Situated behind the Police Headquarters in the old town this is a truly fascinating fort. It was originally built in 1749 and was the residence of the ruling Al Qasimi family until the early 1960s. The museum houses an intriguing collection of archaeological artefacts from the numerous sites in the emirate, including Julfar, an ancient port.
Dhayah Fort about 15 kilometres from the town of Ra’s al-Khaimah is in a very scenic location with wonderful views of the mountains and sea. This is a strategic military fortification that played a major role in the history of the UAE. The fort overlooks the village of Shimal, also the location of a significant archaeological site. Nearby, remarkable gold pieces that were hung around the neck were found in long narrow tombs from about 4,000 to 3,300 years ago.
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