Trip Planner:   Asia  /  United Arab Emirates  /  Emirate of Fujairah  /  Fujairah  /  Al Bithnah Fort

Al Bithnah Fort, Fujairah

3.8
#12 of 45 in Things to do in Fujairah
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Al Bithnah Fort
Built in 1735 as a strategic watchtower and long considered a major defensive fortress, Al Bithnah Fort is now an excellent place for surveying the stunning landscape from a high vantage point. Look for the intricate decorative designs that still adorn the remaining walls. Bring your camera, as the views of the surrounding area and the markings on the walls beg to be captured. The fort doesn't get particularly busy, so leisurely visits can be arranged on a whim. For Al Bithnah Fort and beyond, use our Fujairah vacation planner to get the most from your Fujairah vacation.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Al Bithnah Fort reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
62 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • You can finish the site seeing within 20mins max. It is a small fort in Fujairah. You can access by bus or car to this place. No entrance fee is required. Visit anytime between 8am until 5pm except... 
    You can finish the site seeing within 20mins max. It is a small fort in Fujairah. You can access by bus or car to this place. No entrance fee is required. Visit anytime between 8am until 5pm except...  more »
  • Al Bithna Fort is located in the village of Al Buthna, 13 kilometres west of Fujairah. It’s a bit of an ‘Indiana Jones’ adventure to reach the Fort, you will need to drive off bitumen road and... 
    Al Bithna Fort is located in the village of Al Buthna, 13 kilometres west of Fujairah. It’s a bit of an ‘Indiana Jones’ adventure to reach the Fort, you will need to drive off bitumen road and...  more »
Google
  • An interesting fort to see how the UAE ancestors held their own, there are gun points, jail cells and it's maintained well by the UAE government. It has a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and greenery. The caretakers are friendly and polite. It is near a wildlife zone, so please recycle your waste and be mindful while there !
  • A true pride of this spot and authentic piece of history, hosted and built between the beautiful spread of farms and palm trees. The architecture distinctively speaks the local theme and the purpose, to defend against invaders, which helped it to stood hard and hold the place in safe conditions since about 1735. As of late, the Fort fort has become adjacent to a key section of UAE’s massive Rail Network, Etihad Rail, which will form part of the overall network that will connect UAE from within and externally with the GCC, Regional and International neighborhoods in the years to come. In there, you will smell and witness history, with nice view and clean breath. The watchman is helpful and he provided some guidance. #Al-Bithnah Fort

Plan your trip to Fujairah

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip