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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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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

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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

Thank natnoodle11
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There is history here, the fort really is unique even though not the exact accurate architectural structure of the past. I find the evening concerts which are from time to time held here the optimal time for turning back time and melding the past and...More

Thank ME A
Reviewed 2 April 2017

There's an excellent account of Wilfred Thesiger's journeys through the Arabian desert in the 40s and 50s which is fascinating if you're an adventurer too. The exhibition is beautifully mounted and easy to read. I recommend taking the time to soak it up. The fort...More

Thank Ann Marie S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This fort was being readied for a concert so one had to bear that in mind when viewing it internally. I came first at sunset and it was well worth just walking around the exterior. The next day I visited again and concentrated on 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.