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
We took the whole family here and they all found it interesting and enjoyable. The staff were great and could also offer advice and help. more »
This fort has been rebuilt and it’s fascinating to see how they did it in film and by looking around you. Very interesting exhibition of photos made by British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. We parked... more »
Great place for a short visit. There is very little to do or see, largely because it is so unspoilt and as it was when still a fort. There is a section with a good exhibition of stories, photographs and artefacts about a mid century Lawrence of Arabia type adventurer. Very interesting.
nice place to visit. occasionally there are shows held inside. On normal days the Fort is open from 9am to 5pm. its walkable distance from the Jahili park.
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