UAE/Fujairah: Al Hayl Fort

And one more fort – this one in the emirate of Fujairah – Al Hayl Fort. This one is set in a very picturesque location, tucked in the Wadi Al Hayl in the Hajar Mountains. The fort or castle and the accompanying watch tower high on a hill above it were both built in 1830 and were the official abode of the ruling family of Fujairah. The castle and the defensive towers are al built of mudbrick and plaster and look very original and authentic. We got lucky with a guard who not only let us into the otherwise closed fort and even showed us how to climb to the top of the watchtower!