Al Hayl Fort

Historic Site in Fujairah City

Built around 1830, this well-preserved fort is tucked deep into the jagged Hajar Mountains near the village of Al Hayl, about 13km southwest of Fujairah. There’s usually a caretaker to show you around (tip appreciated). Best when the sun is low.

To get there (usually possible without 4WD), turn south off Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hwy near the Fujairah City Centre mall and follow signs.