Falaj Al Mualla Towers

The Falaj Al Mualla Towers stand in the town of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates.

The town is an oasis town and its name translates to water channel (falaj) of (al) Mualla. The Falaj Al Mualla Towers were built in the first part of the 19th century by Sheikh Abdullah I bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, who reigned from 1816 till 1853. They served to protect the oasis, together with Falaj Al Mualla Fort. The towers were restored in 2007. I don't have any other historical information about these towers. If you know more; please mail me.

When I visited Falaj Al Mualla, I knew there were 3 towers; the Northern Tower, the Al Wastany Tower and the Bin Halles Tower. I was able to find the last 2, but the Northern Tower eluded me. I only learned of its location after I had returned home. So I hope to once return to visit the Northern Tower too. Also, even though I know the names of the towers I did visit, I don't know which is which. If you can tell me that, please do.

The west tower can freely be visited, the east tower is fenced off. Two nice towers of which I liked the west one the most because of its location on top of a red sand dune on the edge of town.


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The west tower

The east tower

Falaj Al Mualla Towers

The Falaj Al Mualla Towers stand in the town of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates.

The town is an oasis town and its name translates to water channel (falaj) of (al) Mualla. The Falaj Al Mualla Towers were built in the first part of the 19th century by Sheikh Abdullah I bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, who reigned from 1816 till 1853. They served to protect the oasis, together with Falaj Al Mualla Fort. The towers were restored in 2007. I don't have any other historical information about these towers. If you know more; please mail me.

When I visited Falaj Al Mualla, I knew there were 3 towers; the Northern Tower, the Al Wastany Tower and the Bin Halles Tower. I was able to find the last 2, but the Northern Tower eluded me. I only learned of its location after I had returned home. So I hope to once return to visit the Northern Tower too. Also, even though I know the names of the towers I did visit, I don't know which is which. If you can tell me that, please do.

The west tower can freely be visited, the east tower is fenced off. Two nice towers of which I liked the west one the most because of its location on top of a red sand dune on the edge of town.


Gallery

The west tower

The east tower