Awhala Fort

Awhala Fort, sometimes also spelled as Wahlah or Wahalah, lies in the village of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

Awhala Fort was probably built somewhere in the first part of the 18th century. Archeological excavations showed that the Islamic fort was built on the site of a much earlier fortified settlement dating back to the 8th century B.C. I could not find any other historical information, if you know more, please mail me.

The fort has a small rectangular ground plan with one round watch tower and 2 buildings around a courtyard. Next to the fort are visible foundations of earlier dwellings. The fort is situated on a ridge overlooking the wadi that runs next to the village. Between 2003 and 2005 it was restored.

Awhala Fort can now freely be visited during daytime, although you will have to sign the guestbook of the guard. A nice little fort.


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Awhala Fort

Awhala Fort, sometimes also spelled as Wahlah or Wahalah, lies in the village of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

Awhala Fort was probably built somewhere in the first part of the 18th century. Archeological excavations showed that the Islamic fort was built on the site of a much earlier fortified settlement dating back to the 8th century B.C. I could not find any other historical information, if you know more, please mail me.

The fort has a small rectangular ground plan with one round watch tower and 2 buildings around a courtyard. Next to the fort are visible foundations of earlier dwellings. The fort is situated on a ridge overlooking the wadi that runs next to the village. Between 2003 and 2005 it was restored.

Awhala Fort can now freely be visited during daytime, although you will have to sign the guestbook of the guard. A nice little fort.


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