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Al Ain is known for the presence of several watchtowers but first time visitors wouldn't notice that the towers along Al Hili District are built on the high grounds. The unique style speaks for the old and traditional military architecture. Few kilometers away from the Hili Towers A and B, there's another tower that once protected the village of Al Hili. Aside from the dried mud bricks, dried date palm trunks and clay, stones were used in building this tower making it different from the other towers of Al Hili. In my own opinion, it signifies creativity and resourcefulness of the old dwellers of Al Hili in order to protect their people and its oasis against their enemies.
According to ADACH, this tower was rebuilt on top of the ruins of an old tower.The ruins had to be removed due to its bad state. The Department of Antiquities and Tourism now part of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage is the one responsible for its preservation.
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