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Fujairah East Coast Tour with Visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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Fujairah is an emirate on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, lying along the Gulf of Oman. It’s known for its beaches and the Hajar Mountains, which run through much of the emirate. In the south, the city of Fujairah is home to the massive Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with its towering white minarets. Overlooking the city is Fujairah Fort, a reconstructed 17th-century fortress featuring round and square towers.
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Expat Adrian wrote a review Sep. 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates498 contributions103 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Vladimir M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,275 contributions416 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Roslyn138 wrote a review Mar. 2019
Wrexham, United Kingdom415 contributions199 helpful votes
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 .
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Date of experience: March 2019
Shetha A wrote a review Jan. 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
It is an amazing place to visit. It needs some rails for the stairs specially for the safety of children.
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Date of experience: January 2019
SergioNero wrote a review Apr. 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates49 contributions19 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: April 2018
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