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Al Hayl Castle

E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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Al hayl castle..well maintained...road to alhayl is super..there s a canal...a dam on the way..we... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Fenaz Y
via mobile
Quite difficult to locate but worth it

Google map guide us towards the right direction but had second thoughts when we got into the rough... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
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E-99 Rd | Saqamqam, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
972 089 411 73
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Reviewed 4 January 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 9 December 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 4 December 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 15 October 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

2  Thank 03IMF
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Forget the nonsense about needing an SUV - there are a few meters of broken up road, but otherwise it is an easy, paved, and well-marked road to the end. Take the guide who lives there (don't forget a tip - we did 25 AED...More

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing fort on top of mountain, near by the Fujairah airport road, minor off roading needes on parta of the road which is usually swept away by flash floods but the place is amazing to view, onsite guide is always available to show you all...More

Thank Araza86
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

A bit of drive from the city through the wadis at the end will get you to this place. It gives insight to how forts played their roles in defence and resources protection

1  Thank Sami M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It was a long drive from Dubai and a perfect weekend getaway As it is high above the sea level there was wind and cooler than otherwise The drive from Fujairah city to the castle was very good. You can take also your sedan without...More

1  Thank Pradeep A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

one of the best forts to visit in Fujairah Emirate 20 minutes drive from the city. About half way through there is a 200-metre gravel part in the road. Do not get discouraged: it is short and you can make it with a regular sedan...More

1  Thank Gabr_Docker
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed the afternoon in this area and beyond to sunset. The access is a winding scenic road through quaint villages, and quite safe. The sunset was quite spectacular in the November, and I was able to capture silhouettes of castle and the surrounding mountains;...More

5  Thank Shafeeq H
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9 November 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
Sahim S
30 September 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