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“one of the best forts in Fujairah Emirate”
Review of Al Hayl Castle

Al Hayl Castle
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Fujairah
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Reviewed March 14, 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

It is a hidden fort: there are days when nobody is showing

the caretaker is very friendly, shows you around, takes picture with and of you

the fort is mid-sized, well maintained with great view of the surroundings

no entry fee, but pls tip the caretaker

1  Thank Gabr_Docker
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Reviewed November 23, 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; and as the darkness descended, the starry sky with a lighted fort.

If you decide to go earlier in the afternoon, you can enjoy hiking through the adjacent wadi and farms. Overall a very pleasant area and worth a visit.

5  Thank Shafeeq H
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Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

This is fort is nice and old. Reaching there should have a good car, at least a SUV car. The drive is very good and little adventures since there is proper road to reach there.

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Drive out from the main road in Fujairah to discover this amazing place. The castle is perched on a hill, surrounded by the village buildings that it was originally intended to protect. Excellent restoration. Plus an interesting drive through the mountains to reach. Worth making the effort to visit

2  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

We arrived reasonably early in the morning. The guide came out to welcome us and let us into the compound. He showed us around the main buildings of the house and the fort, letting us climb up the steps and ladders to higher floors, and explaining about how people used each of the rooms.
We gave him a tip before leaving.

1  Thank Hannah P
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