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Al Zubara Fort, Madinat Ash Shamal

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Around 100km north of Doha on Shamal road in Shamal Municipality. Built in late 1930’s as a Coast Guard station by Sheikh Bin Jassim in what was once a busy trading town. This is also an important... 
    Around 100km north of Doha on Shamal road in Shamal Municipality. Built in late 1930’s as a Coast Guard station by Sheikh Bin Jassim in what was once a busy trading town. This is also an important...  more »
  • A quaint place of Interest with an archaeological site nearby providing an awareness of the local history, culture and life in the area. If you are interested in finding out about the area and it’s... 
    A quaint place of Interest with an archaeological site nearby providing an awareness of the local history, culture and life in the area. If you are interested in finding out about the area and it’s...  more »
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  • Great location to take your family . During winter season you feel quiet windy here . During busy days , you can see camel ride for kids also small Karak counters This is must visit location who explore Qatar heritage .Also you can find another heritage site around this area . Take note Zubara fort listed down in UN World heritage site list in Qatar
  • Nice fort. Small but has a mini museum inside. They don't have and there is not any shop or restaurant nearby so bring water.

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