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Ras al Khaimah - Dhayah Fort: The highest hilltop fort in the UAE

Dhayah Fort: The highest hilltop fort in the UAE

(38 reviews)
Rams, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
30 mins

About the tour

​With a backdrop of steep mountains, the bay of Dhayah has always been a very fertile area and has been settled in at least since the third millennium BC. A conical shaped hill at the edge of the palm gardens and at the foot of the mountains, served as a natural defense post for the oasis. People have used this hill since prehistoric times for settlement and fortification alike. Today it is crowned by a fortress, built during the 19th century on the foundations of much older structures. It is the only hilltop fort still existing in the UAE and offers a fantastic view of the lush palm gardens, the sea and the dramatic mountains

Meet your local guide


Ashraf is from Annassery, a village in the kozhikode District of Kerala in India. He loves to talk and explain things to other people. Making new friends and travelling through villages to experience local life is his passion. He is currently located in Dubai and would like to invite his guests to see many unique things of Dubai including Souqs and Heritage buildings, local lifestyle of Ras Al khaima, Creek, The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fish market, etc.

Ashraf has been guiding since Jan 2015

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Ras al Khaimah with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Ras al Khaimah. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

17 March 2021

Wonderful Tour. Seeing a fort so well preserved on mountain top was amazing Very patient and humble tour guide

Gill C.

15 March 2021

Climbing up (virtually) to the top of this fort with Ash was such fun! Always have a wonderful time with him and he takes us to such interesting places.

Eliza O.

14 March 2021

He is a star!Good knowledge of places and history, interact well with viewers,kind approach and give us time to take nice pictures. Well done Ashraf!😊

Bea D.

14 March 2021

not easy to climb natural steps hill with all the things. Interesting tour but not earth shattering.

Linda Julie T.

14 March 2021

Happy guide, beautiful, thanks

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