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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. To visit Arad Fort and other attractions in Al Muharraq, use our Al Muharraq vacation generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Its Very near by Seef ,kids & adults both will Enjoy more , Best time is evng , go place for photography  more »
  • I am probably a bit bias because I love this kind of semi-ruined historical castles and forts, but this one is worth the 15 minutes visit in almost on your own and enjoying some of the views. I enjoye...  more »
  • Firstly, they charge 1 BD for the entrance. The fort has nothing in it. No signs or history mentioned what so ever. Waste of time. The Bahrain fort is much better than this.  more »
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  • Upon arrival there is no signage. Small building with information on it. 1 BD or $2.65 US. There is no signage what so ever. Empty paint cans, junk behind closed doors. Weather taking its effect on building. No attempts to save being made.
  • It's a good historical place that gives you the panoramic view of the royal blue water and greenery of seef mall.They have entrance ticket and this fort is closed at 6:00 pm.
  • Good place but need arrange more facilities to visitors and to get full view of fort
  • I love places like this but there's nothing to see. No signs or info (I read Arabic too). Just a big old square. Could be neat if they spent some time explaining what it is and was.
  • This is a small fort. It may be due to cultural differences but in my home state in India (Rajasthan), we have seen very large forts. This fort is as small as Haveli in village of Rajasthan.