Qatar has an intriguing heritage, and one of the most captivating places where you can explore the history of this nation is the striking Al Zubara Fort, situated in the ancient eponymous town.
The area was once the home of an ancient settlement that was a centre for global trade, especially where luxury goods such as pearls were concerned. The original fort/castle was destroyed, however, and the present one was built in 1938.
The Zubarah Fort is a beautiful example of traditional Arabian architecture. The bulky walls were put together using coral and limestone and have a unique texture to it, and from a distance, it looks completely homogenous.
The Purpose of the Fort
The majority believe that the present fort was built to serve as a Coast Guard Station, while some maintain that it’s actually a police station. Nowadays, however, it is utilised as a museum and showcases many historical artefacts.
An Essential Experience
The extended Zubara heritage site is the largest of its kind in the nation, and many luxury hotels in Doha with examples such as Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara would provide tours to this place. It is definitely an essential experience where Qatar is concerned.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+