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“Al Maqtaa Fort”
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Al Maqtaa Fort
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Private Abra Boat Cruise in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Al Maqtaa Fort”
Reviewed 26 December 2012

This fort has a very valuable signification to the history of the Abu Dhabi. It may not look like much but do go to see it as it is a very historical site indeed. It has a rich history and holds a valuable story of life in the past. If you are standing near this or viewing it just from a car from the bridge, know you are standing on the grounds of a very important historical land in time.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Worth a look”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Doesn't look that big from the outside (or even from within the gates of the fort) but there is a good sized exhibition area underground.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A piece of history right in Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

The fort is a reminder of how far the emirates have come in such a short time. The grand vision of Sheik Zayed to use the sovereign wealth of his nation to build a modern city which has conquered the desert.
The fort takes us back to the time before the Abu Dhabi that we know. The sand, the heat, date palms adobe construction remind us how tough the Emirates people are to have thrived in this environment and how water can be so precious..

Visited September 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
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“Ancient, but at the moment useless”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Maqtaa fort is ancient piece of history in abu dhabi, but very difficult to access and its pretty much useless going there. If you want , just take a picture of it as you drive by as you cross the Maqtaa bridge. Unfortunately they have not utilized this historical site much.

Visited February 2011
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 attraction reviews
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“Shame its underused”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

This could be a great visitor center. However, having restored it, the fort has been closed to visitors . . . ! I look forward to when it will be properly resourced so that the history of Abu Dhabi's early days can be properly displayed.

Visited February 2011
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