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Khalifa Bridge

As expected we spotted Al Maqtaa Fort from the very impressive Khalifa Bridge going to and from our hotel on Saadiyrat Island.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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800 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As expected we spotted Al Maqtaa Fort from the very impressive Khalifa Bridge going to and from our hotel on Saadiyrat Island.

Thank Peter B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It is not really something to see or visit. You just drive by and you can have a quick look. The most important thing to know about the fort is its history

Thank carineraza
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lovely place between bridges to make a pictures, although parking is not allowed there. Old fort and a tower both good

Thank Yulia Z
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Al Maqtaa Fort is a little far off and not accessible easily. Nothing that interesting to see. The time taken to go here is not worth it.

Thank aadeshagarwal75
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We first saw this unique Fort tower in the early 80's. Each time we return and look we see it, even today. Research your history and you'll find it an interesting bit of fact. We took a small motorboat and went over once (am told you can not do that now). It was delightful to walk around and peek into... More 

Thank ME A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Always an intriguing and mysterious structure, it sits on an island between Abu Dhabi Island and the mainland. I know of no tours or any other access to it, sadly.

Thank ruppertbaird
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

if you are driving during your stay, i would advise that you drive over this bridge. it is really cool. and you also get brilliant views.

Thank Shoaib H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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228 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Maqta fort is an neglected historical structure in the middle of the concrete jungle in Abu Dhabi. It stands a lone sentry as a lonely reminder of days gone past. This attraction needs no special visit, but chances are you will pass it if you use Al Maqta Bridge. Keep your eye's open and you can't miss it.

3 Thank Binu A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

People interested to see the ancient buildings of this region would like it for its history and its uses back then. A short visit to kill time with family and for photos.

Thank Augustine J
London, United Kingdom
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1,727 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I really like this old and traditional Arab forts and in my Abu Dhabi tour I decided to visit it, but while it was not terrible it looked liked it has been reconstructed and in top of it it was closed. Anyway it is near to the big mosque so it is worth a little detour

Thank Ricardo B

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