Al Bithnah Fort
Al Bithnah Fort
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Escape To Find Peace
United Arab Emirates677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
You can finish the site seeing within 20mins max. It is a small fort in Fujairah. You can access by bus or car to this place. No entrance fee is required. Visit anytime between 8am until 5pm except friday (2.30pm until 4.30pm)! restrooms are available outside the fort. No food stalls are there.
Written 13 August 2021
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Expat Adrian
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Al Bithna Fort is located in the village of Al Buthna, 13 kilometres west of Fujairah. It’s a bit of an ‘Indiana Jones’ adventure to reach the Fort, you will need to drive off bitumen road and through a riverbed to get to it however Google Maps will get you to the front gate no problems. Originally built in the early 1700’s, the Fort has been destroyed a number of times, most recently in the early 1970’s. It’s not clear how much of the current Fort is original however some information I have found indicates the Fort was restored from original blocks of burnt clay. Unfortunately the Fort was closed due to COVID 19 however I did manage to get some interesting photos from the riverbed.
Written 30 September 2020
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,900 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Al Bithnah Fort lies next to the village of the same name, in the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Bithnah Fort was built in 1735. Others say it was built as a result of Wahabi incursions in the area, following the Battle of Bithnah that occurred here in 1745.
It holds a controlling view over the Wadi Ham and the village on the other side of the wadi. The wadi used to be the main route from the coastal city of Fujairah through the Hajar Mountains to Manama on the other side. It was restored in first decade of the 21st century.
Al Bithnah Fort has a rectangular ground plan with 2 sturdy round corner towers on the side of the wadi.
At present Bithnah Fort can be visited for free, although you will have to sign the guestbook of the guard.
Written 5 March 2020
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK1,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The visit was part of a trip organised by the cruise company , the day up to then had been quite uninteresting, and this was the final stop of he tour. The fort is small and is just off the main road . It was built around 1670 and recently restored.It was almost destroyed by the British. There is a steep incline to get to the port and not a great deal to see inside .
Written 13 March 2019
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Shetha A
Birmingham, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
It is an amazing place to visit. It needs some rails for the stairs specially for the safety of children.
Written 17 January 2019
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SergioNero
Samara, Russia58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The fort is not really special... it’s located in a relatively good location, close to the main road. Better if you have a SUV; Once you’re out of the highway, the road is rough. The gate to the fort was opened but no people were seen around. Toilets were locked. A sight that worth 5 minute visit maximum...
Written 15 April 2018
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Makshum
UAE301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We reached the place at around 5.30 pm. A small entrance was open but the fort was locked with no sign of any human presence in the surroundings. We were just roaming around assuming that no chance of getting inside. Then suddenly we noticed one little guy in the office passing from one room to another. We approached him and he seemed to be quite unwilling to even respond. When we said we came all the way from Ajman, he opened the door of the fort and showed us inside with some description and history. We were inside for around 20 minutes, came out and signed the visitors book. We gave him a little tip. We then sat outside for sometime and the guy served us tea and biscuits. His tea was great. Then we spoke about his story of coming here. I asked him how he lives here alone and whether there is any supernatural incident. He never saw anything but he heard a story about a young man lived nearby who was affected with such activity. Finally we left the place after around one hour. He requested us to visit again. The unwilling guy at first sight became very intimate at the end. It was a pleasant visit.
Written 24 December 2017
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320globetrotter
Reading, UK81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This is located away fro the main town with no proper road links, just a rough track. There were no visitors and the Fort was locked, though the grounds were accessible. It is surrounded by palm groves and a village area.
Written 23 August 2017
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Mylene_Laurent
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This Fort on the way to Fujairah is a great place to visit, we often take visitors there as it is a bit off the beaten path. The fort has been nicely renovated and the watchman gives a little tour of the fort (do not ask him other questions as he only knows the speech he was taught to learn!).
Written 10 April 2017
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YBS911
Washington DC53 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
This place is off the beaten path with no improved road to reach it. Its a great little fort but has nothing to offer in the way of historical context. Sad that there is no effort put into this fort to make it a real attraction because it is a cute place. One poor little guy there to just unlock the place but there is nothing and I mean nothing to see here. Sorry to give this news. Go into the city of Fujariah and enjoy the beach.
Written 5 April 2017
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