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worth visiting but a little bit difficult to reach

May it is not the best season, and the road is rugged in some segments and lots of heavy trucks... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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Lot of history in the middle of the mountains.

This site is really worth visiting. The drive up there is off the beaten track style. If you drive... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

May it is not the best season, and the road is rugged in some segments and lots of heavy trucks because of stone excavation. And be aware that they have a midday off during 13:30-16:30. But the guard/guide there is very kind, when I woke...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This site is really worth visiting. The drive up there is off the beaten track style. If you drive a sedan then on 3 points you have to be careful. The road is washed away and gravel and rocks are put back in place. We...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited during April and saw the Wadis en route (which were dry due to no rainfall). The fort itself is in very good condition and you are allowed to enter inside at some points of the day. I think 11am-1pm but we only walked round....More

Thank Boston1989
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Feels thousands miles away from Dubai.. quiet and peaceful. Guide showed us around. Climbing up inside tower is fun but for fit people. Very interesting to see the historical side of UAE

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Al Hayl castle is in the emirates of Fujairah, Those who like archaeological site they can enjoy the castle, the fort, the old mosque and some archaeological sites. and also the surrounding mountains, the valley with dates trees, The Village of Al Hail is located...More

Thank james470
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

The steps have no railing thats the only bad point but once you get to the top the views are amazing!

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Al hayl castle..well maintained...road to alhayl is super..there s a canal...a dam on the way..we can stop at alhail and can to around mountains..on the way lot f donkeys r there..super

1  Thank Fenaz Y
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Google map guide us towards the right direction but had second thoughts when we got into the rough road, thinking that it’s the wrong way and the car may not be able to pass.. We went as soon as one car went to the same...More

1  Thank ardeeyambao
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Al Hayl Castle several times already, as I consider this the only highlight in Fujairah worth showing to visitors. The way to get there is rather hard to find, and the road can be hard to take, especially with a regular rental...More

1  Thank Sven F
Reviewed October 15, 2017

The road to Al Hayl Castle is very straightforward using Google Maps. You will go through a narrow road on the way to the top in between houses of locals living in the area. It might look a bit dodgy at first, but just keep...More

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November 9, 2015|
Response from hidocsiva | Reviewed this property |
There is no as such visiting hours. You can go anytime between 9am to 5pm. Nothing much to see except the small castle. You can go to masafi market. Bithnah fort. Fujairah fort. If friday then must go for bull... More
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September 30, 2015|
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Response from julykum | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don't recommend you to stay there waiting for a sunset. This place is situated deep in the mountins.The locaion of it marked at Tipadvisor is wrong. Correct location is 25°05'05.0"N 56°13'36.2"E. The road leads... More