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Al Maqtaa Fort

Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“fort tower” (2 reviews)
“history” (13 reviews)
“khalifa” (2 reviews)
Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Place for Pass By Look, Nostalgic place for old people lived here. Was Entry Check point while coming from Dubai.

Thank Siraj K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

As expected we spotted Al Maqtaa Fort from the very impressive Khalifa Bridge going to and from our hotel on Saadiyrat Island.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It is not really something to see or visit. You just drive by and you can have a quick look. The most important thing to know about the fort is its history

Thank carineraza
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lovely place between bridges to make a pictures, although parking is not allowed there. Old fort and a tower both good

Thank Yulia Z
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Al Maqtaa Fort is a little far off and not accessible easily. Nothing that interesting to see. The time taken to go here is not worth it.

Thank aadeshagarwal75
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We first saw this unique Fort tower in the early 80's. Each time we return and look we see it, even today. Research your history and you'll find it an interesting bit of fact. We took a small motorboat and went over once (am told...More

Thank ME A
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Always an intriguing and mysterious structure, it sits on an island between Abu Dhabi Island and the mainland. I know of no tours or any other access to it, sadly.

Thank ruppertbaird
Reviewed 7 December 2016

if you are driving during your stay, i would advise that you drive over this bridge. it is really cool. and you also get brilliant views.

Thank Shoaib H
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Maqta fort is an neglected historical structure in the middle of the concrete jungle in Abu Dhabi. It stands a lone sentry as a lonely reminder of days gone past. This attraction needs no special visit, but chances are you will pass it if...More

3  Thank Binu A
Reviewed 10 October 2016

People interested to see the ancient buildings of this region would like it for its history and its uses back then. A short visit to kill time with family and for photos.

Thank Augustine J
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