Al-Zubara Fort, Madinat Ash Shamal

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Get a glimpse into military history at Al-Zubara Fort, part of a World Heritage Site that includes a Gulf merchant town. Within the town's ruins, the fort has stood since 1938 when Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani built it as a Coast Guard station. Now a museum, the space shows the architectural techniques of Qatar alongside artworks and archeological exhibits. Visit the still impenetrable fort and take shelter from the sun under the roof where soldiers would gather to patrol the coast. Take a peek into their lives by exploring the fort on your own. Put Al-Zubara Fort on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Madinat Ash Shamal trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nice to see but not as big as expected. Compared to the other world sites its a pretty small fort. Located a bit far from the city in the desert so there is nothing else to see around it. if you have....  more »
  • This fort is part of the Al-Zubara archeological site. There is not much to see in the fort itself but there are great exhibits about the history of the area.  more »
  • Very interesting experience.. very well maintained and visit. Excellent historical exhibit inside capturing the long history of the region
  • Very Nice, peaceful, Silent, place with Eyefull landscapes, Small but very attractive fort and most attractive thing is Ruined City Of Zubara.. You will feel so peaceful after a long drive..

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