Saturday, December 5, 2009

Al Jahili Fort

Erected in 1898 by Sheikh Zayed Al Nahayan The First, Al Jahili Fort is one of the great landmarks and symbols of the United Arab Emirates' culture and heritage. Located at Al Jahili District along Al Ain Street,just few steps away from  Al Jahili Park.


For  more information about the Al Jahili Fort, please visit the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage webpage.

Posted for The Monochrome Weekend hosted by Aileni.


Word of the day: qal’at is the arabic word of the fort. Salaam to all!

28 comments:

  1. What an interesting structure, the history is great reading. It is good that it has been restored and is being used again. I really like the first photo showing the circular tower.

    Welcome to Monochrome Weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you again.

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  2. beautiful!!!looks like a toy...on its B&W....
    hope i got chance to read its history....when i am not busy...LOL

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  3. That is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  4. The serrated edges seem to be brand new! It must have been built well!

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  5. @SquirrelQueen,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for following as well. I am following your blog now and added your site in my blogroll.

    I myself as an expat was awed by Al Ain's culture and beauty during my first few months here and still appreciating its beauty until these days.

    @coffeeveggie addict,
    Thanks sis..hahaha parang toy nga, click mo ang photo para mas lumaki para hindi sya mukhang toy hehehe.

    @Riet,
    Thank you for visiting. Visited your site, I love your monochromes photos.

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  6. @Rinkly Rimes,
    Al Jahli Fort has been renovated and the other day when I came back to visit, I have seen workers outside the fort, looks like they are fixing something inside the fort.

    Thank you visiting. Will visit your site.

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  7. the structure itself n its design is interesting. good to read the link u provided u provided. thanks

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  8. It is I have not looked rare building.
    Thank you for showing wonderful form.

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  9. Oh so cool Misalyn! It's a unique architecture, and looks like a sand castle to me hehe. Nice mono!

    AL

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  10. Superb shot! And, your brief historical account is helpful...Wow!

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  11. What a building! Very interesting and great shot :)

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  12. Very nice Photos. I feel,like I am seeing things I know I will never see again.

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  13. It looked impressive indeed, but at the same time like something made like a cake. Absolutely one for B & W.

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  14. perfect post misalyn, loving the B & W. ^0^
    at first i thought they were sand castles!
    haha! have a happy weekend! ^0^

    ps: tnx again for droppin by... you sure made me smile!

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  15. This is beautiful pictures. I love it!

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  16. Good photos. I prefer the first one.

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  17. well done Misalyn! a very nice mono pic :) and thanks for sharing us the culture and history of UAE.

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  18. Magnificent construction. What a delightful architecture! I love it.

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  19. Great shots, especially the first one.

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  20. a very interesting architecture..i love the first photo. the circular construction is pretty amazing.

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  21. @All.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting on this monochrome entry post for Monochrome Weekly Theme.

    I will visit your sites as soon as I can for I have few days off this week.

    Have a nice day everyone.

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  22. Look great in B&W images,thanks for sharing.

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  23. Misalyn, those are gorgeous photos in monochrome! i love them
    love and
    hugs hugs

    BETTY MANOUSOS/CUT AND DRY

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  24. Wow.. nice shot, and great building!!
    What a unique fort...

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