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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Al Jahili Fort is one of the famous forts in Al Ain city. Very nice place to visit to discover the history of Al Ain. I recommend visiting this Fort to all people who are coming to visit Al Ani.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Khalifa A
Reviewed 7 May 2019

We took the whole family here and they all found it interesting and enjoyable. The staff were great and could also offer advice and help.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PAR506
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

This fort has been rebuilt and it’s fascinating to see how they did it in film and by looking around you. Very interesting exhibition of photos made by British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. We parked at the Al Jahili park entrance and it was a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sian58_13
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Funny place with funny parking policy and security. One of these places where there is plenty of space, but were security takes his role very or too serious. We spend there 15 minutes, but I was guided to a parking lot in the other side...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Runningdinner
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

We wandered all over Al Ain and were pleased by the couple of forts we found, then we stumbled on this one. Like the others it has been restored and it looks great. We particularly liked the setting with the large surrounding gardens. It’s the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 5 April 2019

The Al Jahili Fort counts among the top attractions of Al Ain. It is obviously a key part of of local and Emirati history. The fort was built in 1891 to protect the Oasis and its date palms, a prized asset at the time. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2019 via mobile

Since I am here in UAE, I was searching for history. And here I found it. While visiting the fort you will get an image of the history of the nation. Free entrance.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gulzucker
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The Al-Jahili fort was built between 1891 and 1898 by Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. By that time, it consisted only of a square inner fort and a detached round 4-tier watchtower. It was the first fortification protecting the Oasis Al Ain. After the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

I visited here last February,this will be open if there is any programme. The construction is historical. Last Feb,there were many programmes Parades,dog show,Also how the dogs are trained to catch criminals.Also there were traditional foods and stores where we can understand the Arabian culture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 746praveena
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The fort was established in 1891 around the Al Jahili Oasis for the protection of palm farmers.[1] Later it was seized by the former Omani coastal scout for its operation to protect the mountain lanes and to preserve the inter-tribal peace.[2] The fort was mentioned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiaz K
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Response from wildlfower777 | Reviewed this property |
Al Jahli Fort is a museum in the heart of the park in Al Ain. It is a restored military fort not a seaport I hope i have answered your question and I have helped you somehow...Thank you.