Al Maqta Fort and Tower have guarded the entrance to Abu Dhabi Island for over 200 years with the narrow channel of water providing one of the few access points for camels crossing the wet sands in years gone past.
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It can be tricky getting here, but essentially take the E22 (Al Ain/Dubai Road) and take first exit after crossing Al Maqta Bridge. At the roundabout take the first exit so that effectively you're going back in the same direction you've come from. Go under the Maqta Bridge and park at the Fort which is under construction. The Tower stands separately in the Khor Al Maqta channel.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 06:49 - 17:33 | current local time: 06:28
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