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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Al Jahili Fort reviews
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 »
The fort may stand in the centre of Al Ain but you could be forgiven thinking you had stepped back in time. The Fort houses a fascinating collection of photographs of Wilfred Thesiger. He is was an...
The fort may stand in the centre of Al Ain but you could be forgiven thinking you had stepped back in time. The Fort houses a fascinating collection of photographs of Wilfred Thesiger. He is was an... more »
There is a big and nice public park there. Good place for family and friends gathering.. Security, parking, kids playing grounds and WCs are available. The parking on the main street are paid.. but at the back side is free.
Awesome to visit in morning time. Day time is just extremely hot with no shades. But it feels like so in nature for a while. Family friendly. Loads of spaces for kids to play.
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