Dhayah Fort

Dhayah Fort is very well preserved: it was the scene of the Qawassim's resistance against the British until their capitulation on December 22, 1819 when Rams' Sheikh Hassan Bin Ali and all the people around refugees in the fort lost the battle that the British had initiated 5 days ago.

Fort Dhayah, North of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate ©Odyfolio

Guide to visit

Situated at the top of a hill (a 10-minute walk to climb), it offers a panoramic view of the Al Rhams coast, palm groves and mountains. At the foot of the hill are dates and a guest house. The entrance is free.

Fort Dhayah at the top of a hill in the United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Guest house and its palm grove at the foot of Fort Dhayah, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Map and location

Map with location of Dhayah Fort in the United Arab Emirates, near Ras Al Khaimah ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed map for access to Fort Dhayah, north of Ras Al Khaimah City ©OpenStreetMap contributors