Few weeks before our staycation at Fujairah, Kuya V’s Social Studies homework was to gather pictures of fort’s found in United Arab Emirates. Fort is a building designed to defend the country and sorrounded by troops.
He was so excited to finally see the fort in real life. (A personal note for my husband) Travelling with kids is not just about visiting amusement parks, it is a perfect way to teach them about history too.
Al Hayl Palace & Fort (also known Sheikh Abdullah Palace) as was built around 1930 and was the home of UAE’s late ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi, may God bless his soul.
Did you notice the semi-oval cupboard in the photo’s above, it is where things like prayer mat and clothes are stored. The kids and I managed to climb till the second floor, stairs were narrow and difficult to manouver when carrying a toddler. Dad however climbed till the top floor that had a good view of the whole square and the mountains.
The square had a big ground area, perfect to hold parties and have kids just run around.
Rising 40 meters on top the valley is Al Hayl Fort, it’s strategic location overseas all roads leading to Fujairah.
This is just our first stop as we explore the rich history of Fujairah.
Al Hayl Fort & Square is open on weekdays between 8:30 am – 1:30 pm / 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Friday 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm. This were the times written by the caretaker, better call Fujairah Tourism.
For more information visit http://www.fujairahtourism.ae