north from the town center but it really worths the trip!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Benjamin M
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

It is a very small old fort that was kept without restoration, in fact some walls and two small rooms. Reaching the fort is through a long stair build by rocks, the stair is new but still difficult to climb.
don't expect alot at the top, you can take some nice photos of the palm trees and nearby city, but you will need more time to rest first.

Date of experience: September 2017
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