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“Worth the minimal drive”
Review of Al Hayl Castle

Al Hayl Castle
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Fujairah
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Reviewed September 23, 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 - maybe a little high). Great views of the Wadi below.

1  Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed August 26, 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 arround & tell about the history of the fort. Alos let me get on top of 4th floor for some pix. Highly recommended on anyones Fujairah visit!

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Reviewed July 19, 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
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Reviewed June 26, 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 any problem and Google Maps helps you get there.

Do climb up the ladders to get to the top rooms.

There is nothing in there and all empty but place is maintained. No entry fee No provisions also available

1  Thank Pradeep A
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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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