Falaj Al Mualla is a quiet oasis town in the Umm Al Quwain desert. The fort is nearly 200 years old and overlooks the sand dunes where more watchtowers stand higher up and offering a clear view for imminent attacks.
The fort itself has the traditional courtyard style with the centre now having a nice green lawn and it’s a lovely place just to sit and enjoy the surroundings and the tranquility.
It now houses a museum with sections depicting Emirati heritage and also an archeological room with exhibits dating back to the first century AD to 6000 BC.
Opening times: Saturday – Thursday 8am-2pm, 5pm – 8pm, Friday 5pm – 8pm
Entrance fee: 5 dhs (it’s always nice to give the caretaker a little extra though)
Be sure to find the other towers around Falaj al Mualla.