Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: West of 120th Street / Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Rumailah Fort

Al Rumailah Fort lies in the city of Al Ain, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The present twin cities of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and Al Buraimi in Oman were originally a group of oases, separated by desert, centered in an area of some 24 km², just north of the Jebel Hafeet mountain. Originally the whole area was known as Al Buraimi Oasis. In the late 19th and early 20th century a large number of forts and towers were built to solidify Abu Dhabi's control over the western oases and to protect the settlements and oases from roaming bandits.

In 1952 Saudi Arabia sent raiders to capture the Abu Dhabi forts and incorporate the oasis into the Saudi kingdom. Forces from the Trucial Oman Scouts, as well as the army of Muscat-Oman, arrived to recapture the oasis. With British intervention, the Saudi forces surrendered.

After the independence of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, Abu Dhabi and Oman agreed on final borders, dividing the oases. The Abu Dhabi part was then known as Al Ain and the Oman part as Al Buraimi. From then on Al Ain experienced rapid growth, quickly becoming larger and more successful than Al Buraimi. Nowadays Al Ain is a bustling city while Al Buraimi is more like a quiet town.

Al Rumailah Fort was probably built in the early 20th century. It protected the Al Rumailah settlement. I could not find any historical information about this fort. If you know anything, please mail me.

The fort consists of a rectangular tower circled by a nine sided defensive wall. It has been restored in recent decades.

I don't know of Al Rumailah Fort can be visited. It was closed when I came by. Too bad, a nice fort.


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Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: West of 120th Street / Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: West of 120th Street / Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Rumailah Fort

Al Rumailah Fort lies in the city of Al Ain, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The present twin cities of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and Al Buraimi in Oman were originally a group of oases, separated by desert, centered in an area of some 24 km², just north of the Jebel Hafeet mountain. Originally the whole area was known as Al Buraimi Oasis. In the late 19th and early 20th century a large number of forts and towers were built to solidify Abu Dhabi's control over the western oases and to protect the settlements and oases from roaming bandits.

In 1952 Saudi Arabia sent raiders to capture the Abu Dhabi forts and incorporate the oasis into the Saudi kingdom. Forces from the Trucial Oman Scouts, as well as the army of Muscat-Oman, arrived to recapture the oasis. With British intervention, the Saudi forces surrendered.

After the independence of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, Abu Dhabi and Oman agreed on final borders, dividing the oases. The Abu Dhabi part was then known as Al Ain and the Oman part as Al Buraimi. From then on Al Ain experienced rapid growth, quickly becoming larger and more successful than Al Buraimi. Nowadays Al Ain is a bustling city while Al Buraimi is more like a quiet town.

Al Rumailah Fort was probably built in the early 20th century. It protected the Al Rumailah settlement. I could not find any historical information about this fort. If you know anything, please mail me.

The fort consists of a rectangular tower circled by a nine sided defensive wall. It has been restored in recent decades.

I don't know of Al Rumailah Fort can be visited. It was closed when I came by. Too bad, a nice fort.


Gallery

Year of visit
  • 2018

Location

Adress: West of 120th Street / Mohammed Bin Khalifa Street, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates