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Masfout Museum

Masfout Museum

Masfout Museum stands high up on the rocky hill overlooking the fertile plains, where Masfout Fort was well-positioned to spot any unwanted visitors coming to attack, mostly bandits. Higher still on the hill opposite is Al Buma Watchtower which commands a view not only of

Bithna Fort and hiking trail

Bithna Fort, Nature Trail and Hiking

Bithna Fort Bithna Fort is an 18th-century fort which had a very strategic location on one of the main trade routes. The area was much fought over not only by local tribes but also by Omanis. As you enter the fort itself, you’ll notice the

National Museum of Ras al Khaimah

National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is currently still under refurbishment so you might want to wait a few weeks. It’s still well worth a visit now though National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah Like some other museums in the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah

Awhala Fort

Awhala Fort

Awhala Fort is on a hidden plain between the Hajar mountains in Southern Fujairah. Although the main part of the fort couldn’t be dated, the locals believe it has been there for around 250 years. What’s more exciting though is that it was built on

Wadi al Helo

Wadi Al Helo

Wadi Al Helo is one of Sharjah’s several enclaves. Just off the old Kalba Road, the valley lies on the old caravan trade route and has applied to be listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site as part of the Gateway to the Trucial States. Helo,

Al Miqsar Village

Al Miqsar Village

Update 2021: The village has undergone many changes since this post. It is currently being turned into a hotel. The village also has houses, stores, and a mosque all built of rock and clay. The rocks used were very large and some of the buildings,

The Governor's Palace

The Governor’s Palace, Masafi Ras Al Khaimah

A little known treasure in Masafi is the Governor’s Palace not far from the fort. It lies within the Fujairah territory of Masafi and was home to Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al Sharqi although it was more of a stopover when travelling to other parts

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