Ras al Khaimah: Dhayah Fort, Castle On Top of the Mountain

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Ras al-Khaimah  is a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name could be taken to mean Top of the tent or on instead headland of the small hut.

Ras al Khaimah: Dhayah Fort, Castle On Top of the Mountain

Ras al Khaimah: Dhayah Fort, Castle On Top of the Mountain

The city has two main sections, Old Ras Al Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. It consists of a northern part where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is located, and a large inland exclave in the south close to Hatta, and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf. Ras al-Khaimah has the most fertile soil in the nation because of a larger share in rainwater and underground water flows from the mountains of Omani.

Dhayah Fort is the lone castle standing on top of a hilly bank in the UAE, which was utilized by promodial tribes as an armed zone to defense against aggressors.

Ras Al Khaimah: Dhayah Fort is the only castle standing atop a mountainous dune in the UAE, which was used by ancient tribes as an armed zone to protect against the aggressors.

Notable accounts on the Dhayah Fort evidently prove that it has been applied by guerrillas that struggled the aggressors. The fort can lodge maximum numbers of individuals, however it showed traditionally and militarily winning in coping with the aggressors.

The Emiratis recognized that the Dhayah Fort as one of the key military castles in their chronicles. The fort was constructed in the 16th century with a tactical place in the northern part of Ras Al Khaimah. The fort, which has straight admission to the numerous streets as well as the coastal street, other banks and mountains, is deemed key to the emirate.

Historians also consider that the residents of Ras Al Khaimah constructed the fort for refusal to accept and military reasons and functions. The immeasurable majority of historians assumed that the fort was constructed under the Al Qawasim family that ruled the region. Those historians supposed that it was constructed in this tactical place to fight the aggressors. Later on the Portuguese refurbished the fort.

The fort is one of the key remarkable fascinations in the UAE and thousands of people, as well as tourists across the world visit each year.

This has inspired an Emirati to build a rest house in the district to make the vacation of the visitors even more relaxed. The rest house has been given with all the required services whereas scores of Emirati women, who are knowledgeable on the history and appreciate of the Dhayah Fort, receive the visitors and give tours in the location.

The fort has two towers to observe the movement of the enemy, however lacks a water tanker and that traditionally pointed out that the fighters hiding in the fort did not stay long.

In April 2001, the fort was completely refurbished to welcome visitors. The numerous journeys allocated to analyze the Dhayah Fort have discovered several pieces of jewellery, together with items made from electrum, a natural combination of gold and silver.

Mohamed Dekkak

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