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Al-Zubara Fort, Madinat Ash Shamal

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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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  • This is really the only attraction on the North of Qatar Tour that is truly worthwhile. It is small and when we were there we were not allowed to go up to the second floor. There are interpretive sign...  more »
  • Qatar is devoid of many genuine tourist attractions, Al-Zubara is one of them, it's quite a long drive given visit time would be a hour maximum, as there is some information about life around the fort...  more »
  • I did not expect to come out here and find two tour buses already parked. But I guess there's not much else in Qatar, so by those standards, this restored fort is interesting. It primarily has a displ...  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.