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Arad Fort, Al Muharraq

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Explore Arad Fort, a 15th-century fortress built to monitor and protect the island. Today, it represents a great spot to take a strol, enjoy the views, have a drink, and take some artistic photos. Stroll around the site and reflect on the traditional architecture, which wasn’t altered during the fort's restoration in the 20th century; no modern materials, like cement, were used. See the four circular towers on the fort's corners, and peer down into the now disused moat outside the gates. From time to time, the fort serves as a venue for concerts and local festivals. Put Arad Fort at the forefront of your travel plans using our Al Muharraq day trip tool .
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  • Amazing place for morning walk, even it got shades to rest or relax, but when the water level is low then the place smells bit fishy, they do have an cold store and a ice cream stand for summer but it...  more »
  • A nice place to spend time and for lovers of history and archaeology and preferably visit am especially from the month of November to March weather is beautiful
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  • Nice place to see the and feel the history of Bahrain. Not that big fort and nothing is inside but it's nice to visit is for one time.  more »
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  • Old buildings and structures teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. These Architectural monuments cultivates pride of past and heritage , unfortunately Arad fort doesn't appear to be any of those descriptions . Entry was denied ? ( 21 Sep 17 ) reasons not known , no information about the fort can be seen anywhere . Seems like no interest to preserve the past glory and rich cultural heritage. It is a very tiny structure in comparison with other forts around the world still it has its own relevance to the society , wished it be maintained .
  • An old Fort with a nice sea view. The place is usually not crowded. Check with the authorities before planning a visit. Good to bring kids...enjoyable
  • A small 500 old Omani fort with nice sea view and modern walkway. Unfortunately most of the time it is closed either for musical activities or other things.
  • Once upon a time this area was the centre of the universe. Trade and onnections are exchanged here. Althought it was an old community with very little to offer compares with today but without it you were considered outcasted. Dilmun was an ancient civilization during the Bronze Age that played a role as a trade center between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. The civilization is believed to have lasted over 2000 years (since 2500 B.C.). Following the collapse of the Indus civilization, Dilmun's status as a trading center began to decline. By 600 B.C., Dilmun was absorbed into the Babylonian empire. During 323 B.C., Greek influence (under the command of Alexander the Great) imposed the names "Tylos" for the city of Manama (on the mainland) and "Aradous" for the island of Muharraq (meaning: Place of Burning / Place of Ashes).
  • Nice place... its shows the typical style of islamic forts in 15th century..

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