Khatt Fort

Khatt Fort lies in a small and quiet town with the same name, in the emirateĀ of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

Khatt Fort was probably built in the 19th century. I guess it served to protect the oasis and the local therapeutic hot springs, together with 3 watch towers. The fort was used as the residence of the ruling family of Ras Al Khaimah up until the early 1960's. Up until recent years the fort was in use as the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum, but this museum is now in Ras Al Khaimah Fort. I have no other historical information about this fort. If you know more; please mail me.

The fort has an irregular ground plan, dominated by a sturdy eliptical tower.

At present Khatt Fort is being restored so it can not be visited. A simple fort but I liked the tower.


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Khatt Fort

Khatt Fort lies in a small and quiet town with the same name, in the emirateĀ of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

Khatt Fort was probably built in the 19th century. I guess it served to protect the oasis and the local therapeutic hot springs, together with 3 watch towers. The fort was used as the residence of the ruling family of Ras Al Khaimah up until the early 1960's. Up until recent years the fort was in use as the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum, but this museum is now in Ras Al Khaimah Fort. I have no other historical information about this fort. If you know more; please mail me.

The fort has an irregular ground plan, dominated by a sturdy eliptical tower.

At present Khatt Fort is being restored so it can not be visited. A simple fort but I liked the tower.


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