Situated At The Mouth Of Khor al Maqta On A Tiny Island, The Al Maqta Fort In Abu Dhabi Is A Must-See

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Situated At The Mouth Of Khor al Maqta On A Tiny Island, The Al Maqta Fort In Abu Dhabi Is A Must-See

Abu Dhabi is separated from its mainland by this historic waterway known as Khor al Maqta. But what guards this beautiful waterway is a somewhat hidden fort situated at its mouth. The Al Maqta Fort Abu Dhabi is a 200-year-old monument, which is known for holding the rich history and culture of UAE’s capital. The fort is a must-visit if you are exploring Abu Dhabi. Why? Here are the details.

Al Maqta Fort Abu Dhabi

Al Maqta Fort is one of the most beautiful attractions in Abu Dhabi. Before being an attraction, this fort was used to defend against the bandit invaders. The fort is a symbol of Abu Dhabi’s richness in history as well as culture just like a few other landmarks. The majestic fort is on the list of every explorer who visits the city in UAE. If you are a history buff and want to understand the city’s past better, you must visit this fort. The fort has seen the city develop and evolve. The city was just a trading port and a fishing village during the construction of the fort. Hence it is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city.

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Explore The Fort’s Hidden Beauty

The Al Maqta Fort is situated on a tiny little island and can easily be termed an architectural gem. The fort is away from the mainland city and it is possibly a bit difficult to reach there. But the reach will be worth it as you will be exploring it’s beauty. Even though Abu Dhabi is one of the most developed and advanced cities in the world, it still has held on to its roots firmly. It has the perfect balance of modern skyscrapers and grand forts and monuments. One can get the best of both worlds here. Hence visiting Abu Dhabi will surely be one of the unforgettable experiences of your life.

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So, when are you visiting?

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