Continuing yesterday's post about the Sultan Fort in Al Ain National Museum...
After the quick chit chat with the emarati women inside the tents, I went to the Sultan Fort, just few steps away from the tents. Sultan Fort or The Eastern Fort was built by late Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First (father of Sheikh Zayed, the President) in 1910 AD. It is a square-shaped fort with three round towers, four rooms, and a well in the courtyard (as seen in the replica that I saw inside the museum). Sun-dried mudbricks and clay were the construction materials used in building the fort. In 1969, the fort was restored by the Department of Antiquities and Tourism, and one of the towers was rebuilt in 1991. Nowadays it is being managed and maintained by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. I noticed that it is very simple compared to the majestic Al Ain Palace Museum. By the way, it was closed during my visit. I wasn't able to take some pictures of the interior.
In the past, the holes on the upper part of the walls and towers were used to defend the fort.
The inscriptions on the wooden panel in the main entrance (door) depicted the date of its construction. You can click the images to enlarge.
Yours truly, having some fun...click! click!..thanks hubby.