Umm Al Quwain Fort
Umm Al Quwain Fort
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Professor_UK
London, UK101 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
When you have had enough of Dubai sky scrapers and the endless Malls, and want to see the real UAE, and the desert - I would recommend that you hire a car and travel out to see so much more of the UAE. 30 mins to 1 hour out of Dubai and you will see a beautiful landscape and experience so much more of UAE. Its super safe, roads are modern, and easy to drive and navigate. Dubai is just one arab emirate, there are so many small emirates (towns) that make up the UAE which are only a short drive out of Dubai.
We always hire a car when on holiday, it gives you so much more freedom. Driving in Dubai is fine, no problems. Nice straight roads, just follow the sat nav. or use your smart phone.
It is well worth driving out of Dubai to visit the other Arab Emirates that make up the UAE. There are plenty of clean rest stations along the route and the usual fast food outlets at petrol pumps. We drove to Umm Al Quwain, along the coast, and found some lovely secluded beaches, forts, a wadi, and beach buggy rides. Plenty to see and eat on route. Visited Sharjah. We also drove to Ras Al-Khaimah through the mountains. Lots of Wadi's on route.
Written May 13, 2023
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70ava
Beijing, China1,002 contributions
Feb 2023
We did not expect much but were pleasantly surprised by this place. It is a fort which houses a museum, and it was well preserved. There are some interesting stories and artifacts but most of all it gives you a great understanding of how simple life was before oil was discovered. It stands as a sheer contrast to Dubai huge development. I would strongly recommend spending some time here.
Written February 11, 2023
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Albert B
13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A quick look back into the past...a beautiful place to see how we grow and learned... Beautiful place, when you visit Umm Al Quinn you need to visit this place
Written June 26, 2022
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mdamador
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Very genuine fort
More effort could be done to share about the history of Emirate
A spot for pictures from the fort with the sea on the background would be priceless
Written April 4, 2021
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Wes H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates84 contributions
Mar 2020
Not often opened but was lucky one Saturday- no one else around. Well restored fort kept in good condition. Interesting history of feuds in UaQ.
Written February 2, 2021
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,680 contributions
Mar 2020
Umm Al Quwain Fort, sometimes also called Fort Al Ali, lies in the center of the city with the same name, in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain.
Umm Al Quwain Fort was built in 1786 by Sheikh Rashid I bin Majid Mu'alla. It had to protect the town and harbor and was used as the Sheikh's residence and a seat for his Government.
In 1929 the ruling Sheikh, Hamad bin Ibrahim Al Mu'alla, was shot by 2 of his cousins in the western tower in an attempt to take overpower. The people of Umm Al Quwain however were furious, and the cousins took shelter in the fort. Several notables decided that the best course of action was to destroy the fort with the use of a cannon. This failed when the cousins shot the people who were towing the cannon towards the fort. After that a moat was dug around the fort which was filled with palm leaves. These were set alight after which also the fort fell prey to the fire, killing the rebellious cousins.
Umm Al Quwain Fort kept its role as Sheikh's residence and seat of Government up until 1969. After that it turned into a police station. In 2000 it opened as a museum after a restoration.
The fort has a rectangular ground plan with one round corner tower and a larger round tower in the west wall.
At present Umm Al Quwain Fort houses the Umm Al Quwain National Museum which can be visited for a fee of 4 AED.
Nearby are the remains of the city wall of 1820.
Written March 12, 2020
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Smith
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,884 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went this site 4 years ago and i still keep good memories of it

What for me gives this place the value is the well maintained status of the site and the simplicity of it

It value the visit

We will continue to come back
Written October 13, 2019
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Mariana Marinho
Sao Paulo, SP193 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Wonderful museum, with all history, well contextualized and nice to visit!
We loved it and spent almost 2h reading and observing the very detailed scenarios!
great!!!
Mariana
Written August 26, 2019
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Shell6257
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Interesting to see the progress of the Emirates in such a short space of time. Found this fort really interesting as it shows air conditioning as in the Olden days
Written August 4, 2019
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Nigel Gough
Malaga, Spain83 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This visit was included on our hop on jhop off bus tour ticket. Interesting and well presented museum with much f the museum in AC controlled rooms which made walking around a pleasant experience..
Written July 12, 2019
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