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. Put Al-Zubara Fort on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Madinat Ash Shamal trip itinerary planner.
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  • My family and I visited the place of Al Zubara, but unfortunately the city of ruins exact location was closed. We were not anle to see the place itself. However, there are relics in the museum and a n...  more »
  • Learning about the history of the past is one great knowledge that we need to discover. It gives the feeling of contentment. I may not be an Archeologist but I do appreciate their efforts on bringing ...  more »
  • Unfortunately all other sites like the the Zubarah town ruins and Zubarah beach are closed for public as they became archaeological sites recently (-1). However, the Zubarah fort is very clean and wel...  more »
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  • This is one of the best place to visit in Qatar. Just Amazing. A World Heritage Site. Qatar"s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's One hour twenty minutes drive from Capital City, Doha (85 km away from Doha). This fort was built in 1938. The fort's design recalls earlier features common in Arab and Gulf region.
  • It's amazing place to visit, like enjoyed the journey from Doha
  • Its about an hour and a half drive from Doha for what ends up being a 10 minute walk around the fort. It is cool and you will get some great pictures. Worth it is you are doing trips in the area to the fishing villages and other sites. Otherwise, perhaps not worth it. Am rather flag I went to see it.
  • Enjoying the fort how it’s building in that days.
  • A great structure with unique materials. The ventilation inside the building is amazing. Beautiful structure that is rich in history. Nice place to visit and to learn from.

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