Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jahli Fort

Before dinner today we took a jaunt over to Jahli Fort, a tradition mud brick fort dating back to 1898. It is located right next to Jahli Park. It is one of Al Ain's oldest landmarks and is it's largest fort. Unfortunately, the fort is current closed due to an exciting conservation and restoration project that will preserve this historic site as well as transform it into a visitor destination. The plans include a new visitor information center, exibition gallery, and a walk-through audio-visual installation of the history and development of Al Ain City.

While we didn't have the opportunity to go inside, we could peak through the doors of this large square shaped fort with three towers. It then opened up an opportunity to run over for play at Jahli Park where we ran into good mum friends we have met here. It will be exciting to return to the fort when the project is completed.

(First photo taken from Webshots)


heidi said...

the slightly open door shot is awesome!

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Heidi. It makes you want to take a peek doesn't it?

Gwen said...

Love the fort!! Wish I could visit. Does this work?? This is my first shot at this blog business!:)

rinse repeat said...

Gorgeous photos-they make me feel all bitten by the travel bug. Rather jealous of all your fabulous little jaunts while you're abroad!