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Al Maqtaa Fort

Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Al Maqta Fort is one of the first trading places in history of Abu Dhabi. Al Maqta Fort location was very important in earlier years in UAE because it was bridge of trading and place where they can cross the 2 islands. It is really...More

Thank SN S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

In a place where everything seems shiny and bright and new, nice to see a remnant of the past, albeit rather small and seemingly insignificant. Can easily take a peek along your travels; not needing a prolonged visit.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The 200-year old Al Maqtaa Fort is one of the most enigmatic old sights and the old guardian of the city! At the time it was built, Abu Dhabi was little more than a small fishing and trading port, and the isolated fort was used...More

Thank Puha P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It's a very beautiful historical place for those who interest in the history but not attractive for youngers

Thank hashammumtaz
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The museum itself is still closed so not much to do here. You can pass by in the car for 10 minutes and have a look at the view only. It is actually pretty easy to get to.

1  Thank LondonXYZ1973
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
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