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Built in 1735, the fort was considered of vital importance to the defense of the United Arab Emirates' eastern region.
The fort's bulky frame of thick golden-stoned walls, edged by a chunky circular watch tower makes it particularly photogenic, while the views from the ramparts over the countryside of palm groves and jagged mountains behind are spectacular.
Just south of Fujairah Fort, the Fujairah Museum has an excellent collection of artifacts dating from the early Bronze Age that were unearthed during archaeological digs at Qidfa and Bithnah.
Exhibits include Bronze and Iron Age weaponry, painted pottery, carved soapstone vessels, and pre-Islamic silver coins.
Built in 1670, Fujairah Fort was badly damaged by a British attack in the early 20th century.
Considered the oldest fort in the United Arab Emirates, it has served previously as both a defensive building and a home for the ruling family.
In recent years, it has been fully restored to its former glory.
The area surrounding the fort is now part of a Heritage Village set up by Fujairah's Department of Archaeology and Heritage.
Outside Fujairah city, 13 kilometers away along the main highway, Bithna Fort once stood watch over the strategic routes crossing the Hajar Mountains through Wadi Ham.
And for many centuries, it was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast.