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Sultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 November 2015

With much historical importance highlights the heritage of UAE, having exhibitions and beautiful architecture is properly maintained.

3  Thank jojo5222
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We stayed in a hotel just across from this fort and had to go and see what it was all about. There is a small museum-like exhibition with history about the old Al Ain and the fort. Quite nice to be able to walk around...More

1  Thank JeLundgren
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting renovated fort located in the center of the city. Entrance free of charge. Used to be the summer residence of the ruling family and then became the headquarter of the trucial scouts. Currently there is a temp expo about the adevnturer Thesiger showing...More

1  Thank Ndidouya
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Out of the interest of this historical place is the photo expo done by an english man during the 40's. Worth to visit

Thank LALEX75
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This Fort has a very nice photo collection of Wilfred Thesiger, originally born in Addis Ababa, it is for me one of the most intrepid explorers of all times. The exhibition has some of his best shots (and he had taken more than 38000) of...More

Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The Wilfred Thesiger or "Mubarak Bin London" photo exhibition is a voyage through time back to the Bedouin life in Al Ain city in the UAE region in the mid forties. Documenting his trips with his personal camera during his trips throughout the deserts of...More

1  Thank TetaSusu
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a great asset to Al Ain, beautifully restored with great displays inside. Easy access with great information.

Thank ActionAdventurer
Reviewed 24 July 2017

While it may seem like just another old fort on the outside, look past the seemingly normality of it and put the original structure in perspective of the era. Ensure you watch the movie in the reception center about the renovation of the fort and...More

Thank Maluza86
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We went here after visiting Qasr Al Muwaijie. It only takes 10 minutes between the 2 locations so you should definitely pass by. The place is also beautifully well kept and the exhibition of Wilfred Thesiger's travels in particular is stunning. Staff are also very...More

Thank LondonXYZ1973
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It was interesting to walk around the grounds, but like the Palace Museum, they could do a lot more to enhance the experience. Even a brochure or something that explained the site and its history. That said, the Thesiger exhibit was outstanding! It made the...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The fort itself is really just walls and some interesting towers. What made it special for me was the wonderful photo exhibition of Wilfred Thesiger that s currently going on.

Thank DRNJ1960
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the fort in the middle of the day when it was pretty hot and empty of people. We weren't allowed to go inside to see the exhibition with a stroller so that made our trip short. It was nice to walk around the...More

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Response from wildlfower777 | Reviewed this property |
Al Jahli Fort is a museum in the heart of the park in Al Ain. It is a restored military fort not a seaport I hope i have answered your question and I have helped you somehow...Thank you.