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Al-Zubara Fort, Madinat Ash Shamal

(3.4/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Madinat Ash Shamal attractions like Al-Zubara Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • nice little Fort in the nowhere - in the North is still (approx. 10min by car) a small derelict town. Free admission, well maintained, restrooms and probably a small shop along with a few camels. Is on at least one of the sights also has and is well prepared - if it is near most definitely worth a visit
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  • By car it took us 1.5 hours to get there. Difficult to find using the sat navigation system but we found it in the end. Take toilet paper and wet wipes with you (everywhere where you travel). The loo'...  more »
  • It is true there is not much around Al-Zubara Fort, but come on! We are in the desert! It is just above an hour drive from Doha. There is a small exposition about the nearby archaeological site but wh...  more »
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  • Visiting from Australia. ..found it very interesting & hot 48d when we were there. R
  • There is no hotel and restaurant near by. There is no tickets. Visiting time: 10AM to 6:15PM Place includes:- 1. Fort 2. Mosque 3. Washroom 4. Camel Safari (25(QAR)
  • It's a nice place to visit if you like to know something more about the life of ancient qatar. It's about 120km from Doha.
  • The only place here which is under world heritage.. !!
  • No ticket for entry but be prepared food water and petrol when you visit here there is nothing in 30 kms.