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Visit Doha Fort to learn about a historic military structure and the more recent history of Qatar. Originally built in 1880 to serve as a police station, in 1906 the fort became a jail, and finally, in 1927 turned into a military fortification. The fortress now serves as a museum, housing traditional Qatari handicrafts and a photo exhibit focusing on the locals' everyday life. Put Doha Fort at the forefront of your travel plans using our Doha travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 3, 2017
    In Doha, we went to this strong, lovely and quaint, of course has to be seen in the local context, to us and enjoyed it, how loved Doha. Very interesting was the journey to get here, 90 minutes by bus in the middle of the desert.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Not worth going out of your way for in the extreme heat. There wasn't all that much to see from the outside.  more »
  • January 25, 2017
    The Doha Fort is currently neglected, it is surrounded by multi-storey construction site, everything looks pretty desolate and run-down of the Fort can be guessed that it could look very nice.
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