Fujairah Fort

Fujairah Fort lies in the city of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

Although called a fort, I would definitely catergorize Fujairah Fort as a castle. It differs distinctively from all other forts in the United Arab Emirates.

Research showed that Fujairah Fort was built between 1500 and 1550. That would be during Portugese rule over the area, so I think it was probably built by the Portugese. Research also showed that it was rebuilt between 1650 and 1700.

It was built on a 20 meters high hill, overseeing the city and the coast, as it is only situated around 2 km from the coast. Fujairah Fort has an irregular ground plan which follows the outline of the rock it was built on. It has 3 round towers and one square tower, which probably served as a keep.

In 1925 Fujairah Fort was restored for a first time. Around 1960 one of the round towers and the square one had collapsed. But they were rebuilt during another restoration between 1998 and 2000.

Fujairah Fort can now be visited during daytime. Sadly enough it was closed when I came by. Too bad, I was very curious about its interior.


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Fujairah Fort

Fujairah Fort lies in the city of the same name, in the emirateĀ of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

Although called a fort, I would definitely catergorize Fujairah Fort as a castle. It differs distinctively from all other forts in the United Arab Emirates.

Research showed that Fujairah Fort was built between 1500 and 1550. That would be during Portugese rule over the area, so I think it was probably built by the Portugese. Research also showed that it was rebuilt between 1650 and 1700.

It was built on a 20 meters high hill, overseeing the city and the coast, as it is only situated around 2 km from the coast. Fujairah Fort has an irregular ground plan which follows the outline of the rock it was built on. It has 3 round towers and one square tower, which probably served as a keep.

In 1925 Fujairah Fort was restored for a first time. Around 1960 one of the round towers and the square one had collapsed. But they were rebuilt during another restoration between 1998 and 2000.

Fujairah Fort can now be visited during daytime. Sadly enough it was closed when I came by. Too bad, I was very curious about its interior.


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