One of the interesting sights here in Al Ain City is the Al Jahli Fort. It is one of the largest forts in the UAE and was built in 1890 until 1898 on orders of Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (also known as Zayed the 1st). Had undergone restoration but the historic fabric of the building has been carefully preserved. The fort was being restored under the project of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage under the directive of Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, chairman of ADACH, and transformed the building into a cultural center and tourist attraction. One of my monochrome posts featured the separate circular tower and the main entrance, this time let me feature this beauty that I saw when I revisited the place.
By the way, if you're planning to visit Al Ain City on April 2010, it is better if you will watch the performance of Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice with the American conductor John Fiore. To book your tickets, click here.
Am linking this post to Aileni's The Monochrome Weekend. Thank you Aileni.
Word of the day: makaan is the arabic term for a place . Salaam to all!